Update check is failing

MR ZenWiz mrzenwiz at gmail.com
Fri Mar 11 00:37:31 UTC 2016

On Thu, Mar 10, 2016 at 4:29 PM, Kevin O'Gorman <kogorman at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Thu, Mar 10, 2016 at 2:35 PM, David Fletcher <dave at thefletchers.net> wrote:
>> On Thu, 2016-03-10 at 14:25 -0800, Kevin O'Gorman wrote:
>> > I looked there.  The solution was no better than mine.
>> >
>> >
>> > On further research, it appears Google was going to drop support for
>> > 14.04 in early March, which is now.  I'm guessing Chrome is orphaned
>> > for me, at least for now.  When I go to 16.04 LTS I have some hope I
>> > can get updates again.
>> Which version of Chrome are you at? I have:-
>> Version 49.0.2623.87 (64-bit)
>> with updates running error free.
> Hmm.  Updates via the Software Updater, or some other way?
>> PS it's better to follow local protocols and not top post.
> Yes, I know.  It's just a hard habit to get into, since mostly I'm doing regular email, where top-posting is the norm.
>> PPS you are running a 64 bit OS?
> Yes.  Version 49.0.2623.87 (64-bit) just like you.
As I posted earlier on another thread:

Actually, what they said they were dropping is support for 32-bit
Chrome in March.

>From the Google support forum:

sarjoor said:

Hi Regis,

Per the updated Chrome System Requirements and Chromium-development forum post:
https://support.google.com/chrome/answer/95346  (in the Linux section)

To provide the best experience for the most-used Linux versions, we
will end support for Google Chrome on 32-bit Linux, Ubuntu Precise
(12.04), and Debian 7 (wheezy) in early March, 2016.  Chrome will
continue to function on these platforms but will no longer receive
updates and security fixes.
If you are using Precise, we’d recommend that you to upgrade to Trusty.
[Emphasis added.]

Most Linux users are already using 64-bit hardware.  Are you able to
update to a currently supported 64-bit Linux?

Hope that helps some.

For the record, I did an update after that and Chrome installed just
fine, so I suspect it was a remnant from my previous 32-bit install.
I'll check when I get home.


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