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Other architectures for the .deb? #2

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guildner opened this Issue Nov 12, 2012 · 6 comments

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@guildner

Just curious if you would be able to build .deb files for intel (x86) architectures (both 32 and 64 bit, if possible).

@dz0ny
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dz0ny commented Nov 12, 2012

You can build i386 version yourself, process is pretty straightforward (see http://www.chromium.org/developers/how-tos/build-instructions-chromeos). But I don't see benefit, if you can't run 64bit version (too old computer probably), user experience would be really bad.

@tgloureiro

i would really like to try it in my eeepc too, if it is straightforward to generate a 32bit lightdm-login-chromeos package by you guys.

@alisnic
alisnic commented Jan 31, 2013

But I don't see benefit, if you can't run 64bit version (too old computer probably), user experience would be really bad.

I have a Dual Core CPU with 3 gigs of RAM, which doesn't support 64 bits :) (T2300)

Also Ubuntu comes with PAE kernel by default, so a lot of people with lots of RAM use 32bit OS-es, I have a 8 gig rig with a 32 bit kernel, and all the memory is usable.

Is there a way to compile your package as 32bit deb using a chromium build installed via apt-get ?

@jnetman1

How did you build this one exactly? I just did a 32bit build chromeos=1 use_aura=1 remove_webcore_debug_symbols=1 disable_nacl=1 and, while it mostly works, it kicks out an oauth error in the background and doesn't sync.

@jnetman1

OK, so it seems my issue was related to the version I chose to build. Building an older release - 23.0.1271.111 in my case - solved the problem. Same version as was on the Chromebook I have.

@JacobJWalker

I am also very interested in getting a 32 bit version of lightdm-login-chromeos, as I'm trying to help children from a local school to refurbish older computers so they can be given to poor families. I want a simple front-end that is standardized, and hence would like Aura, to have it look just like Chrome OS. But I have tried to use Hexxeh's Chromium OS builds, and they don't have enough driver support for older equipment, so I am looking at using Lubuntu as my OS underneath, and lightdm-login-chromeos seems to be the perfect piece to connect the front-end I want with the back-end I want to use. I only have 2 weeks before I start working with the kids, so any help you can provide would be greatly appreciated!!!

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