Chromium Mac Build Bot Updater Script

When I read on MacRumors that the Chromium builds for the Mac were available and were actually launching the “stupid” geek in me jumped at the opportunity to try the unfinished, unpolished software. By “stupid” I refer to the side of near any geek who sees the OOO SHINY and is fully prepared to deal with the instability and issues that will crop up with using pre-alpha/alpha software. Naturally when I saw how fast and furious the updates were happening alongside the fact there was no automatic update mechanism apparent in Chromium (I don’t have the Google Updater installed and don’t want to) I sought to find out how to automate the updates to make the pain of manual downloads, copies and such go away.

Using my previous WebKit script, 5 minutes looking at the Chromium application layout and how the builds are stored on the server I changed the script. I fully expect it to break horribly in the future as Google changes folder layouts and/or adds Chromium support to their own “silent” updating mechanism.

#! /bin/bash

# Based off my WebKit nightly script (now defunct as WebKit uses Sparkle)
# Copyright 2009 Micheal Jones
# Software License: Do whatever you want.

#Find current revision
currentRevision=`/usr/libexec/PlistBuddy -c 'Print :SVNRevision' /Applications/`

#Get latest revision
latestRevision=`curl -s`

#Abort if there is no update
if [ $latestRevision -le $currentRevision ]
    echo "There is no update for Chromium available"

#Append download address

echo "Downloading... $address"
curl -s $address -o /tmp/

#Abort if the build is not available
if [ "`head -n 3 /tmp/ | tail -n 1`" = "404 Not Found" ];
    echo "Latest Version is not available yet (try again in a couple minutes)"
    rm -rf /tmp/

unzip /tmp/ 1>/dev/null

echo "Copying..."
#Copy to Applications
cp -RfL /tmp/chrome-mac/ /Applications/ 2>/dev/null

echo "Cleaning up..."
#Clean up
rm -rf /tmp/chrome*

revision=`/usr/libexec/PlistBuddy -c 'Print :SVNRevision' /Applications/`

echo "Finished. (r$revision)"

Realistically you should be looking for the latest source at the link below:

As always this script can be found in my git repository on GitHub.