Bug#804412: libwebkit2gtk-4.0-37: Please avoid dependency on GTK+ 2

Alberto Garcia berto at igalia.com
Mon Nov 9 12:44:39 UTC 2015

On Sun, Nov 08, 2015 at 11:35:47AM +0300, Dmitry Shachnev wrote:

> I currently cannot remove GTK+ 2 from my system because of the following
> dependency chain:
>   mutter → zenity → libwebkit2gtk-4.0-37 → libgtk2.0-0
> I see that libwebkit2gtk-4.0-37 ships a binary named
> WebKitPluginProcess2, which which is linked against
> libgtk-x11-2.0.so.

That file is necessary in order to load plugins that depend on GTK+
2, for example the Adobe Flash Player or the Google Talk / Hangouts

But it's true that the GTK+2 dependency is otherwise not essential, so
I think we can remove it.

Thanks for the report,


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