Downgrading chromium to version 846.

If you experience problems with chromium 854 (both 64 and 32bit), you can downgrade to version 846 by following these steps:

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[li]get the .tgz archive for your architecture from one of these 2 locations:
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[LIST]
[li]32bit:
[/li]https://rapidshare.com/files/2358435630/chromium-15.0.846_i586.tgz
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[li]64bit:
[/li]https://rapidshare.com/files/329355286/chromium-15.0.846_x86_64.tgz
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(Unfortunately you’ll need a webbrowser. The trick I applied here: NVIDIA 260.19 Issues - Page 26 doesn’t work anymore.)

[li] You’ll get an archive named either chromium-15.0.846_i586.tgz or chromium-15.0.846_x86_64.tgz.
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[li] Copy this archive to /tmp and check the md5 checksum. It has to match the value in red below:
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[li]64bit:
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# md5sum chromium-15.0.846_x86_64.tgz 
9dacd23bf92c83dbc425744f2270d61f  chromium-15.0.846_x86_64.tgz

[li]32bit:
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# md5sum chromium-15.0.846_i586.tgz 
d7c73823f497ba3f176392dbfa1973a2  chromium-15.0.846_i586.tgz

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[li] Execute the following commands as root (or copy/paste the code below and use it in a script). If you’re not using Gnome or don’t have chromium-desktop-gnome installed, you don’t need the last 2 lines.
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[ul]
[li]64bit:
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cd /tmp
tar -xvzf chromium-15.0.846_x86_64.tgz
zypper rm chromium libv8-3 
zypper in libv8-3-3.5.2.0-2.1.x86_64.rpm chromium-15.0.846.0-2.1.x86_64.rpm
zypper rm chromium-desktop-gnome
zypper in chromium-desktop-gnome-15.0.846.0-2.1.x86_64.rpm

[li]32bit:
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cd /tmp
tar -xvzf chromium-15.0.846_i586.tgz
zypper rm chromium libv8-3 
zypper in libv8-3-3.5.2.0-2.1.i586.rpm chromium-15.0.846.0-2.1.i586.rpm
zypper rm chromium-desktop-gnome
zypper in chromium-desktop-gnome-15.0.846.0-2.1.i586.rpm

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[li] You can lock the packages, so they won’t get replaced by a zypper update:
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zypper --non-interactive al chromium libv8-3
zypper --non-interactive al chromium-desktop-gnome

[li] And later unlock them to install the current version from the Contrib repo:
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zypper --non-interactive rl chromium libv8-3
zypper --non-interactive rl chromium-desktop-gnome

[li] All this has to be done as root (using sudo or su).
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If you want to keep the packages from a specific repo, so you can easily downgrade to previous versions, you can modify the repo with the –keep-packages (or lowercase -k) option. To keep the packages of the Contrib repo (assuming it is called openSUSE:Contrib on your system - because you could have given it another alias), you can use:

zypper mr** -k** openSUSE:Contrib

The packages will be stored in the following directories:
/var/cache/zypp/packages/openSUSE:Contrib/i586
/var/cache/zypp/packages/openSUSE:Contrib/x86_64
/var/cache/zypp/packages/openSUSE:Contrib/noarch

When you decide not to save the packages anymore, you can use the option –no-keep-packages (or uppercase** -K** )

zypper mr **-K** openSUSE:Contrib

To keep all packages from all repos, use:

zypper mr -kt

You can also download old Chromium rpms from here (no x86 version yet, but should be available this afternoon):

ftp://warpspider.co.cc/suse/chromium...2.1.x86_64.rpm
ftp://warpspider.co.cc/suse/chromium...2.1.x86_64.rpm
ftp://warpspider.co.cc/suse/libv8-3-...2.1.x86_64.rpm

Since yesterday an updated version 15.0.854 could be found in Contrib that resolves the issue indicated with regards to the missing sandbox client. However it seems that this 15.0.854 introduced two more issues that have been reported as a bug.

The fist issue is that the tab close buttons are not working. (This was reported as bug 93086 and bug 93480).
The second issue is that this version is very slow as reported in bug report 93401.

A newer build 15.0.857 is available which resolves the issue with regards to the tab buttons. Unfortunately this build still has the slower performance and cpu hogging from time to time. As that Chromium is moving to a different OBS repository, this newer build will not be available through the Contrib repositories.

The new home for chromium is network:chromium (http://download.opensuse.org/repositories/network:/chromium/<distribution version>)

Regards

Raymond

Update:

All 846 builds provided by please_try_again are now hosted on “Warp Spider”, in RPMs and TGZ, both x86 and x64 versions.
You should be able to download them using wget or similar command line tool.
Files will be hosted as long as it will be neccessary, just keep in mind I have only 2Mbit upload speed :wink:
please note you need only either TGZ or RPMs, not both :wink:

browseable ftp directory:

ftp://warpspider.co.cc/suse

x86 TGZ archive:

ftp://warpspider.co.cc/suse/chromium-15.0.846_i586.tgz

x86 RPMs

ftp://warpspider.co.cc/suse/chromium-15.0.846.0-2.1.i586.rpm
ftp://warpspider.co.cc/suse/libv8-3-3.5.2.0-2.1.i586.rpm
ftp://warpspider.co.cc/suse/chromium-desktop-gnome-15.0.846.0-2.1.i586.rpm

x64 TGZ

ftp://warpspider.co.cc/suse/chromium-15.0.846_x86_64.tgz

x64 RPMs

ftp://warpspider.co.cc/suse/chromium-15.0.846.0-2.1.x86_64.rpm
ftp://warpspider.co.cc/suse/libv8-3-3.5.2.0-2.1.x86_64.rpm
ftp://warpspider.co.cc/suse/chromium-desktop-gnome-15.0.846.0-2.1.x86_64.rpm

Enjoy :slight_smile:

Hi
Thanks for this, however you do need to upload the src rpms as well
please :wink:


Cheers Malcolm °¿° (Linux Counter #276890)
openSUSE 11.4 (x86_64) Kernel 2.6.37.6-0.7-desktop
up 1 day 22:45, 3 users, load average: 0.24, 0.19, 0.17
GPU GeForce 8600 GTS Silent - Driver Version: 280.13

I can upload src too, but I don’t have them. Maybe please_try_again will provide them too.

But AFAIK you don’t need source files do downgrade, unless you want to compile chromium on your own.

Hi
They need to be available aside from the license requirement for a user whom wants to browse the source, check it etc…

I would upload them, but they were deleted from OBS and I have no idea where can I get them now.

As for license requirements, it’s true that I don’t provide any of chromium licenses copy (or at least it seems so), therefore i’m probably violating them.

I’m providing the files for users who got their browsers broken and need a quick fix. But I will remove them immediately if that’s neccessary.

Hi
I don’t think it’s necessary to remove, I don’t use it (although I was
helping in the initial stage of it’s building) currently. Just a heads
up for the future, or unless any others have opinions…


Cheers Malcolm °¿° (Linux Counter #276890)
openSUSE 11.4 (x86_64) Kernel 2.6.37.6-0.7-desktop
up 1 day 23:46, 3 users, load average: 0.21, 0.27, 0.28
GPU GeForce 8600 GTS Silent - Driver Version: 280.13

The sources don’t get installed with the packages. Since I only installed the chromium packages, I don’t have the sources. I just happen to keep the rpms on my fileserver and remove older versions from time to time (right now I still have 6 chromium versions since june 20). Obviously, we don’t intend to “distribute” chromium binaries. We’re just helping to restore files that were deleted from peoples’ rpm packages cache. I think users are aware on the situation and can trust us or not.

Here are the md5 sums of the original rpms. You can check them (using the command md5sum ) to make sure that the files haven’t been modified.


3f237564004b6eb9e4204fd4d1df0fae  chromium-15.0.846.0-2.1.i586.rpm
09d8c1e5fae3ac388a13f5070918f028  chromium-desktop-gnome-15.0.846.0-2.1.i586.rpm
9e371432cc54976de942539af39e155c  libv8-3-3.5.2.0-2.1.i586.rpm
a75d93acce547d71584a698a793110eb  chromium-15.0.846.0-2.1.x86_64.rpm
fae83523d871d5bb01d55879162ef21f  chromium-desktop-gnome-15.0.846.0-2.1.x86_64.rpm
f6a284292b67eec8ca303585f4e31dd4  libv8-3-3.5.2.0-2.1.x86_64.rpm