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Bug 893688 - dev-util/geany-plugins: Migrate from net-libs/webkit-gtk:4 to :4.1 if possible
Summary: dev-util/geany-plugins: Migrate from net-libs/webkit-gtk:4 to :4.1 if possible
Alias: None
Product: Gentoo Linux
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Current packages (show other bugs)
Hardware: All Linux
: Normal normal (vote)
Assignee: Chris Mayo
Keywords: PullRequest
Depends on:
Blocks: 893668
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Reported: 2023-02-09 02:56 UTC by Matt Turner
Modified: 2023-02-17 05:29 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

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Description Matt Turner gentoo-dev 2023-02-09 02:56:07 UTC
We would like to reduce the number of net-libs/webkit-gtk slots.

Please check if it is possible to migrate from net-libs/webkit-gtk:4 to net-libs/webkit-gtk:4.1.

This should be possible (with minor build-system patching, see for example) if net-libs/libsoup:2.4 is not pulled in by the package or any of its dependencies.
Comment 1 Matt Turner gentoo-dev 2023-02-09 20:13:07 UTC
FWIW, switching to webkit-gtk:4.1 is just a quality-of-life improvement for users that may allow them to get back down to 1 slot of webkit-gtk.

Removing dependencies on webkit-gtk:4 is certainly not critical, so if it's not possible to do at the moment or if removing these features is undesirable, no worries. I just wanted to get it on people's radar.
Comment 2 Chris Mayo 2023-02-10 19:41:06 UTC
A level of quality I aspire to. Having to compile 3 copies of webkit-gtk each time is not fun. Alas I think it will still be 2 copies for a while - and now a start data for GTK 5 development is announced...

We only lose 2 plugins because of libsoup-2.4 and one of those is an update checker that I am glad to remove, the other for uploading to pastebin sites but with no relevant code updates for 5.5 years I wonder how useful it is.

I wasn't going to push for stabilisation of this one but let's give people who want the markdown plugin the option (everyone else can just "-markdown" anyway). I have installed it.
Comment 3 Larry the Git Cow gentoo-dev 2023-02-17 05:29:34 UTC
The bug has been closed via the following commit(s):

commit 054d7a9d4ea32989113d377840cd23c85674746b
Author:     Chris Mayo <>
AuthorDate: 2023-02-09 19:36:37 +0000
Commit:     Sam James <>
CommitDate: 2023-02-17 05:21:36 +0000

    dev-util/geany-plugins: support net-libs/webkit-gtk:4.1
    geniuspaste and updatechecker plugins are disabled because they require
    Signed-off-by: Chris Mayo <>
    Signed-off-by: Sam James <>

 .../files/geany-plugins-1.38-webkit2gtk-4.1.patch  |  20 +++
 .../geany-plugins/geany-plugins-1.38-r410.ebuild   | 136 +++++++++++++++++++++
 2 files changed, 156 insertions(+)