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Re: New "Can't update Chromium" message?

Tue Feb 11, 2020 3:25 pm

The message isn't meant to be there. It has been taken out of newer versions of chromium and should be gone in the next build we do.

Updates will be via apt, not through any built-in check like that.

Edit: For reference - https://github.com/RPi-Distro/repo/issues/165

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Re: New "Can't update Chromium" message?

Tue Feb 11, 2020 3:37 pm

any idear of time scale

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Re: New "Can't update Chromium" message?

Tue Feb 11, 2020 3:46 pm

Not any time soon. The dev is currently working on video stuff and I'm told porting the chromium changes to the newer version is non-trivial.

If there's significant demand, we could temporarily add the workaround I mentioned earlier as a default.

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Re: New "Can't update Chromium" message?

Wed Feb 12, 2020 2:26 am

ShiftPlusOne wrote:
Tue Feb 11, 2020 3:46 pm
We could temporarily add the workaround I mentioned earlier as a default.
It looks like you did. rpi-chromium-mods just received an update about an hour ago.
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Re: New "Can't update Chromium" message?

Wed Feb 12, 2020 7:50 am

No, that was just a new version of flash

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Re: New "Can't update Chromium" message?

Wed Feb 12, 2020 4:16 pm

ShiftPlusOne wrote:
Tue Feb 11, 2020 2:10 pm

You could try putting this in /etc/chromium-browser/customizations/01-disable-update-check

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CHROMIUM_FLAGS="${CHROMIUM_FLAGS} --check-for-update-interval=31536000"

Here is a one line command to create this workaround if anyone is interested - I have verified that it stops the nag:

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sudo touch /etc/chromium-browser/customizations/01-disable-update-check;echo CHROMIUM_FLAGS=\"\$\{CHROMIUM_FLAGS\} --check-for-update-interval=31536000\" | sudo tee /etc/chromium-browser/customizations/01-disable-update-check
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Re: New "Can't update Chromium" message?

Thu Feb 13, 2020 11:31 am

since yesterday i also get this notification pop-up. i saw yesterday i got an rpi-chromium-mod via sudo apt upgrade...
is that upgrade the reason,why i now get that pop-up notification?
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Re: New "Can't update Chromium" message?

Thu Feb 13, 2020 11:53 am

No, I think it takes 2 hours for the message to show up and should've started roughly when this thread started. If you haven't seen it, you may have not had the browser open for that long.

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Re: New "Can't update Chromium" message?

Thu Feb 13, 2020 2:49 pm

ShiftPlusOne wrote:
Thu Feb 13, 2020 11:53 am
No, I think it takes 2 hours for the message to show up and should've started roughly when this thread started. If you haven't seen it, you may have not had the browser open for that long.
since november 2019, my RPi4B (4GB) has become my main web browser computer i use daily many times.
it is 24/7 online, only rebooted, when a bigger upgrade came along...
i rememer i got that kind of notification long time ago - but i can't remember when it was exactly - it was quiet till now...
maybe the chromium standard update interval happened yesterday.
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Re: New "Can't update Chromium" message?

Thu Feb 13, 2020 3:27 pm

beta-tester wrote: maybe the chromium standard update interval happened yesterday.
It's a hard-coded check for 12 weeks after the last source file in the build was modified, which was around November.
beta-tester wrote: since november 2019, my RPi4B (4GB) has become my main web browser computer i use daily many times.
it is 24/7 online, only rebooted, when a bigger upgrade came along...
I could check the default interval again, but IIRC, it's 2 hours. If you keep the browser running for 2 hours without closing it, it should pop up. The only explanation I can think of for you not seeing it earlier this week would be that it hasn't been open for 2 continuous hours.

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Re: New "Can't update Chromium" message?

Thu Feb 13, 2020 4:46 pm

ShiftPlusOne wrote:
Thu Feb 13, 2020 3:27 pm
I could check the default interval again, but IIRC, it's 2 hours. If you keep the browser running for 2 hours without closing it, it should pop up. The only explanation I can think of for you not seeing it earlier this week would be that it hasn't been open for 2 continuous hours.
ok, that is possible, that i havn't chomium kept open for 2 hours in a row... only the RPi is online all the time, but i open chromium only when i need it and close chromium when i don't... in the last days i keped chromium open to watch some youtube playlists (autoplay)...
(i know it is not ideal to use chromium on RPi to watch videos, because of the bad frame/sync issues, but i don't want to turn on my big fat noisy PC only to watch some videos...)
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Re: New "Can't update Chromium" message?

Thu Feb 13, 2020 9:48 pm

yes, you are right, after a long time leaving chromium open (>2h), the pop-up/upgrade button came again.

but for what reason is ithis notification coming at all?

when chromium is customized for RPi and maintained by Raspbian maintainer, why not removing/disabling that ubdate notification by default...?
or let chromium update it self, so it is happy and only maintain an rpi-chromium-mod as there is a mod existing anyway for some RPi specific customization...
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Re: New "Can't update Chromium" message?

Thu Feb 13, 2020 10:56 pm

It's a bug within chromium.

The message should not be there unless it's an official chrome build. It's fixed in a later version, so the next release of chromium shouldn't have it.

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Re: New "Can't update Chromium" message?

Thu Feb 13, 2020 11:26 pm

thank you for explaning.
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Re: New "Can't update Chromium" message?

Fri Feb 14, 2020 10:25 am

Any update? This is starting to become really annoying. :(

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Re: New "Can't update Chromium" message?

Fri Feb 14, 2020 1:46 pm

tomlister wrote:
Fri Feb 14, 2020 10:25 am
Any update? This is starting to become really annoying. :(
Did you miss the workaround ShiftPlusOne posted?

This will create the fix file in one command and will kill the nag for the next year - they probably will have it fixed by then :twisted: :

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sudo touch /etc/chromium-browser/customizations/01-disable-update-check;echo CHROMIUM_FLAGS=\"\$\{CHROMIUM_FLAGS\} --check-for-update-interval=31536000\" | sudo tee /etc/chromium-browser/customizations/01-disable-update-check

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Re: New "Can't update Chromium" message?

Mon Mar 09, 2020 3:31 pm

Just wanted to say thank for the fix for this issue. Much appreciated.

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