[Pkg-chromium-maint] chromium on arm (was: About Jessie and missing packages)

Riku Voipio riku.voipio at iki.fi
Tue Mar 31 12:36:51 UTC 2015

On Tuesday, March 31, 2015 1:33:29 PM EEST, peter green wrote:
> See https://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=696909 
> for more information on the many issues we had trying to keep 
> chromium working on armhf.

> If there is to be a supported chromium package in raspbian 
> going forward it needs to be dealt with on the Debian side 
> first. Unfortunately chromium seems to be the package from hell.
> It looks like since that time that the Debian chromium 
> maintainers have tried to reenable armhf support on two 
> occasions (in versions 28.0.1500.71-1 and 29.0.1547.57-3+exp1) 
> but in both cases the package failed to build. ccing the 
> chromium maintainers to see if they have any comments.
> Are you recompiling jessie packages for better armv7 support?
> The whole point of raspbian is to provide support for armv6. If 
> you want armv7 optimised packages use Debian armhf.

Looks like ubuntu has chromium in armhf packages:


The changes to enable armhf build seems quite small (bunch of arm related 
defines and unsetting sysroot). I haven't tested if the binaries ubuntu 
builds actually work.


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