chromium sync not working

Alex Matviychuk alexmat at
Sat Jul 30 04:47:33 UTC 2016

I followed the API tutorial and created my keys. Sync is working for me now
with the latest build by passing my API info at runtime as noted in the

Another question I have now is why aren't we building native client into
chromium? If some folks don't want it, is there a way to package it


On Tue, Jul 26, 2016 at 3:08 AM Jose Vicente Beneyto <sepen at>

> Hi,
> On 21/07/16 06:57, manu wrote:
> Actually, the chrome 'sync services' aren't available because the Pkgfile
> in
> opt/chromium doesn't build with api keys. You can generate/build with
> these keys
> using the following instructions[1]. I believe there's also an option to
> provide
> the keys at runtime. That should fix your problems with syncing.
> [...]
> As I note in the README, for versions greather than 23.x.x.x they
> restricted or removed support for unkeyed requests, so unless you have set
> up your API keys some of the functionality of Chromium (e.g. “Sign into
> Chromium …”) may stop working altogether
> On Wed, Jul 20, 2016 at 05:47:18AM +0000, Alex Matviychuk wrote:
> So the implication then is that this was broken on Google's end rather
> than
> some issue with the crux build?
> Not sure why they wouldn't just harvest my info on crux just as easily as
> on other platforms. Is anyone running into this on non-crux builds of
> chromium?
> I never believed it necessary to hardcode API keys in the port since CRUX
> is not a binary distribution and this can be done without problems in
> runtime by environment variables.
> The easiest way is to create your own API keys following the notes[1] in
> the README  and add them for example to your ~/.bashrc
> $ cat >> ~/.bashrc << __EOF__
> GOOGLE_API_KEY=your_api_key
> __EOF__
> In any case, today I will update the port again. ATM I'm building Chromium
> 52.0.2743.82 which includes 48 security fixes.
> Regards,
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