>Having said that we do have a number of forks. Here's an unrepresentative selection of them covering some of the reasons:
>libevent: need new version for bugfixes
>icu: we need a more recent version than was even provided on Karmic.
>[and so on]
So what? If $distro ships libevent2-1.4.9 for example, there are two choices:
1. you need libevent.so.2-1.4.10: fine, make it a dependency of chromium and let the distro update their libevent2.
2. you need libevent.so.3-1.5.0: fine, make it a dependency of chromium and let the distro add a package libevent3.
sqlite: if upstream is not interested, rename it, and let the distro have a sqlite-google package created (this also requires that you make it use a different SONAME than the pristine sqlite), or, if it's API-compatible, have the distro replace the original sqlite/import your patch.