[Pkg-chromium-maint] Bug#786909: chromium: unconditionally downloads binary blob

Michael Gilbert mgilbert at debian.org
Thu Jun 18 23:47:39 UTC 2015

On Thu, Jun 18, 2015 at 7:33 PM, Steven Chamberlain wrote:
> Steven Chamberlain wrote:
>> would the
>> DFSG chromium browser be 'more' free if it disabled NaCl?
> Actually, in the build log I see disable_nacl=1
> I'm confused that hotword-x86-64.nexe is "a NaCl module" [0], even
> though Debian's chromium is built with NaCl 'disabled'?

Yes, nacl is intentionally disabled in the Debian packages, but that
itself doesn't have anything to do with the ability of the browser to
download files.

> Does this feature actually work at all, even if a user ticks
> "Enable OK Google" in chrome://settings;  is someone able to test that?

No, it does not work.  Obviously nacl applications cannot execute
without a nacl interpreter.

Best wishes,

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