Bug#987686: webkit2gtk breaks balsa autopkgtest: xwd: error: No window with name Balsa exists!

Alberto Garcia berto at igalia.com
Tue Apr 27 22:27:32 BST 2021

Control: notfound -1 webkit2gtk/2.32.0-2

On Tue, Apr 27, 2021 at 09:27:35PM +0200, Paul Gevers wrote:

> With a recent upload of webkit2gtk the autopkgtest of balsa fails
> in testing when that autopkgtest is run with the binary packages of
> webkit2gtk from unstable.

Nothing to do with webkit actually. The test launches Balsa, waits for
two seconds and then takes a screenshot of the window. The bug happens
because when xdg-desktop-portal-gtk is installed Balsa takes a very
long time to start so those two seconds are not enough.

g_application_register() calls g_dbus_proxy_new_sync(), and
that times out. The problem seems to disappear if you unset
DBUS_SESSION_BUS_ADDRESS, but that's a workaround I guess :)

I haven't debugged why this happens when xdg-desktop-portal-gtk is

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