Error with /extra/google-chrome/google-chrome.SlackBuild and Chrome 41.0.2272.76

When trying to update Google Chrome on my Slackware 14.1 box, I ran into the following error when I ran ./google-chrome.SlackBuild: no entry data.tar.lzma in archive lzma: (stdin): File format not recognized tar: This does not look like a tar archive tar: Exiting with failure status due to previous errors With a bit of poking around, … Read more

Chrome 40.0.2214.95 Stable?

I was updating one of my Slackware 14.1 installs today at work and when I grabbed the latest google-chrome-stable_current_amd64.deb from, and ran the .Slackbuild on it, I ended up with the package google-chrome-40.0.2214.95-x86_64-1.txz. Strange. When I check the Chrome Releases blog for stable updates, it still shows 40.0.2214.94 (released on 30 Jan 2015) as … Read more

Google: Once again, WTF?

I just noticed that Google Chrome for Windows now installs a plugin to Firefox called Google Updater. WTF is this? It’s bad enough that Chrome acts like malware and installs in the Windows User’s directory under \AppData\Local\, but why are you infecting my Firefox? Is your software so inherently insecure that it must depend on … Read more

DigiNotar SSL Certificates Revoked by Google and Mozilla

The latest stable version of Google Chrome (13.0.782.220) rejects SSL certificates issued by the Dutch firm DigiNotar as does the yet-to-be-released Mozilla Firefox 6.0.2. (Mozilla will also release an update to the 3.6 line: Firefox 3.6.22. My tests indicate this version also revokes DigiNotar as an SSL authority.) This drastic action comes in the wake … Read more

Google Chrome on Slackware: Go Borderless!

When I upgraded Google Chrome to version 6.0.472.53, borders appeared around the window: these borders were not there when I was running version 5.x and I was not happy! After wasting much time creating a Window-Specific behavior–causing my KDE theme’s minimize, maximize and close buttons to disappear–I realized that what I was looking for was … Read more