[Pkg-chromium-maint] Chromium 14 backport "Aw, Snap!"

Michael Gilbert michael.s.gilbert at gmail.com
Mon Oct 10 15:00:13 UTC 2011

On Mon, 10 Oct 2011 16:44:02 +0200 Fabien C. wrote:

> Hello, 
> For several months, I've been backporting chromium from Sid to Squeeze nearly every time a new version was available. I've seen here that Michael Gilbert has been doing the same thing[1] up to version 13. No problem until now.
> However, I couldn't get the last Chromium 14 version to work properly (Michael did not backport this version). Whatever I tried, every tab crashes as soon as it open (new "blank" tabs included) with the "Aw, Snap!" message. The only workaround is to lunch it with the --no-sandbox option, but that's not very nice. 
> I compiled it with and without the USE_SYSTEM_FFMPEG and USE_SYSTEM_V8 flags. Linked with gold and ld. I used the -dbg packages to try to find what was going wrong, but gdb wasn't really verbose when a tab was opened and crashed (doesn't care much about child process). 
> Any ideas?

I haven't uploaded since I've run across the same thing, and I've been
trying to fix it.  You can review upstream's chromium docs on
debugging.  However, frustratingly the crash goes away while debugging.
There is also "--enable-logging=stderr --v=1".

A solution I've found is --single-process, which also isn't wholey
desirable, but it's a bit better than disabling the sandbox...

I'm about to upload a version with that solution.


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