Chromium Browser update

Asked by Benjamin on 2011-03-05

Can someone please tell me why the Chromium browser keeps on coming up as an update in Update Manager? I have downloaded and installed it 4 or 5 times now. Every time it is 14MB, so it seems to be the same application every time.

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Best mycae (mycae) said : #1

How did you install chromium? Are you using the normal packages, or did you subscribe to a daily build?

If there is even the smallest change, and an update is posted, then the whole lot needs to be re-downloaded.

You can change the system-wide update policy if you need.
System > Administration > Software Sources then set it to whatever you like

mycae (mycae) said : #2

Just to let you know, the changelog can be seen here, so you can find out roughly what the changes were (I am assuming you are running maverick).

http://changelogs.ubuntu.com/changelogs/pool/universe/c/chromium-browser/chromium-browser_9.0.597.107~r75357-0ubuntu0.10.10.1/changelog

Benjamin (skivvy51) said : #3

OK thanks. I wasn't aware that the whole thing has to be re-downloaded every time.

I have been using open source software for about 2 years now. Thank-you to the people such as yourself who answer questions on this site and make using Ubuntu so much easier. Your assistance is genuinely appreciated.

Benjamin (skivvy51) said : #4

Thanks mycae, that solved my question.

mycae (mycae) said : #5

If you are concerned about bandwidth, you may want to look into using debdelta. It looks interesting, and a similar thing is used by default in Fedora, but I have not tried it myself.

http://debdelta.debian.net/

Benjamin (skivvy51) said : #6

OK thanks for the heads-up.