I would like to test NaCL with the Chromium I installed from the software center, however it seems to have been disabled for an unclear reason.


[ Fabien Tassin ] * Disable NaCl until we figure out what to do with the private toolchain - update debian/rules

Is anyone aware what this means and how it came to be that this was reason for disabling NaCL for the base, the updates and even daily builds?

  • Is this still the case in Ubuntu 16.04?
    – orschiro
    Apr 30, 2016 at 10:52

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As of Chromium 16, there are currently build issues with NaCl on Ubuntu. I believe this has something to do with compiling Chromium with the Debian security hardening wrapper. A bunch of launchpad bugs have been filed semi-related to this, but I think LP#882942 is the main one triaged to NaCl on Chromium.

Unfortunately this means if you want to use NaCl in Ubuntu, you must install the official Google Chrome build.

  • perfect! works on 14.04! I use it only for nacl stuff thx! May 22, 2014 at 0:26

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