Package Details: webkitgtk2 3:2.4.11-26

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Package Base: webkitgtk2
Description: Legacy Web content engine for GTK+ 2
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Licenses: custom
Conflicts: libwebkit
Provides: libwebkit=2.4.11
Replaces: libwebkit
Submitter: frealgagu
Maintainer: frealgagu
Last Packager: frealgagu
Votes: 6
Popularity: 0.065562
First Submitted: 2018-12-21 02:29
Last Updated: 2021-12-08 01:07

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frealgagu commented on 2019-04-14 18:31


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Please don't flag it as out-of-date.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: I maintain the latest built package 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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frealgagu commented on 2021-04-26 15:08

I've uploaded the binay package to compiled with icu 69.1

slav commented on 2021-04-26 07:09

@frealgagu thank you!

frealgagu commented on 2021-04-23 07:47

@slav sure, I'll upload them this weekend

slav commented on 2021-04-22 12:58

Can someone provide already compiled webkitgtk2 3:2.4.11-23 please? Building from scratch take ages :)

simona commented on 2021-04-21 18:21

/home/simona/.cache/yay/webkitgtk2/PKGBUILD: riga 90: cd: /home/simona/.cache/yay/webkitgtk2/src/webkitgtk2-2.4.11: File o directory non esistente

frealgagu commented on 2020-12-26 01:49

Bumped up compiling with icu 68.2 thanks @Slenderchat for the provided patch.

frealgagu commented on 2020-12-10 17:54

@neoresin sure, the package I've uploaded to was built in a clean chroot. The pkgrel 20 contains the patch to fix the CSSGrammar.hpp bug, so you shouldn't have issues in compilation.

neoresin commented on 2020-12-10 04:25

@frealgagu Unfortunately still getting the error below (fatal error: CSSGrammar.hpp: No such file or directory). Any luck getting it to compile under chroot?

frealgagu commented on 2020-11-09 19:52

@philo I'm not longer maintaining the packages in so there is no a place to keep the binaries anymore.

@neoresin I'm trying to compile this version in chroot and I'll let you know

philo commented on 2020-10-22 13:24

Maintainer is AWOL?