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Bug 649162 - app-misc/anki: 2.0 series is not obsolete
Summary: app-misc/anki: 2.0 series is not obsolete
Alias: None
Product: Gentoo Linux
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Current packages (show other bugs)
Hardware: All Linux
: Normal normal (vote)
Assignee: Patrick Lauer
Depends on:
Reported: 2018-03-01 07:48 UTC by L. Ivanovich Harrison
Modified: 2018-03-01 12:58 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

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Description L. Ivanovich Harrison 2018-03-01 07:48:07 UTC
The current ebuilds for anki, 2.1.0_beta25 and 2.1.0_beta27 have some issues, however, those have already been reported, namely in 641966 and 643004. No worries; there's clearly a good reason they're marked as testing. After manually adding webengine use flags for PyQt5 and manually adding PyQt5-5.9.2 to package.accept_keywords, an emerge -u PyQt5 makes Anki Just Work™. Jolly good.

However, it's a little odd that the only ebuilds available for anki are these beta releases of the 2.1 series. It's worth noting that the 2.0 series is the /only/ supported stable releases at the moment from upstream. As a matter of fact, after tweaking the manual flags and keywords necessary to make 2.1.0_beta27 run correctly, launching the program from a terminal displays the following:

"This is a BETA build - please do not package it up for Linux distributions"

Now that's just a bit on the nose, isn't it?

I don't like the thought of only unstable versions of a piece of software being available in portage when stable versions are available. When I wake up, I'll start work on an ebuild for 2.0.49 based on the pulled last-rited ebuilds ending at 2.0.47, and I'm largely using this bug report to reference on the subsequent pull request on github, since those seem not to go anywhere without a link to bugzilla.
Comment 1 Andreas Sturmlechner gentoo-dev 2018-03-01 09:57:14 UTC
2.0 depended on QtWebkit4, which is full of security holes and not in tree anymore.
Comment 2 Andreas Sturmlechner gentoo-dev 2018-03-01 12:58:16 UTC
So, rather than wasting your time on the old version that is impossible to get back into tree, I would recommend to improve anki-2.1 ebuilds in bug 641966 and bug 643004.