Chromium package updates

There was a new Chromium source release last week, but there were other software releases that had priority to get packages out the door. Therefore I could only chromium packages this weekend.
Chromium 76.0.3809.132 fixes 3 security holes. Note that the version before that (76.0.3809.100) also fixed 4 critical holes but I never packaged that as I went on holiday. So, upgrading now would be a good idea.

The packages (for Slackware 14.2 and -current) can be found on my site or any mirror (e.g. http://slackware.uk/people/alien/slackbuilds/chromium/).

Enjoy! Eric

11 thoughts on “Chromium package updates



  1. I can’t seem to get new (or any) chromium package to run properly on my 14.2 (X86-64). I must be missing libraries. I can get into my local router address 192.168.1.XXX but can’t seem to navigate to other URLs. I was getting some Slackware pages to come up but I figure they must have been cached somewhere. I can bring up the settings page but it crashes when I try to change anything! Any idea what I might be missing?


  2. I also posted on LQ’s site. It occurred to me since my system has been converted to multilib I might need a compat32 version of the package.


    1. No, multilib has nothing to do with this.
      If you can access your router by IP address but can not access external web pages, then it is clear that Chromium works, but the DNS name resolving has an issue on your computer.
      If you have the same problems with Firefox then the issue is on your computer indeed. If Firefox however opens all these external pages correctly and Chromium fails, then you could try resetting your Chromium browser profile in ~/.config/chromium/ . Perhaps the issue is a profile setting which you changed recently.


      1. Yes my Firefox works (resolves URLs) but it is the original 14.2 package (45.2.0esr) and needs upgrading also…
        I tried deleting both ~/.cache/chromium and ~/.config/chromium directories. This is not the issue.
        Launching chromium from the command line gives some feedback regarding NSS even though Chromium allegedly uses BoringSSL instead. “NSS_VersionCheck(“3.26”) failed. My NSS is from Firefox package “mozilla-nss-3.23-x86_64-1”. I will try upgrading NSS and obtaining BoringSSL package from git.




  3. Hi Eric, as always thanks for your work.

    I just want to notify you that your widevine plugin needs to be updated. HBO GO and Amazon Prime Video stops working with your version. Latest is version is now 4.10.1440.18 – I’ve tested it and it works for all VOD services I have.




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