I've downloaded and ran the chromium from http://download-chromium.appspot.com/ to receive daily builds of chrome for ubuntu. But I can't find a way to manually update it.
Yes, there is a repository dedicated for it (https://launchpad.net/~chromium-daily/+archive/ubuntu/ppa) but it got discontinued.

I there a way to apply updates for chromium manually?


Install this ppa "Canonical Chromium Builds" team

  $ sudo add-apt-repository ppa:canonical-chromium-builds/stage
  $ apt-get update

Use build-dep action of aptitude before installing chromium-browser

  $ aptitude -v -V build-dep chromium-browser
  The following actions will resolve these dependencies:

     Upgrade the following packages:                                         
  1)    ..
  Accept this solution? [Y/n/q/?] y
  $ sudo aptitude install chromium-browser

See also How to install latest package version of a ppa?

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  • This command crashing hard disk after update chromium in ubuntu 14.04. Let me know why that crash happening after update chromium my two laptops crashed because of this answer. Please accept answer after fully verified. – Prabu May 24 '17 at 14:23
  • @Prabu Not sure how the commands could cause hard drive to crash? – guest271314 May 24 '17 at 15:33
  • That's what i couldn't understand something went wrong. I already tried this command with two laptops after that same crash is happened. That's why i need solution for this, atleast this will avoid another crash. – Prabu May 25 '17 at 5:27
  • @Prabu Did not crash, here. Though did not try at 14.04. How much disk space and RAM are available at laptops? – guest271314 May 25 '17 at 5:34
  • RAM 4 GB and Hard disk 500 GB Free Disk space 100 GB – Prabu May 25 '17 at 6:14

When you boot your computer it automatically checks updates. It run the apt-check application. You can run this manually at any time with:

$  /usr/lib/update-notifier/apt-check

You can use the -p argument to show the package names that have been upgraded. Like most applications you can use -h to show and describe other parameters.

If you want to specifically filter for updates to Chromium you can run:

$  /usr/lib/update-notifier/apt-check -p | egrep chromium

To upgrade the applications run:

$ sudo apt-get upgrade

To resynchronize information about about the packages use:

$ sudo apt-get update

It's recommended to run update prior to running upgrade or dist-upgrade

Like most Linux applications you can get details about this tool with:

$ man apt-get
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