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Bug 893710 - net-misc/remmina: Migrate from net-libs/webkit-gtk:4 to :4.1 if possible
Summary: net-misc/remmina: 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: Ben Kohler
Depends on: 893516
Blocks: 893668
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Reported: 2023-02-09 03:02 UTC by Matt Turner
Modified: 2023-02-10 20:22 UTC (History)
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Description Matt Turner gentoo-dev 2023-02-09 03:02:02 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 03:24:09 UTC
Looks like this package depends on libsoup:2.4 :(

The package has been ported to libsoup:3.0 and webkit-gtk:4.1 upstream in, which is available in 1.4.28.

I'm confused why v1.4.29 in Gentoo doesn't depend on libsoup:3.0 or webkit-gtk:4.1.
Comment 2 Ben Kohler gentoo-dev 2023-02-09 14:22:35 UTC
Libsoup usage, via the "news" feature, was removed recently:

Oddly the build system still checks for libsoup but as far as I can see, it's not used or linked to at all.  I think they may be keeping the libsoup checks in place in case they start using it for another feature.

I can update the webkit-gtk dep to 4.1
Comment 3 Larry the Git Cow gentoo-dev 2023-02-09 14:23:39 UTC
The bug has been closed via the following commit(s):

commit 555e6cbd4a161a44585877a082aaf5e4a788ee21
Author:     Ben Kohler <>
AuthorDate: 2023-02-09 13:50:08 +0000
Commit:     Ben Kohler <>
CommitDate: 2023-02-09 14:23:33 +0000

    net-misc/remmina: use EAPI=8, remove telemetry flag, use webkit:4.1
    Signed-off-by: Ben Kohler <>

 net-misc/remmina/remmina-1.4.29-r2.ebuild | 110 ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
 1 file changed, 110 insertions(+)