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

Date 31 Jan 2015
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Posted By LinuxSecurity 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.
https://www.debian.org/security/                           Michael Gilbert
January 31, 2015                       https://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):
https://www.debian.org/devel/debian-installer
https://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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