Bug#835285: webkit2gtk FTBFS

Santiago Vila sanvila at unex.es
Wed Aug 24 18:09:33 UTC 2016

On Wed, Aug 24, 2016 at 04:21:14PM +0200, Alberto Garcia wrote:
> On Wed, Aug 24, 2016 at 10:40:59AM +0200, Thomas Goirand wrote:
> > I've been strugling to rebuild webkit2gtk backport. I tried with
> > 2 environement, one using Jessie and sbuild, and one using a
> > virtualbox machine without sbuild.  Both times, I had the below
> > output:
> > 
> > collect2: error: ld returned 1 exit status
> > Source/JavaScriptCore/CMakeFiles/JavaScriptCore.dir/build.make:19680: recipe for target 'lib/libjavascriptcoregtk-4.0.so.18.3.11' failed
> > 
> > I'm not pasting the full command line for linking, because it's
> > really huge.
> Can I see the full log anywhere? Maybe you don't have enough RAM to
> build webkit? What machine did you build it on?
> webkit2gtk should build fine on all jessie-backports architectures:
> https://buildd.debian.org/status/package.php?p=webkit2gtk&suite=jessie-backports


I can fully corroborate that webkit2gtk needs more memory than most
packages. In some cases I have seen the build in stretch to need up to
4500 MB of RAM. Make sure you have an equivalent amount of swap just
in case.

If some day we have a Build-Memory control field to know how much RAM
does a package need, this is one of the packages where it would be useful.


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