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From: John Blinka <john.blinka@×××××.com>
To: gentoo-user@l.g.o
Subject: [gentoo-user] webkit-gtk build failure and masking confusion
Date: Sat, 17 Feb 2018 20:23:45
1 Hi, all,
3 A recent update demanded that I rebuild webkit-gtk-2.4.11-r200.
4 Unfortunately I cannot get this package to rebuild.
6 In my experience, this particular version of webkit-gtk has always
7 been a very fragile build. I've put way too much time into wrestling
8 with it and I'd like to get rid of it. There's a newer version:
9 webkit-gtk-2.18.6, which builds with no problems.
11 The only package on my system that needs webkit-gtk is gnucash. All
12 of the stable ebuilds for gnucash contain this line
13 >=net-libs/webkit-gtk-1.2:2
14 And all of the versions of webkit-gtk in portage satisfy this condition.
16 So, I ought to be able to use webkit-2.18.6, right? But, I cannot get
17 portage to agree to use webkit-2.18.6. It insists that this package
18 is masked.. And I cannot figure out how or why it is masked.
20 Nothing masks it in /etc/portage.
22 It's keyworded amd64, which is what I'm running.
24 I have followed through all the mask/unmask files in my profile
25 (default/linux/amd64/17.0/desktop (stable)) and have found webkit-gtk
26 mentioned precisely twice: in
27 /usr/portage/profiles/arch/base/package.use.mask and
28 /usr/portage/profiles/arch/amd64/package.use.mask. The comments in
29 these files suggest that the use flag "jit" is masked in general, but
30 allowed in amd64.
32 So there's nothing I know to look for that seems to prevent any
33 available version of webkit-gtk from being considered. Yet if I mask
34 off webkit-gtk-2.4.11-r200 in /etc/portage/package.mask and attempt to
35 build gnucash, I get his error message:
37 !!! All ebuilds that could satisfy ">=net-libs/webkit-gtk-1.2:2" have
38 been masked.
39 !!! One of the following masked packages is required to complete your request:
40 - net-libs/webkit-gtk-2.4.11-r200::gentoo (masked by: package.mask)
42 And that's on a system that contains webkit-gtk-2.18.6.
44 Can anyone explain to me why portage won't use webkit-gtk-2.18.6 to
45 satisfy gnucash's needs?
47 Thanks,
49 John Blinka


Subject Author
Re: [gentoo-user] webkit-gtk build failure and masking confusion Neil Bothwick <neil@××××××××××.uk>
Re: [gentoo-user] webkit-gtk build failure and masking confusion allan gottlieb <gottlieb@×××.edu>