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Bug 808456 - media-sound/gmpc depends on deprecated x11-libs/gtk+:2 and dev-util/gob:2
Summary: media-sound/gmpc depends on deprecated x11-libs/gtk+:2 and dev-util/gob:2
Alias: None
Product: Gentoo Linux
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Current packages (show other bugs)
Hardware: All Linux
: Normal normal (vote)
Assignee: Gentoo Sound Team
Depends on:
Blocks: gtk2-removal 808459
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Reported: 2021-08-15 14:17 UTC by Andreas Sturmlechner
Modified: 2022-11-13 13:32 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

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Description Andreas Sturmlechner gentoo-dev 2021-08-15 14:17:40 UTC
Last release in 2011.

It seems that a porting effort to GTK+3 was started, but stalled in 2015.
Comment 1 Miroslav Šulc gentoo-dev 2021-08-15 14:22:56 UTC
not sure what to do about this one. it's still in other distros:
Comment 2 Andreas Sturmlechner gentoo-dev 2021-08-15 14:29:07 UTC
Note that Debian are (necessary or not) applying a raft of patches:

We're not in a hurry yet.
Comment 3 Andreas Sturmlechner gentoo-dev 2021-08-15 17:52:08 UTC
For completeness, list of revdeps (plugins):

One existing issue bug 740156.
Comment 4 Larry the Git Cow gentoo-dev 2022-10-01 18:31:12 UTC
The bug has been referenced in the following commit(s):

commit d1f5091c8918806156df7c34aafedb2a09a02ffc
Author:     Matt Turner <>
AuthorDate: 2022-10-01 18:29:29 +0000
Commit:     Matt Turner <>
CommitDate: 2022-10-01 18:31:03 +0000

    profiles: Mask media-sound/gmpc and associated plugins
    Signed-off-by: Matt Turner <>

 profiles/package.mask | 31 +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
 1 file changed, 31 insertions(+)
Comment 5 Franz Brauße 2022-10-06 21:33:19 UTC
Though the URL quoted initially has not published any releases, there is a fork being admittedly "*UNMAINTAINED*" but a) having seen commits and b) working for me (as is the currently packaged version by Gentoo); it can be found at and based on GTK+-3. I'm still using this software and like it, but lack the time to maintain it (and incenctive to work with GTK+-3).

Would getting in contact with Dave and maybe him publishing a release be enough to keep the package in Gentoo? I could try to make an ebuild (configure && make && make install works, though -jN has issues).
Comment 6 Larry the Git Cow gentoo-dev 2022-11-01 04:48:12 UTC
The bug has been closed via the following commit(s):

commit 9afecb37da31ebab3f002b22512c9fdc2314c43e
Author:     Jakov Smolić <>
AuthorDate: 2022-11-01 04:46:56 +0000
Commit:     Jakov Smolić <>
CommitDate: 2022-11-01 04:46:56 +0000

    media-sound/gmpc: treeclean
    Signed-off-by: Jakov Smolić <>

 media-sound/gmpc/Manifest                          |   1 -
 .../gmpc/files/gmpc-11.8.16-AM_CONFIG_HEADER.patch |  11 --
 media-sound/gmpc/files/gmpc-11.8.16-icons.patch    | 119 ---------------------
 .../gmpc/files/gmpc-11.8.16-underlinking.patch     |  14 ---
 media-sound/gmpc/gmpc-11.8.16-r2.ebuild            |  63 -----------
 media-sound/gmpc/metadata.xml                      |  12 ---
 profiles/package.mask                              |  13 ---
 7 files changed, 233 deletions(-)