[Freewx-maint] Bug#790222: [boinc_dev] Bug#790222: wxwidgets3.0: depends on libwebkitgtk-1.0-0 which is deprecated

Jeremy Bicha jbicha at debian.org
Tue Sep 26 02:37:50 UTC 2017

On Sun, Aug 20, 2017 at 1:54 PM, Adrian Bunk <bunk at debian.org> wrote:
> wxwidgets3.0 is a key package, so won't get autoremoved from testing.
> And since a removal from testing would imply a removal of all
> reverse dependencies, wxwidgets3.0 is not at risk of being
> removed from testing anytime soon.
> While fast removal of webkitgtk from testing would be desirable,
> there is IMHO no benefit for Debian from doing a substantial amount
> of additional work for achieving this quickly - real urgency would
> be in a year when the buster freeze will be approaching.

Ok, let me give a status update of the webkitgtk removal from Debian Testing:

$ reverse-depends -r testing src:webkitgtk
* empathy                       (for libwebkitgtk-3.0-0)
* geary                         (for libwebkitgtk-3.0-0)
* libwebkit1.1-cil              (for libwebkitgtk-1.0-0)
* libwxgtk-webview3.0-0v5       (for libwebkitgtk-1.0-0)

empathy is fixed in unstable but it needs a new upload to probably
revert to 3.12.14 so that's several days away from being fixed in
geary is fixed in unstable and I expect it to drop off the list in ~ 4 days.
libwebkit1.1-cil's last reverse dependency is fixed in unstable so
that can be removed from testing in ~4 days. src:webkit-sharp has no
reverse-dependencies in testing.

That leaves wxwidgets3.0 and its 2 rdepends: boinc and
python-wxgtk-webview3.0. python-wxgtk-webview3.0 has no reverse
dependencies and I think it sounds like it's going to be dropped now:

Therefore, the way I see it, boinc/wxwidgets3.0 is the only remaining
blocker for removing webkitgtk from Debian Testing.

Jeremy Bicha

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