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Bug 543328 - app-office/libreoffice-bin: do not always require gtk2
Summary: app-office/libreoffice-bin: do not always require gtk2
Alias: None
Product: Gentoo Linux
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Current packages (show other bugs)
Hardware: All Linux
: Normal normal (vote)
Assignee: Andreas K. Hüttel
Depends on: 589284
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Reported: 2015-03-14 16:20 UTC by Dainius Masiliūnas
Modified: 2019-02-28 17:24 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

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Description Dainius Masiliūnas 2015-03-14 16:20:06 UTC
Currently, the libreoffice-bin ebuild unconditionally pulls in gtk+:2. However, there's no reason to do that as far as I know, since LibreOffice uses VCL, which currently supports GTK2, GTK3, Qt3, Qt4 and plain X11 backends.

Reproducible: Always

Steps to Reproduce:
1. USE="kde -gtk -gtk3" emerge -pv libreoffice-bin
Actual Results:  
gtk+:2 gets pulled in

Expected Results:  
Only Qt4 should be pulled in

In the source ebuild, the gtk+:2 requirement is behind a "gtk" USE flag, the gtk+:3 requirement is behind a "gtk3" USE flag, and Qt4 is pulled in via the "kde" USE flag. The same scheme should be possible to use in -bin as well.
Comment 1 Andreas K. Hüttel archtester gentoo-dev 2016-07-03 18:30:59 UTC
gtk2 is indeed even now still hard-required for the gtk3 build.commit d651c2adc4cd999ecbb4035c83630274445fab0e
Author: Andreas K. Hüttel <>
Date:   Sun Jul 3 20:30:36 2016 +0200

    Explicitly enable gtk only in gnome profile, bug 543328

 generate | 6 +++---
 1 file changed, 3 insertions(+), 3 deletions(-)
Comment 2 Andreas K. Hüttel archtester gentoo-dev 2016-07-20 22:17:44 UTC
Fixed in
Comment 3 Arnaud Vallette d'Osia 2019-02-28 17:24:59 UTC
I feel we should reopen this one :
libreoffice-bin hard depends on gtk2 still?