Please remove webkitgtk from Ubuntu

Bug #1710318 reported by Jeremy Bicha on 2017-08-12
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This bug affects 3 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
lightdm-webkit-greeter (Ubuntu)
Undecided
Unassigned
luakit (Ubuntu)
Undecided
Unassigned
thawab (Ubuntu)
Undecided
Unassigned
webkitgtk (Ubuntu)
Undecided
Unassigned
xiphos (Ubuntu)
Undecided
Unassigned

Bug Description

Several webkit1 reverse-dependencies have been removed from Debian Testing ('buster').

While I'd like to see them removed from unstable too (or ported away from webkit1), that will take quite a while longer.

Removed from testing
====================
gnucash
luakit (there's an ITA but it's a web browser so I wouldn't be too sad if luakit is removed until it can be at least properly maintained in Debian)
thawab
xiphos

Never in Debian
===============
lightdm-webkit-greeter
Mike Gabriel from Debian MATE has begun preparing web-greeter (the renamed version of lightdm-webkit-greeter)

See Also
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LP: #1588150

https://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/pkgreport.cgi?<email address hidden>

Other Info
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Probably the most difficult remaining one is gnucash. Fedora 27 actually bundled webkit1 inside the gnucash packaging. gnucash 3.0 was ported to gtk3 but its build tests fail in Ubuntu. See LP: #1758740

Arch Linux completely removed webkit1 last year.

Jeremy Bicha (jbicha) on 2017-08-12
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Jeremy Bicha (jbicha) on 2017-08-13
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Jeremy Bicha (jbicha) on 2017-08-13
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Jeremy Bicha (jbicha) on 2017-08-13
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Jeremy Bicha (jbicha) on 2017-08-15
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Jeremy Bicha (jbicha) on 2017-08-24
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Jeremy Bicha (jbicha) on 2017-09-04
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Jeremy Bicha (jbicha) on 2017-09-19
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Jeremy Bicha (jbicha) on 2017-10-01
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Jeremy Bicha (jbicha) on 2017-10-06
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Jeremy Bicha (jbicha) on 2017-10-10
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Jeremy Bicha (jbicha) on 2017-12-11
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Jeremy Bicha (jbicha) on 2017-12-27
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Jeremy Bicha (jbicha) on 2018-02-26
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no longer affects: gphpedit (Ubuntu)
Jeremy Bicha (jbicha) on 2018-03-16
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Jeremy Bicha (jbicha) on 2018-03-25
no longer affects: xtrkcad (Ubuntu)
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Jeremy Bicha (jbicha) on 2018-04-18
no longer affects: monodevelop (Ubuntu)
no longer affects: monodevelop-database (Ubuntu)
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summary: - Please remove webkit1 rdepends removed from Debian Testing
+ Please remove webkit from Ubuntu
summary: - Please remove webkit from Ubuntu
+ Please remove webkitgtk from Ubuntu
Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

Status changed to 'Confirmed' because the bug affects multiple users.

Changed in lightdm-webkit-greeter (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
Changed in luakit (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
Changed in thawab (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
Changed in webkitgtk (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
Changed in xiphos (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
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