Debian: DSA-3148-1: chromium-browser end of life

    Date31 Jan 2015
    CategoryDebian
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    Posted ByLinuxSecurity Advisories
    Security support for the chromium web browser is now discontinued for the stable distribution (wheezy). Chromium upstream stopped supporting wheezy's build environment (gcc 4.7, make, etc.), so there is no longer any practical way to continue building security
    
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    Debian Security Advisory DSA-3148-1                   This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
    http://www.debian.org/security/                           Michael Gilbert
    January 31, 2015                       http://www.debian.org/security/faq
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    Package        : chromium-browser
    
    Security support for the chromium web browser is now discontinued
    for the stable distribution (wheezy).  Chromium upstream stopped
    supporting wheezy's build environment (gcc 4.7, make, etc.), so
    there is no longer any practical way to continue building security
    updates.
    
    Chromium users that desire continued security updates are encouraged
    to upgrade early to the upcoming stable release (jessie), Debian 8.
    
    An alternative is to switch to the iceweasel web browser, which will
    continue to recieve security updates in wheezy for some time.
    
    Note that until the official release happens, chromium package updates
    for jessie may have a larger than usual delay due to possible bugs and
    testing migration rules.
    
    Also, there will be no more DSAs announcing chromium package updates
    until jessie becomes officially released.
    
    Instructions for upgrading from Debian 7 to 8 are available at:
    https://www.debian.org/releases/jessie/amd64/release-notes/ch-upgrading.en.html
    
    Media for installing Debian 8 from scratch are also available
    (the release candidate media, jessie_di_rc1, are recommended):
    http://www.debian.org/devel/debian-installer
    http://cdimage.debian.org/cdimage/jessie_di_rc1
    
    Further information about Debian Security Advisories, how to apply
    these updates to your system and frequently asked questions can be
    found at: https://www.debian.org/security/
    
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