Package Details: webkitgtk 3:2.4.11-18

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Package Base: webkitgtk
Description: Legacy Web content engine for GTK+ 3
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Licenses: custom
Conflicts: libwebkit3, webkitgtk3
Provides: libwebkit3=2.4.11, webkitgtk3=2.4.11
Replaces: libwebkit3, webkitgtk3
Submitter: City-busz
Maintainer: frealgagu
Last Packager: lfleischer
Votes: 60
Popularity: 0.56
First Submitted: 2017-06-30 07:40
Last Updated: 2019-11-23 15:07

Dependencies (21)

Sources (5)

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frealgagu commented on 2019-04-14 18:13


Q: What's the difference between this package and extra/webkit2gtk?

A: webkitgtk/webkitgtk2 provides WebKit1 API/ABI, which is not compatible with WebKit2 API/ABI provided by extra/webkit2gtk. WebKitGTK+ 2.4.x is the latest branch that provides WebKit1 API. Later branches provides WebKit2 API only.

Please don't flag it as out-of-date.

Q: Are there binaries for this package somewhere?

A: We maintain built and signed packages at

Q: "error while loading shared libraries: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory"

A: You'll need to rebuild against the latest version of ICU.

Q: "error: ‘WTF::StringImpl::StaticASCIILiteraicASCIILiteral’ has not been declared" or any enchant errors.

A: If you are building in parallel, try disabling parallel using -j1 in /etc/makepkg.conf

Q: Why building takes too long time?

A: WebKit is inherently big and complex. You can modify /etc/makepkg.conf or PKGBUILD directly to build it in parallel.

  • Change "make all stamp-po" by "make -j x all stamp-po" in PKGBUILD replacing x by cores your machine has. (Thanks to @MadMe)

  • Change /etc/makepkg.conf in that way: under # ARCHITECTURE, COMPILE FLAGS use MAKEFLAGS="-j9" # It should be one more than your virtual CPUs. (Thanks to @tuxsavvy).

However be pending if errors occur as mentioned in previous question.

Q: How much I want to wait to a successful compilation?

A: It varies of your PC's processor and RAM, the times shared in the comments are as follow:

  • 3.5 hours to build on core i5 laptop with 8G of RAM, makeflags j4. (@cabbage)

  • 13.5 hours to build on AMD Athlon X2, makeflags j1 (@Bonnietwin).

  • 5-6 hours on Core2Duo E8400 with 8GB RAM, makeflags j2 (tuxsavvy).

  • 50 minutes on 6c/12t 3.3GHz (@kubrick).

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dalu commented on 2018-04-30 14:05

isn't this severely outdated and vulnerable? latest version of webkit2gtk+ is at the time of writing 2.20.1 (stable).

So why is this at version 2.4.11 and not flagged as being outdated?

yan12125 commented on 2018-04-30 05:41

@ReDemoNBR: Thanks and done :)

Scimmia commented on 2018-04-29 15:38

Or you should read the AUR wiki page and figure out how things actually work

dafta commented on 2018-04-29 15:35

The following build dependencies are missing: automake, bison, flex. You should probably add them to makedepends.

ReDemoNBR commented on 2018-04-23 05:11

I've been building the last versions of this package for my Raspberry Pi 3 (arch 'armv7h') correctly for some months already and I think it is time to report that it is safe to add 'armv7h' in arch. Same is valid for webkitgtk2 package :D

Takes around 40-50 hours to build it but, believe it or not, it does work.

But please let the version as it is, otherwise we will have have to update it again :)

testbird71 commented on 2018-04-04 11:01

I have added the Repo from CN and addet the Keyring sudo pacman -Syy && sudo pacman -S archlinuxcn-keyring

Löse Abhängigkeiten auf... Warnung: Kann "icu>=61" nicht auflösen (eine Abhängigkeit von "webkitgtk") Warnung: Kann "icu>=61" nicht auflösen (eine Abhängigkeit von "webkitgtk2") :: Die folgenden Pakete können aufgrund nicht auflösbarer Abhängigkeiten nicht aktualisiert werden: webkitgtk webkitgtk2

yan12125 commented on 2018-03-08 05:13

Your package webkitgtk [1] has been flagged out-of-date by rbirkelbach

The version provided is from 2016-04-10.

@rbirkelbach: WebKitGTK+ 2.4.x is the latest branch that provides WebKit1 API. Later branches provides WebKit2 API only, which is incompatible.

agentcobra commented on 2018-02-22 01:13

doesn't build

Traceback (most recent call last): File "/usr/sbin/gdbus-codegen", line 41, in <module> from codegen import codegen_main ModuleNotFoundError: No module named 'codegen' make: *** [GNUmakefile:82203: DerivedSources/Platform/Geoclue2Interface.h] Error 1 ==> ERREUR : Une erreur s’est produite dans build(). Abandon... ==> ERREUR : Makepkg n'a pas pu construire webkitgtk.</module>

klore commented on 2018-02-12 14:35

File "/usr/sbin/gdbus-codegen", line 41, in <module> from codegen import codegen_main ImportError: cannot import name 'codegen_main' make: *** [GNUmakefile:82203: DerivedSources/Platform/Geoclue2Interface.h] Error 1 ==> ERROR: A failure occurred in build(). Aborting... ==> ERROR: Makepkg was unable to build webkitgtk. ==> Restart building webkitgtk2 ? [y/N]</module>

Scimmia commented on 2018-02-06 15:55

It seems someone needs to read the AUR wiki page