Bug#777608: zenity: depends on libwebkitgtk which doesn't have security support
edwin at etorok.net
Tue Feb 10 16:22:52 UTC 2015
* What led up to the situation?
Install debian-security-support package and try to remove the packages
that don't have security support.
* What exactly did you do (or not do) that was effective (or
Details: No security support upstream and backports not feasible, only for
use on trusted content
Affected binary packages:
- libwebkitgtk-3.0-0:amd64 (installed version: 2.4.8-1)
- libwebkitgtk-3.0-common (installed version: 2.4.8-1)
# apt-get purge libwebkitgtk-3.0-0
* What was the outcome of this action?
The following packages will be REMOVED:
libwebkitgtk-3.0-0* marco* mate-desktop-environment*
mate-desktop-environment-core* mate-media* mate-media-pulse*
The following NEW packages will be installed:
* What outcome did you expect instead?
The desktop environment to stay installed.
MATE, Cinnamon (and Gnome too) depend on zenity, which depends on libwebkitgtk-3.0-0.
FWIW KDE depends on kdelibs4, where check-security-support complains about
khtml. I haven't checked XFCE and LXDE.
I see that zenity has a configure flag to enable/disable webkit support,
would it be possible to provide a zenity-nohtml package that would
"Provides: zenity" so I can keep my *DE installed without depending on a package that has
no security support?
(Or have a zenity-html and zenity-nohtml package both providing the virtual
zenity package, and using recommends somehow to choose the html version by
-- System Information:
Debian Release: 8.0
APT prefers testing-updates
APT policy: (500, 'testing-updates'), (500, 'testing')
Architecture: amd64 (x86_64)
Foreign Architectures: i386
Kernel: Linux 3.16.0-4-amd64 (SMP w/8 CPU cores)
Locale: LANG=en_US.UTF-8, LC_CTYPE=en_US.UTF-8 (charmap=UTF-8)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/dash
Init: sysvinit (via /sbin/init)
Versions of packages zenity depends on:
ii libc6 2.19-13
ii libgdk-pixbuf2.0-0 2.31.1-2+b1
ii libglib2.0-0 2.42.1-1
ii libgtk-3-0 3.14.5-1
ii libnotify4 0.7.6-2
ii libpango-1.0-0 1.36.8-3
ii libwebkitgtk-3.0-0 2.4.8-1
ii libx11-6 2:1.6.2-3
ii zenity-common 3.14.0-1
zenity recommends no packages.
zenity suggests no packages.
-- no debconf information
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