I've been working with this question for a while. Ultimately, it's best for the community if the question is deleted. I've submitted fixes to the question, and all of the answers (including flags to close the redudant answers). All of which have been rejected. Further, while the question doesn't make sense in it's current form, and the answers are outdated, an op attached a bounty to the question. To make matters even worse for the community, the question is protected.
I ventured to fix a problem and Jorge Castro certainly exaccerbated it.
On the question itself.
The question is simply badly worded. The question asks for the best way to install the latest version of Chromium. Latest here can mean a few things,
- It could mean the only version in the distro's repository. In this use-case latest is moot because dpkg only supports a single version of a package (unlike rpm).
- It could mean the latest version released by the Chromium team in stable form.
- It could mean the nightly build or the most bleeding edge version.
Dare I say, 99.9% of people mean the second form. Including the person who answered this question wrongly and had the answer chosen,
Chromium is currently not built for the chromium-daily PPA, which makes using it a bit of a security issue. Unless you can find a better PPA that stays up to date, I'd recommend you [ignore what you want and do this instead].
This sort of answer should have been deleted. It's simply not an x-y problem, and it doesn't address the question. There are a lot of good reasons to want the latest version of Chromium, and not getting the latest version is not a solution.
On the answers to the question.
All of the answers are wrong, but moreover -- they're potentially harmful. They all advocate you add a PPA to your system that is obscenely outdated. Ideally, nothing happens which is just confusing -- that's the best you can hope for.
If you want to know more about why these questions are outdated, read this question.
On the question being protected.
There are a lot of good reasons to protect an answer, but in this case -- there isn't one. This question has 40,000 views and voices are being squelched because the question is protected. If you're going to attach a bounty to a question with 40,000 views that already has a chosen-answer, perhaps we should acknowledge that further additions to the question and answer won't be limited to mere "thanks!", "me too!", or spam.
This question is protected to prevent "thanks!", "me too!", or spam answers by new users. To answer it, you must have earned at least 10 reputation on this site.
I don't think submissions are likely to be limited to that when you throw a 250 rep bounty in the direction of the question.
This kind of question is just better closed:
- It's ambiguously proposed.
- It's contributions to discourse are outdated -- none of the answers are relevant.
- It's marked as chosen an answer which isn't related to the question.
I've simply taken the initiative to replace the need for it fixing all of the above problems.