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Upgrade to Fedora 27 - no webkitgtk - what are my options?

asked 2018-02-17 03:55:14 -0500

becks21 gravatar image

Hi there,

planning to upgrade to Fedora 27 I noticed that webkitgtk has been removed for security reasons. I still would like to use a sysml modelling tool called Modelio, which unfortunately depends on webkitgtk..

What are my options?

Thx & cheers

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I would try this:

  1. download webkitgtk-2.4.9-1.el7.src.rpm for RHEL7
  2. sudo dnf builddep webkitgtk-2.4.9-1.el7.src.rpm
  3. rpmbuild --rebuild webkitgtk-2.4.9-1.el7.src.rpm
  4. wait, wait, wait....
  5. sudo dnf install webkitgtk-2.4.9-1.fc27.x86_64.rpm
fcomida gravatar imagefcomida ( 2018-02-17 07:35:05 -0500 )edit

Thx a lot for your suggestions.. tried but upon rpmrebuild (in a fresh Fedora 27 VM) I get the error "configure: error: Compiler GCC >= 4.7 or Clang >= 3.3 is required for C++ compilation" although I have gcc installed, "gcc -v" gives: "gcc version 7.3.1 20180130 (Red Hat 7.3.1-2) (GCC)"

becks21 gravatar imagebecks21 ( 2018-02-17 13:44:17 -0500 )edit

I tried it just for testing... rpmbuild actually passed configuration phase and started building it. Make sure you have gcc-c++ installed. Compilers usually aren't listed as dependencies.

fcomida gravatar imagefcomida ( 2018-02-17 14:11:46 -0500 )edit

and again thank your very much.. cant believe I was so blind to not see gcc-c++ wasnt installed :D its compiling now since 15 minutes..

becks21 gravatar imagebecks21 ( 2018-02-17 15:20:43 -0500 )edit

@becks21 wait, wait, wait. Maybe a better option would be building it on copr...

fcomida gravatar imagefcomida ( 2018-02-17 15:31:18 -0500 )edit

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answered 2018-06-26 08:52:20 -0500

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Try an older set of packages:

sudo dnf install --releasever 26  webkitgtk

There is also @fcomida's approach, which worked for me after downloading webkitgtk-2.4.9-1.el7.src.rpm (via for RHEL7

sudo dnf builddep webkitgtk-2.4.9-1.el7.src.rpm
rpmbuild --rebuild webkitgtk-2.4.9-1.el7.src.rpm
# wait up to two hours
sudo dnf install webkitgtk-2.4.9-1.fc27.x86_64.rpm

You will need to --force the install if there are MESSAGES conflicts, but that shouldn't be too bad.

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