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Bug 727882 - www-client/netsurf-3.10: new version
Summary: www-client/netsurf-3.10: new version
Alias: None
Product: Gentoo Linux
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Current packages (show other bugs)
Hardware: All Linux
: Normal normal (vote)
Assignee: Philipp Ammann
Depends on:
Reported: 2020-06-10 21:20 UTC by Michael Orlitzky
Modified: 2020-06-21 12:17 UTC (History)
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Description Michael Orlitzky gentoo-dev 2020-06-10 21:20:41 UTC
From the website:

NetSurf 3.10 released
24 May 2020
    NetSurf 3.10 features many fixes, better performance and improved functionality. In particular, handling of authentication, certificates and fetch errors have been updated and unified. The GTK front end has had a major overhaul too. We recommend all users upgrade to NetSurf 3.10.
Comment 1 Michael Orlitzky gentoo-dev 2020-06-17 13:30:25 UTC
I've made some changes to netsurf-buildsystem and its libraries to try to sort out the ROOT/PREFIX mess. To finish the job, please make the following changes along with this version bump:

  * Change all uses of $ED to $D in the install functions. The build system
    already combines DESTDIR/PREFIX, and we set PREFIX to contain an "E"
    in, so DESTDIR doesn't need another one.

  * Replace $EROOT/usr with $EPREFIX/usr. I'm not 100% sure that this will do
    the right thing, but I am sure that $EROOT/usr is wrong, because ROOT
    doesn't make sense in src_* functions:
Comment 2 Michael Orlitzky gentoo-dev 2020-06-18 22:32:29 UTC
I have a new version prepared (trying to work with upstream on some of these bugs, and they only care about v3.10). If you want me to mind my own business, please speak up in the next week or so. Otherwise I'll go ahead and commit the new version.
Comment 3 Larry the Git Cow gentoo-dev 2020-06-21 12:17:51 UTC
The bug has been closed via the following commit(s):

commit ca7819ae8a75cab9e401e3106415a6528cdd1f52
Author:     Michael Orlitzky <>
AuthorDate: 2020-06-21 01:43:05 +0000
Commit:     Michael Orlitzky <>
CommitDate: 2020-06-21 12:17:03 +0000

    www-client/netsurf: new version 3.10.
    This new version (bug 727882) combined with the removal of the old
    versions fixes some outstanding issues:
      * Fixes the mixup between ED/D (and EROOT, variously) throughout
        the build system (bug 489542).
      * Adds a dependency on dev-lang/duktape, but as a result, has to
        drop keywords for arm, ppc, and ppc64 (bugs 698650, 728592).
      * Adds a patch to fix the location of utf8proc.h (bug 721318)
      * Adds a patch to disable failing tests (bug 687378).
      * Drops the broken USE=pdf-writer flag (bug 625770).
      * Apparently fixes the test failure with USE="-gtk2", since the
        test suite now passes (bug 672812).
      * Eliminates another test failure in v3.8 (bug 701322).
    Package-Manager: Portage-2.3.99, Repoman-2.3.22
    Signed-off-by: Michael Orlitzky <>

 www-client/netsurf/Manifest                        |   1 +
 .../files/netsurf-3.10-disable-failing-tests.patch |  42 +++++++
 ...rf-3.10-julia-libutf8proc-header-location.patch |  34 ++++++
 www-client/netsurf/netsurf-3.10.ebuild             | 131 +++++++++++++++++++++
 4 files changed, 208 insertions(+)