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Bug 740416 - app-text/fb2edit depends on deprecated dev-qt/qtwebkit
Summary: app-text/fb2edit depends on deprecated dev-qt/qtwebkit
Alias: None
Product: Gentoo Linux
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Current packages (show other bugs)
Hardware: All Linux
: Normal normal (vote)
Assignee: Andrey Grozin
Whiteboard: removal on 2021-10-04
Keywords: PMASKED
Depends on:
Blocks: qtwebkit-removal
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Reported: 2020-09-04 23:03 UTC by Andreas Sturmlechner
Modified: 2021-10-05 07:39 UTC (History)
0 users

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Description Andreas Sturmlechner gentoo-dev 2020-09-04 23:03:36 UTC
QtWebKit's time is very limited, it is odd to see a new package added with this dependency.
Comment 1 Andreas Sturmlechner gentoo-dev 2020-09-04 23:09:52 UTC
Not a new package, you should have checked for prior categories.

It was dropped in commit b172d8dcf04580b9e1f4d8c66158cc00e14375b0.
Comment 2 Andreas Sturmlechner gentoo-dev 2020-09-04 23:10:57 UTC
BDEPEND is wrongly inheriting RDEPEND.
Comment 3 Andreas Sturmlechner gentoo-dev 2020-09-04 23:11:42 UTC
No DEPEND, how does that work?
Comment 4 Andreas Sturmlechner gentoo-dev 2020-09-04 23:12:30 UTC
Please check with upstream if they have any plans to port to qtwebengine, I don't speak the language.
Comment 5 Larry the Git Cow gentoo-dev 2020-09-06 16:22:09 UTC
The bug has been referenced in the following commit(s):

commit 78308087a9f142e73cb4758a6a1034380e32f7ab
Author:     Andrey Grozin <>
AuthorDate: 2020-09-06 16:21:37 +0000
Commit:     Andrey Grozin <>
CommitDate: 2020-09-06 16:21:37 +0000

    app-text/fb2edit: dependencies fixed
    Package-Manager: Portage-3.0.5, Repoman-3.0.1
    Signed-off-by: Andrey Grozin <>

 app-text/fb2edit/fb2edit-0.1.0.ebuild | 4 ++--
 1 file changed, 2 insertions(+), 2 deletions(-)
Comment 6 Andrey Grozin gentoo-dev 2020-09-06 16:36:59 UTC
I know that fb2edit used to be in the tree. It as based on Qt4, and was dropped when Qt4 disappeared. I was glad to find a fork ported to Qt5, and committed it to the tree. I tried to contact the author, but got no reply. It seems that this was a one-time job: the Qt5 version was committed to github in October 2019, and nothing changed since that moment. I am rather sure that nobody is working on the port to qtwebengine.
This is the only Linux program to create (and edit) fb2 files, the format of ebooks most popular in Russia (western countries seem to prefer epub). There are no alternatives (there are some Windows programs, as far as I know). Of course, fb2 is xml, and one can use an ordinary text editor; after each save one would have to reload the file to an fb2 viewer (no viewer reloads changed files automatically). In fb2edit the result of each editing action is seen immediately.
It would be a pity to have no program for creating fb2 books in Gentoo. I am absolutely not an expert in qtwebengine or qtwebkit. Is there any instruction for porting to qtwebengine? Are their APIs similar?
Comment 7 Andreas Sturmlechner gentoo-dev 2020-10-12 17:22:03 UTC
It seems then the original upstream is not entirely gone (you may want to check out their latest fix):

Re porting work, I can't give you any pointers there.
Comment 8 Andreas Sturmlechner gentoo-dev 2020-10-23 13:16:06 UTC
Found one by chance:
Comment 9 Andreas Sturmlechner gentoo-dev 2020-11-28 20:42:32 UTC
Any news here?
Comment 10 Andreas Sturmlechner gentoo-dev 2021-07-29 08:17:54 UTC
Comment 11 Larry the Git Cow gentoo-dev 2021-08-02 10:37:52 UTC
The bug has been referenced in the following commit(s):

commit a07069036c57202ffe99a2738b3a19e11c0a6823
Author:     Andreas Sturmlechner <>
AuthorDate: 2021-04-17 11:15:29 +0000
Commit:     Andreas Sturmlechner <>
CommitDate: 2021-08-02 10:37:09 +0000

    profiles: Mask dev-qt/qtwebkit
    Signed-off-by: Andreas Sturmlechner <>

 profiles/package.mask | 10 ++++++++++
 1 file changed, 10 insertions(+)
Comment 12 Larry the Git Cow gentoo-dev 2021-09-04 21:01:19 UTC
The bug has been referenced in the following commit(s):

commit 8a462fac199959b94e086ef02391cbffa03cac7e
Author:     Andreas Sturmlechner <>
AuthorDate: 2021-09-04 20:16:06 +0000
Commit:     Andreas Sturmlechner <>
CommitDate: 2021-09-04 20:58:45 +0000

    profiles: Init last-rites for dev-qt/qtwebkit:5 and revdeps
    Masked for removal in 30 days:
    Signed-off-by: Andreas Sturmlechner <>

 profiles/package.mask | 19 +++++++++++++------
 1 file changed, 13 insertions(+), 6 deletions(-)
Comment 13 Larry the Git Cow gentoo-dev 2021-10-05 07:39:11 UTC
The bug has been closed via the following commit(s):

commit b761ff2e1776618c29a9f60f425e335418c80a48
Author:     Jakov Smolić <>
AuthorDate: 2021-10-05 06:50:20 +0000
Commit:     Jakov Smolić <>
CommitDate: 2021-10-05 07:36:50 +0000

    app-text/fb2edit: treeclean
    Signed-off-by: Jakov Smolić <>

 app-text/fb2edit/Manifest             |  1 -
 app-text/fb2edit/fb2edit-0.1.0.ebuild | 26 --------------------------
 app-text/fb2edit/metadata.xml         | 10 ----------
 profiles/package.mask                 |  5 -----
 4 files changed, 42 deletions(-)