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PostPosted: Wed Aug 05, 2009 5:39 pm    Post subject: chromium-bin Reply with quote

Anyone else out there using the chromium-bin ebuild thats in portage? I think its working quite well; plugins seem to be coming right along too.

I'm having one issue with it, that doesn't seem to be mentioned in the chromium issues page or on the chromium-discuss group.
The Adobe Acroread plugin (acroread): Its listed in my 'about:plugins' page and when I attempt to visit a PDF via a link it doesn't try to download it, it just goes to a dark gray screen. So, it seems like the plugin is trying to do something with it, but is unsuccessful. I haven't done much debugging, and I know the chromium browser for Linux is still probably far from complete.

Just wanted to know if any fellow Gentoo users are playing with chromium-bin and if they are having the same problem, or does the acroread plugin work with chromium for you?


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PostPosted: Thu Aug 06, 2009 10:59 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I can't use the binary because it's optimised for Pentium-4, or more accurately SSE2, which my Athlon-XP doesn't support. The ebuild really ought to check for that... :roll:

I've been looking into building it from source, but it's a very large undertaking - the full source-code tree is 2.2GB! 8O

There's an ebuild for it in this thread, but the frantic speed at which updates are added means that i want to find a way to specify a 'good' revision, rather than just go with the latest-but-not-necessarily-greatest... :?

Sorry for the mini-rant - can't help you with the plugin question, obviously. :oops:
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 07, 2009 11:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Anyone know when it's going to be keyworded for amd64? Why isn't it keyworded for amd64 anyway?
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 09, 2009 12:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Kingoftherings wrote:
Anyone know when it's going to be keyworded for amd64? Why isn't it keyworded for amd64 anyway?


It seems to be 32 bit only at the moment. If you do unmask it for amd64, it will pull in some x86 emulation packages. I couldn't get it to run, but I didn't play with it much.

From chromium-bin-0_p22046.ebuild:
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AMD64_DEPEND="amd64? (
        || ( www-plugins/adobe-flash[32bit]
                www-client/mozilla-firefox-bin
                net-libs/xulrunner-bin )
        >=app-emulation/emul-linux-x86-gtklibs-20081109
        app-emulation/emul-linux-x86-soundlibs
        )"

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PostPosted: Thu Aug 13, 2009 1:15 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I was using chromium-bin on x86, and it ran fine until I manually set proxy settings in KDE-4.3.0 System-settings -> Network Settings. Now chromium-bin crashes on startup. I'm not sure if it's a coincidence and the problem is something else.

I nuked the ~/.config/chromium folder, but that made no difference.
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 13, 2009 1:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

now even flash works - goodness ! :D

http://webupd8.blogspot.com/2009/07/how-to-enable-flash-support-for.html

(I had to copy over the flashplayer, the symbolic link wouldn't work ...)
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 13, 2009 5:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Does it work on x64 yet? Otherwise it's quite useless in 2009 imho ;)
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 13, 2009 5:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

pdw_hu wrote:
Does it work on x64 yet? Otherwise it's quite useless in 2009 imho ;)


if you call "work" that it runs from within my 32bit chroot - then yes :lol:
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 13, 2009 7:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

kernelOfTruth wrote:
pdw_hu wrote:
Does it work on x64 yet? Otherwise it's quite useless in 2009 imho ;)


if you call "work" that it runs from within my 32bit chroot - then yes :lol:


That is _not_ what i'd call x64 :)
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 29, 2009 10:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

amd64 support is coming, the snapshots buildbot now provides 64bit packages. So from chromium-bin-4.0.204.0_p24859, you can try it easily on ~amd64!
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 29, 2009 10:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

if the chromium-bin doesn't work for you - try building it from scratch:

https://forums.gentoo.org/viewtopic-t-753458-start-150.html

for me it built fine with gcc 4.3 ! (native 64bit build from upstream)

the chromium-bin seems to have some tweaks added to it since last time I compared speed of the 32bit compiled and binary version the binary was faster (same as with firefox-bin) - strange :o
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