[Gambas-user] Curious about --disable-qtwebkit

gbWilly gbWilly at protonmail.com
Fri Jul 7 18:20:07 CEST 2023

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On Friday, July 7th, 2023 at 18:02, Bruce Steers <bsteers4 at gmail.com> wrote:

> On Fri, 7 Jul 2023, 00:27 gbWilly via User, <user at lists.gambas-basic.org> wrote:
>>> Le 07/07/2023 à 00:16, gbWilly via User a écrit :
>>> I don't know, I don't use Debian. If you confirm that it works with
>>> these versions of Debian, I can remove the flag.
>> This is the rules file for current stable version 3.18.0 on debian stable repository (bookworm)(https://tracker.debian.org/media/packages/g/gambas3/rules-3.18.0-4)
>> And thus this is what they do that seems to work as I do have a qt5-webkit component on old stable (bullseye -> gambas 3.15.2)
>>> But I think the problem is in using implicit Debian versions instead of
>>> explicit ones, as the flags depends on a specific version, not on if
>>> it's the current oldstable, stable...
>> I agree very much good sir.
>> You can name them by their real name, it would be better (and also works better for repository management in my opinion. It would make packaging a lot easier, to figure out.
>> And just like on Ubuntu it should be possible to package for older versions of Debian as well, still running qt4 for example.
>> Using them by their real name makes the recipe easier as you know what can and can't be done on the different Debian versions dependency wise, and so makes automation of the process easier as well.
> He's right I reckon.
> I just tried changing all Debian images to their explicit names (except sid)
> Also removed WebKit disable on them all and all that was needed was unstable needed ncurses6-dev changed to ncurses-dev.
> They all compiled all components without error.
> https://gitlab.com/bsteers4/gambas/-/tree/deb-named
> Maybe Debian buster should also be added?
> Respects
> BruceS

I just saw your commit and commented on it if maybe buster could be added.
Also saw the fix for unstable not compiling latest commits of Benoît.

Good one Bruce
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