Bug#924974: unblock (pre-approval) or RM: epiphany-browser/

Simon McVittie smcv at debian.org
Sat Apr 20 21:49:25 BST 2019

Control: retitle -1 unblock (pre-approval) or RM: epiphany-browser/

On Mon, 25 Mar 2019 at 09:42:58 +0000, Simon McVittie wrote:
> According to upstream, 3.32.0 is not suitable and we should be using
> That version has various post-release fixes, and also restores
> the bundled copy of libdazzle 3.32.x instead of using the system libdazzle
> 3.30.x: upstream say 3.32.x has important fixes for epiphany-browser.
> I've prepared a draft package at
> <https://salsa.debian.org/gnome-team/epiphany-browser/merge_requests/1>

Now that webkit2gtk 2.24.x is in buster, I've reverted the parts of that
draft package that were only there to relax the dependency on webkit2gtk
to 2.22.x, and uploaded it to experimental.

Here's a debdiff excluding the translations and the now-bundled copy
of libdazzle:

and a separate debdiff between buster's libdazzle and the bundled copy,
in the hope that this is less horrible to review than the whole of the
bundled copy:

An upload to unstable would presumably differ only by a
changelog entry.

> someone who knows the package better should probably take over at
> this point, so I'm marking the unblock request as moreinfo

This still stands. I don't use epiphany-browser myself, so if the GNOME
team is intending to release it in buster, I would strongly prefer for
someone else to do the upload to unstable.

If nobody is willing to do that, then we should remove epiphany-browser
from buster, and possibly reopen #916347 "epiphany-browser: Don't include
in Buster".


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