Chromium needs but it has been updated to

Apparently there is a compatibility problem between packages in my ARM installation of EOS on my Raspberry PI:

$ chromium
/usr/lib/chromium/chromium: error while loading shared libraries: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory

$ ldd /usr/lib/chromium/chromium | grep re2 => not found => /usr/lib/ (0x0000007f96460000)

$ pacman -Ql re2 | grep libre2
re2 /usr/lib/
re2 /usr/lib/
re2 /usr/lib/

Of course I updated everything with pacman -Syu, yesterday, today, 5 minutes ago.
Thank you in advance if anyone can help me.

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I am not using arm EOS, but I had a similar issue while trying to resolve another issue with the latest chromium, which resulted in me trying to downgrade chromium

downgraded chromium (116.0.5845.96-1 -> 115.0.5790.170-1)

(Then I was getting the exact same error)

What is the version of chromium on your system?
If it is 115.X then I think that’s your problem
I believe is intended to target chromium 116.X

Chromium seems to be on 115.X on:

You could try downgrading re2 from your pacman cache. In my case (x86_64) this was:

sudo pacman -U /var/cache/pacman/pkg/re2-1:20230301-1-x86_64.pkg.tar.zst

it is simply chromium package will need a rebuild…
Build Date: Thu Aug 3 13:03:32 2023 UTC
Build Date: Wed Aug 16 00:18:43 2023 UTC

Yes, you are right, my version of Chromium is 115.
Rather than manually downgrade re2, I prefer to wait for Chromium to be updated to version 116 and use GNOME Web (Epiphany) instead in the meantime. I assume and hope that Chromium will be updated in the next few days.

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Yes, I hope it will be released in the repositories in the next few days


I checked up on this.
As @joekamprad pointed out, the PKGBUILD was updated 4 days ago.
However. the new package is not in the Archlinux Arm aarch64 repository yet.

So I created the following thread over at the Arch Linux ARM forum.

Hopefully, this can get resolved in the near future.



Thank you very much :slightly_smiling_face:

haha @joekamprad

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yea got me… just checked pudges post and wanted to write confirm…


And if you really need it… flatpak to the rescue :wink:


Yeah, because that will work with widevine… not.

hey welome to the forum. :enos:. you mean the flatpak does not have widivine support?
(was not testing that far)

no response and no change on the package…

last change yesterday without … already multiple commits to 116 version but not possible to build …
I know it is not a nice job to maintain Browser packages, always a lot of patches and changes and build fails en masse…

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Archlinux ARM has resolved this issue. chromium-117.0.5938.48-1 has been released in the aarch64 extra repository.

After updating, chromium now boots OK.



Thank you.

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