Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Beta Update, Mac and Linux: Fix Crashes

The Google Chrome Beta channel for Mac and Linux has been updated to 5.0.307.9. This release fixes a few issues to make the browser a bit more reliable:

  • [Mac, Linux] Fixed a tab crash that could be triggered by visiting,, and many other sites. (Issue 35498)
  • [Mac, Linux] Fixed a tab crash in image loading. (Issue 32230
  • [Linux] Improved font bolding for fonts without native bold. (Issue 22360)

--Mark Larson, Google Chrome Team



Blogger Mike O'Connell said...

It seems that the new package requires a lot of seemingly unnecessary packages... ie. alien rpm dpkg-dev...

2:19 PM, February 17, 2010  
Blogger skyhard said...

yeah, what's up with the packages?

2:31 PM, February 17, 2010  
Blogger nhnl said...

Maybe related to

2:51 PM, February 17, 2010  
Blogger snozwoz said...

is there no update to the windows beta channel?

3:02 PM, February 17, 2010  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

can you make it so when you right click a picture, it can be set as your desktop background? ive been waiting for that forever.

3:07 PM, February 17, 2010  
Blogger skyhard said...

agree with justin. its like the simplest featjure to be addedd ever!

3:17 PM, February 17, 2010  
Blogger Paul said...

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3:24 PM, February 17, 2010  
Blogger Brandyn White said...

Same package question, for us XFCE users this install is nearly as big as our GUI (why does it need QT?)

6:11 PM, February 17, 2010  
Blogger Wes said...

I realize this isn't the place for feature requests, but a "Set as Desktop" option would be stupendous. If you wanted to cut down on context-menu clutter, you could only make it available when you're viewing an image in a new tab.

Also, I think a "developer" toggle should be available in the options. If it's not selected, then options like "Inspect Element" and "View Page Source" would be hidden from the context menu.

11:23 PM, February 17, 2010  
Blogger Evan said...

The package deps were an oversight and will be fixed in the next release.

1:52 AM, February 18, 2010  
Blogger David.R.Gilson said...

Sorry to say that I've still had Chrome spontaneously quit on me once today - after updating.

Hope it's fixed soon.

9:36 AM, February 18, 2010  
Blogger Matthew said...

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10:58 AM, February 18, 2010  
Blogger Mahou said...

Having lots of issues with the additional packages being installed, especially postfix. Spent a lot of time today cleaning up people systems that have gotten a little to used to just accepting the software updates.

12:21 PM, February 18, 2010  
Blogger Uba said...

Didn't this additional dependency thing already happened in unstable?

We can say then that a new feature reached beta state in Chrome.

2:06 PM, February 18, 2010  
Blogger Donovan said...

The pin tab feature is now gone in the linux unstable.

3:03 PM, February 18, 2010  
Blogger Susan Colmenares said...

I don't understand a single syllable of what you people are saying. However, I too am experiencing the misery of losing my Chrome. I was well pleased with it for quite a while but now I get that obnoxious "Aw snap" message ever time I open the browser. I have tried every fix and nothing works. Please Google fix this thing!!!!

7:50 PM, February 18, 2010  
Blogger lapo said...

Would be nice to have official FreeBSD packages. ;-)

1:01 AM, February 19, 2010  
Blogger Senthil Kumar said...

I recommend, periodically uninstally Chrome (any version) and doing a fresh install. I had lot of issues, which got cleared when I did a fresh install, instead of updates.. :)

5:27 AM, February 19, 2010  
Blogger Aviramof said...

As Long as this browser don't support roboforom properly it's a waste of time to install it period.

5:56 AM, February 19, 2010  
Blogger chuck said...

yes, i don't see why postfix was installed and smtp port opened on firewall? other crap too?
really ticks me off...

6:45 AM, February 19, 2010  
Blogger tkteo said...

Would someone be able to confirm for me if Google Chrome beta channel version can be installed on Win 7 64-bit? I am currently using the stable version, and I could not install beta channel version successfully.

5:35 PM, February 19, 2010  
Blogger Harris said...

I get error 12 every time I try to update even though it says there is an update available.

11:34 AM, February 20, 2010  
Blogger Rob said...

Hey, my package manager just hit me up for 32 updates from the google chrome repo (, near all of which are for software I don't have installed (qt4 security updates, lsb updates, rpm, postfix etc.), I see other people are experiencing this, so its not just me.

I can't untick the odd packages and still update chrome, dependency screw up? I'm not updating in this state :(

For now I've just removed the repo, but its kinda annoying...

4:14 PM, February 20, 2010  
Blogger luke said...

This fixes an issue where dragging a tab into an existing window would cause chrome to crash on OS X.

Thanks for the update!

3:06 PM, February 21, 2010  
Blogger Li, Quanjia said...

@tkteo. I am using dev version on win 7 64bit. It works fine for me.

5:41 AM, February 22, 2010  
Blogger Li, Quanjia said...

no dev update for this week? :(

5:42 AM, February 22, 2010  
Blogger Alessio said...

After updating Chrome crashes with the error:

[6818:6831:2476447617:FATAL:/usr/local/google/b/slave/chrome-official-linux/build/src/base/] Check failed: NSS_VersionCheck("3.12.3"). We depend on NSS >= 3.12.3
Trace/breakpoint trap

but obviously the required package is installed and updated to the right version.
Hope this help

12:58 AM, February 23, 2010  
Blogger Deleted said...

Reliability has actually decreased. I am seeing a lot more crashes now. I am unable to reproduce so don't know how to file the bug. Do others notice this as well. I am on Fedora 12 with all the latest stable updates installed.

8:24 AM, February 24, 2010  
Blogger chuck said...

when will the package deps be fixed? 30 dependencies? i have reverted back to firefox and wonder if i should just stay there. this is just plain dumb.

8:54 AM, February 24, 2010  
Blogger barnaby said...

I wonder if Google has lulled everyone into a false sense of security around the term 'beta'.

For example Gmail was 'beta' but it was ridiculously stable so maybe people became less afraid of the term.

Google Chrome in beta is much more of a work in progress and people here complaining just need to understand that beta means "not a finished product".

That doesn't mean you can't report bugs but please remember to leave the outrage at the door when using a beta product.

The dependencies thing is annoying .. I'm sitting on the sidelines for this latest beta on my Ubuntu distro. However I installed it on my red hat based distro with --nodeps and I'm enjoying it very much.


9:39 AM, February 24, 2010  
Blogger Raideen said...

It's annoying that Chrome depends on lsb. lsb-core depends on a mail transport agent, which defaults to postfix.

Anyway, "sudo dpkg --ignore-depends=lsb -i google-chrome-beta_current_i386.deb" got me up to the current version. It's one thing to clean-up your dependency list, but quite another to add a lot of unnecessary packages.

8:03 PM, February 25, 2010  
Blogger Wesley said...

Getting a problem with trying to enter something into the address/search bar and hitting enter before the new tab page is completely loaded. Crashes every time.

2:42 PM, June 07, 2010  

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