Daily Archives: January 19, 2023

New packages for Chromium (also ungoogled) work on Slackware 14.2 again

It looks like Slackware 14.2 is starting to show its age when it comes to supporting Chromium. The packages that I uploaded earlier this week for Chromium (also -ungoogled) version 109.0.5414.74 failed to run on Slackware 14.2 despite the fact that they were successfully compiled on Slackware 14.2. The packages ran without complaint on Slackware 15.0 and -current however.
The cause was a run-time dependency on libdrm for which the minimum version requirement was increased in Chromium 109 and Slackware 14.2 contains a libdrm library that is now too old.
After finding that root cause, I have rebuilt the chromium (also -ungoogled) packages, this time using an internal copy of libdrm instead of relying on the system libraries. The BUILD=2 version of these packages is now available for download from my repository and its mirrors, they are working correctly on Slackware 14.2 again.

Have fun! Eric