Package name conflicts with chromium-browser

Bug #778445 reported by pavithran on 2011-05-06
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This bug affects 3 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
chromium (Ubuntu)
Undecided
Unassigned
chromium-browser (Ubuntu)
High
Chad Miller

Bug Description

Binary package hint: chromium

The package name "chromium" for "chromium-bsu" is assigned inappropriately and is confusing when taken into account the growing web browser chromium with the package name "chromium-browser" . Its nice that chrmoium-browser is the name given to the browser because of an already existing package called "chromium" but the name "chromium" to a shooting game will trick users to install it

KarlGoetz (kgoetz) wrote :

per http://packages.ubuntu.com/lucid/chromium , this package is transitional, and will likely stop pointing to -bsu in the future. (imo it should stop existing completely, but i suspect it will end up with -browser)

Gabe Gorelick (gabegorelick) wrote :

It's called chromium because the game was the only thing named chromium before the browser came around. Now that there are two programs in the archive with that name, it is confusing. But it has to point to chromium-bsu so that it doesn't break any existing packages that depend on it (although I'm not sure if there are any, and if there are they probably could be easily migrated). chromium is now only in dapper and hardy, so as soon as those reach end of life, I think it should be easy to then make it point to -browser. It's also not a big deal for users, since if you just search software center for "chromium," it's pretty obvious what is what.

Chad Miller (cmiller) on 2014-01-27
Changed in chromium-browser (Ubuntu):
assignee: nobody → Chad Miller (cmiller)
status: New → Confirmed
importance: Undecided → High
Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

Status changed to 'Confirmed' because the bug affects multiple users.

Changed in chromium (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
era (era) wrote :

Gabe Gorelick (gabegorelick) wrote on 2011-05-08:
> it has to point to chromium-bsu so that it doesn't break any existing packages that depend on it

As easily revealed by "apt-cache rdepends chromum", there are none.

> chromium is now only in dapper and hardy, so as soon as those reach end of life

I think that already happened some time ago. Please kill this.

Leandro Cunha (leandrocunha526) wrote :

This bug affects both chromium and google chrome in ubuntu https://bugs.launchpad.net/bugs/1584506
It may be relevant to this issue

spm2011 (spm2011) wrote :

This package / bug tracker should be moved to https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/chromium-bsu/ so that people don't accidentally submit chromium-browser bugs here.
There were two Chromium browser bug reports that were marked as affecting this project.

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