Webkit build issues

Adeodato Simó dato at net.com.org.es
Wed Apr 29 12:22:10 UTC 2009

+ Mike Hommey (Tue, 28 Apr 2009 22:42:52 +0200):

> > > webkit     D-W on libsoup2.4-dev
> > > libsoup2.4 D-W on libproxy-dev
> > > libproxy   FTBFS because libwebkit-dev isn't installable
> > >                  (at least hppa, mips)
> > > I just thought I'd drop you a note about that.

> > I'm told Mike was looking into this, but it indeed looks like circular
> > Build-Dependencies...

> The possible long-term solution is to split libJavaScriptCore out of
> libwebkit, but I don't see that happening in the very near future, a
> future where we can get these builds to happen quickly.
> The best I can see for a short-term solution would be to disable the
> webkit plugin in libproxy, and possibly enable the mozjs one to avoid
> losing the .pac parsing functionality, but then I'm not sure how webkit
> will like it.

Mike, Emilio, can you coordinate so that any sensible solution is
implemented reasonably soon? A good number of packages build-depend on
libsoup, and none of them will be buildable. Plus the webkit transition
can't go forward without it, of course.


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