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May 29, 2010 | Web Design & Development
Updated July 7, 2012: Fixed an issue on Lion where moving old version of Chromium to the trash would fail. Also now opens Chromium after the update is complete.
Updated June 9, 2011: The nightlies moved again. The script below has been updated for that change.
Updated Oct. 28, 2010: Sometime recently the Chromium nightlies moved. The script below is a revised version to reflect that change.
So, if you’re one of the geeks that likes to live on the cutting edge of cool and use the Chromium nightly builds instead of Google Chrome proper or one of those paranoid types that wants to stay away from the built in usage tracker in Google Chrome then this post is for you. Well, the Mac users out there at least 😉
I’m not the first to do this and I probably won’t be the last, but here is a script that I polished up that downloads the current nightly build of Chromium and drops it in to your Applications folder. Run it manually or hook it up to your favorite cron like system and have it do the work automatically.
Save the script to an executable folder (I keep a ~/bin folder in my home folder that I’ve added to my path), do a
chmod +x filename on the file to make it executable and have at it. Adding it to cron or creating a launchd plist and you’ll be up to date automatically (pending that your computer didn’t sleep through the designated update time…).
If you have an Adobe Creative Suite 4 or earlier installed you have a 32bit version of the “Adobe Unit Types.osax” file in your scripting additions folder. This will cause the script to spew chunks at the Applescript portion. The script still operates but it doesn’t automatically quit Chromium during the update process. You have two options to fix this:
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Thanks for doing this.. I kinda got desperate when it failed.
BTW you overwrite the old version instead of backing it up.
ian, June 15, 2011 2:02 pm | permalink
Yeah, I’m not too concerned about keeping the old version. I suppose I could move it to the trash, that way its gone, but not deleted.
Will this script run directly from the AppleScript.app? Or is it some king of shell script you need to execute using Terminal/Bash command?
This is a shell script. Look at the paragraph after the script for how to use it.
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