Bug 1745745

Summary: chromium bothers me with impossible updates and asks me to install Google Chrome
Product: [Fedora] Fedora Reporter: Miro Hrončok <mhroncok>
Component: chromiumAssignee: Tom "spot" Callaway <tcallawa>
Status: CLOSED EOL QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance <extras-qa>
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Version: 30CC: akarshan.biswas, tcallawa, tpopela, yaneti
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Description Miro Hrončok 2019-08-26 19:38:21 UTC
Description of problem:
chromium tells me it's old. It tells me it cannot be updated and I should reinstall it. It points me to https://www.google.com/chrome/?&brand=CHWL&utm_campaign=en&utm_source=en-et-na-us-chrome-bubble&utm_medium=et and wants me to grab Google Chrome instead.

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How reproducible: Run older chromium than the latest one.

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Run chromium 75.

Actual results:
The menu button (top right corner) goes red. When clicking it, it says something like "Your chromium is old." (I have Czech locale, so the text is not 100% accurate here.) When clicking it, is say something like "Cannot update Chromium, you don't have the latest features and security fixes." and it urges me to **Reinstall** -> that button leads to https://www.google.com/chrome/?&brand=CHWL&utm_campaign=en&utm_source=en-et-na-us-chrome-bubble&utm_medium=et

Expected results:
dnf handles chromium updates, not chromium

Additional info:
This migth be fixed in chromium 76, but I guess I will not be able to reproduce until 77 is out.

Comment 1 Akarshan Biswas 2019-10-03 15:31:04 UTC
This bug has been reported against chromium-vaapi as well(See: https://github.com/akarshanbiswas/chromium-vaapi/issues/13). It needs investigation. This might be a bug is chromium itself.

Comment 3 Ben Cotton 2020-04-30 20:57:13 UTC
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