[arch-dev-public] Drop sqlite2 and webkitgtk{,2}

Balló György ballogyor at gmail.com
Sun Jun 25 09:50:53 UTC 2017

Hi all,

I think we can drop sqlite2 and webkitgtk{,2} from the official
repositories now.

sqlite2 was replaced by sqlite 3. The last application which still use it
is Freevo, which was last released in 2009, and is currently unmaintained.

webkitgtk{,2} has many CVEs[1][2], and was replaced by webkit2gtk. The last
application which still use it is GNUCash, which is still maintained by
upstream, but unlikely to get ported to gtk3 soon, porting is not started

Packages to be removed:
- freevo
- gambas3-gb-db-sqlite2
- gnucash
- goffice0.8
- kaa-imlib2
- python2-beautifulsoup3
- python2-pysqlite-legacy
- sqlite2
- webkitgtk
- webkitgtk2

Packages that need to be rebuilt:
- gambas3
- libdbi-drivers
- python-lxml
- wxgtk (already in testing)
- wxpython (already in community-testing)

Is there any objections?

[1] https://security.archlinux.org/AVG-171
[2] https://security.archlinux.org/AVG-234
[3] https://bugzilla.gnome.org/show_bug.cgi?id=751635

György Balló
Trusted User

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