Bug#987428: libwebkit2gtk-4.0-37: only recommned xdg-desktop-portal-gtk

Alberto Garcia berto at igalia.com
Sun May 2 23:06:04 BST 2021

On Sun, May 02, 2021 at 05:46:44PM +0100, Simon McVittie wrote:
> xdg-desktop-portal(-gtk) is not going to get a dependency on Flatpak
> unless there is an *incredibly* good reason why it must, because that
> would be a circular dependency, and circular dependencies are something
> we avoid.

The only question here is whether we should change the dependency
from webkit on xdg-desktop-portal-gtk with a recommendation, as the
reporter requests.

I think it's not completely unreasonable to do so because webkit
does work without the portal (although with suboptimal quality, as
explained in #987948) and there are probably use cases for which the
portal is not needed. It would also have the side effect of fixing the
balsa autopkgtest bug described in #987686.


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