Package Base Details: webkitgtk

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Submitter: City-busz
Maintainer: yan12125
Last Packager: yan12125
Votes: 56
Popularity: 1.156462
First Submitted: 2017-06-30 07:40
Last Updated: 2018-10-08 12:51

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yan12125 commented on 2017-12-20 02:56


Q1. error while loading shared libraries: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory

A1. You'll need to rebuild against the new ICU 63.

Q2. I can't build! There's an error "error: ‘WTF::StringImpl::StaticASCIILiteraicASCIILiteral’ has not been declared"

A2. Try disabling parallel building - use -j1 in both PKGBUILD and /etc/makepkg.conf

Q3. Building takes too long time!

A3: WebKit is inherently big and complex. It can take up to 13.5 hours to build (on AMD Athlon X2, thanks to @Bonnietwin for sharing). You can modify makepkg.conf or PKGBUILD directly to build it in parallel. Check out @MadMe's and @tuxsavvy's comments.

Q4. Is there a prebuilt package?

A4. The awesome Arch Linux CN team maintains one. You can enable it by appending the following section to /etc/pacman.conf:

Server =$arch

And installing as if it were official packages:

sudo pacman -S webkitgtk
sudo pacman -S webkitgtk2

Check out for more details.

Q5. I can't build! There's an error about codegen

A5. There's a bug in old glib2. Make sure you have upgraded to glib2 2.56. Check out @ValHue's and @zoidby's comments.

Q6. What's the difference between this package and extra/webkit2gtk?

A6. webkitgtk/webkitgtk2 provides WebKit1 API/ABI, which is not compatible with WebKit2 API/ABI provided by extra/webkit2gtk.

Q7. I have other questions!

A7. Please open an issue at for suggestions/questions/bug reports/...

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yan12125 commented on 2018-11-10 02:27

You don't need icu62. You NEED to rebuild webkitgtk against icu 63.

philo commented on 2018-11-08 15:12

An AUR package of 'icu62 62.1-1' was released on 2018-11-05.

yan12125 commented on 2018-10-13 00:24

As I mentioned in FAQ, I maintain prebuilt and signed packages at

PhotonX commented on 2018-10-12 17:36

Sorry for the late reply and excuse my ignorance in case I am missing something obvious, but which signatures do you refer to? AUR packages are not signed, are they?

yan12125 commented on 2018-10-10 12:21

Primarily because people might get signature mismatch errors if you change a package without bumping pkgver/pkgrel.

PhotonX commented on 2018-10-10 09:41

Hmm, why not? :) You can add "-f" to the makepkg call or is the problem somewhere else?

yan12125 commented on 2018-10-10 08:24

Sorry for frequent version bumps recently. My build scripts do not build a package again without changing pkgver/pkgrel.

PhotonX commented on 2018-10-10 06:52

Would it be possible to make silent updates when fixing building problems, such that users who already have the package installed aren't forced to recompile it during the update?

silly commented on 2018-10-08 13:33

@yan12125 seems to work now. thanks!

yan12125 commented on 2018-10-08 12:56

The build issue should have been fixed. Feel free to open a new issue at if this package is still broken.