Bug#1010352: wpewebkit: No longer provides libsoup2 version needed by gstreamer

Alberto Garcia berto at igalia.com
Fri Apr 29 14:24:54 BST 2022

On Fri, Apr 29, 2022 at 06:56:45AM -0400, Jeremy Bicha wrote:

> wpewebkit has 2 reverse dependencies in Debian: cog and
> gstreamer1.0-wpe. Although cog was switched to use the new libsoup3,
> gstreamer1.0-wpe was not.

This is already fixed: https://bugs.debian.org/1009721

It was planned with the gst maintainer so it should have been seamless
but I guess we failed :-/

> Also, the package names in debian/control do not match the actual
> package names built. I believe this is a violation of Debian Policy.
> (Also it appears to break Ubuntu's NBS tracker.)

It lists both versions but we only build one or the other depending on
the target distro. If it causes breakage I guess I'll change it.

> I suggest you do like webkit2gtk and offer both libsoup2 and
> libsoup3 for now if you want to have the libsoup3 version available.

No need to do that since there's only two reverse dependencies.


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