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#1 2015-02-02 20:01:45

twoion
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Registered: 2012-05-11
Posts: 1,648

[Debian Security Alert] Chromium in wheezy/waldorf is now EOL

Users of chromium on wheezy (that is, waldorf) should note that:

Security support for the chromium web browser is now discontinued
for the stable distribution (wheezy).  Chromium upstream stopped
supporting wheezy's build environment (gcc 4.7, make, etc.), so
there is no longer any practical way to continue building security
updates.

Chromium users that desire continued security updates are encouraged
to upgrade early to the upcoming stable release (jessie), Debian 8.

An alternative is to switch to the iceweasel web browser, which will
continue to recieve security updates in wheezy for some time.

Note that until the official release happens, chromium package updates
for jessie may have a larger than usual delay due to possible bugs and
testing migration rules.

Also, there will be no more DSAs announcing chromium package updates
until jessie becomes officially released.

Source: DSA-3148-1 Switch to Iceweasel for a comparable, Debianized alternative. Mozilla is awesome.

Last edited by twoion (2015-02-02 20:02:54)


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#2 2015-02-03 05:09:58

cpoakes
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Registered: 2012-05-19
Posts: 202

Re: [Debian Security Alert] Chromium in wheezy/waldorf is now EOL

Apparently stable Debian and its derived distros don't matter to Google if they cannot be bothered to continue supporting the dev environment until the next stable version is at least released.  I guess evil is relative...

apt-get purge chromium

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#3 2015-02-03 10:10:31

jochen
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Registered: 2015-01-16
Posts: 34

Re: [Debian Security Alert] Chromium in wheezy/waldorf is now EOL

What about Google Chrome? Does Google also cease Wheezy support?

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#4 2015-02-03 17:14:06

twoion
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Registered: 2012-05-11
Posts: 1,648

Re: [Debian Security Alert] Chromium in wheezy/waldorf is now EOL

jochen wrote:

What about Google Chrome? Does Google also cease Wheezy support?

No. The reason Debian is dropping chromium is that with the Wheezy build system, they can't compile the upstream sources anymore without extra patching. You as an individual can still use the Google Chrome binaries; but trusting and distributing Google Chrome is not something the Debian project can afford to do.


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