Per the above, we need to be sure that the chromium-render service can run with a packaged version of Chromium on Debian Stretch (remembering that the Debian Stretch package for Chromium is up-to-date) so that Ops can make an informed decision about how to support the deployment of the service.
An instance called 'chromium-render-stretch' has been created. Feel free to use it for this task.
- We patch the chromium-render service so that it runs against a pre-packaged version of Chromium.
- AFAICT this involved setting the PUPPETEER_SKIP_CHROMIUM_DOWNLOAD environment variable.
- We determine whether or not the patched service can use the pre-packaged version of Chromium.
- We let Operations know either way.
- See T178189#3762638.