[arch-multilib] feature request: lib32-libwebkit

Oon-Ee Ng ngoonee.talk at gmail.com
Fri Feb 3 18:11:03 EST 2012

On Sat, Feb 4, 2012 at 6:23 AM, rafael ff1 <rafael.f.f1 at gmail.com> wrote:
> 2012/2/3 Oon-Ee Ng <ngoonee.talk at gmail.com>:
>> On Sat, Feb 4, 2012 at 2:41 AM, rafael ff1 <rafael.f.f1 at gmail.com> wrote:
>>> 2012/2/3 Oon-Ee Ng <ngoonee.talk at gmail.com>:
>>>> On Fri, Feb 3, 2012 at 7:28 PM, Harvey <harv at gmx.de> wrote:
>>>>>> Trying to build it now, since lib32 variants of all its dependencies are
>>>>>> available on the aur. Hope it works....
>>>>> Good Luck! Could you post a short message if it works? I tried this a long
>>>>> time ago but at that time not all dependencies could be satisfied.
>>>>> Harvey
>>>> I got all the dependencies so far (these are all in the AUR, there's a
>>>> TON of dependencies to build):-
>>>> depends=('lib32-icu' 'lib32-gstreamer0.10-base' 'lib32-libsoup'
>>>> 'lib32-libxslt' 'lib32-enchant')
>>>> makedepends=('lib32-gtk2')
>>>> Building goes as far as this (just the error message):-
>>>>  GEN    WebKit-1.0.gir
>>>> Traceback (most recent call last):
>>>>  File "/usr/bin/g-ir-scanner", line 46, in <module>
>>>>    sys.exit(scanner_main(sys.argv))
>>>>  File "/usr/lib/gobject-introspection/giscanner/scannermain.py", line 407, in
>>>> scanner_main
>>>>    ss = create_source_scanner(options, args)
>>>>  File "/usr/lib/gobject-introspection/giscanner/scannermain.py", line 332, in
>>>> create_source_scanner
>>>>    ss.parse_files(filenames)
>>>>  File "/usr/lib/gobject-introspection/giscanner/sourcescanner.py", line 249, i
>>>> n parse_files
>>>>    self._parse(headers)
>>>>  File "/usr/lib/gobject-introspection/giscanner/sourcescanner.py", line 282, i
>>>> n _parse
>>>>    stdout=subprocess.PIPE)
>>>>  File "/usr/lib/python2.7/subprocess.py", line 679, in __init__
>>>>    errread, errwrite)
>>>>  File "/usr/lib/python2.7/subprocess.py", line 1228, in _execute_child
>>>>    raise child_exception
>>>> OSError: [Errno 2] No such file or directory
>>>> make[1]: *** [WebKit-1.0.gir] Error 1
>>>> make[1]: Leaving directory `/var/abs/local/aur/lib32-libwebkit/src/webkit-1.6.1
>>>> /build-gtk2'
>>>> make: *** [all] Error 2
>>>> Anyone has any ideas? I'm outputting the entire thing to an error file
>>>> overnight (took my dual core 2.4 GHz laptop about an hour to reach
>>>> this point, not counting building the deps).
>>> As I said 6 months ago, this problem is related to python. Currently
>>> Archlinux doesn't have a multilib package for python and the main
>>> issue is that python is not multilib-friendly. Anyway, my idea is: try
>>> to create a python-multilib or lib32-python package.
>> Apologies, I'm probably dense, but how is this problem related to
>> python? My previous searching indicates that we did have lib32-python
>> in the AUR at some point, but it got deleted -
>> http://www.linux-archive.org/discussion-about-arch-user-repository-aur-aur-general-archlinux-org/486994-please-help-create-package-lib32-gobject-introspection.html
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> The binary (/usr/bin/g-ir-scanner) and libraries (/usr/lib/*) are part
> of the package gobject-introspection. The package lib32-webkit
> requires a lib32- of gobject-introspection. But I never had success
> with this package, as I always end up this error
> (http://pastebin.com/kh9zYS7A), which looks like a need for a 32 bit
> libs/modules of python.
> Python, on the other hand, is not much multilib friendly (if I'm not
> wrong, this expression was used by someone for python support in a
> feature request for multilib). You set libdir to /usr/lib32, but
> "${prefix}/lib/python2.7/site-packages" were hardcoded in it,
> therefore ignoring /usr/lib32... Well, don't know. I gave up, hoping
> some TU from [multilib] would adopt this cause. :)
> About the dead package lib32-python from AUR, I was its maintainer.
> The package was a copy-and-paste of libs of i686 package, but it
> didn't make sense as target source codes (that you would compile)
> would search /usr/bin/python2, which was not patched to use /usr/lib32
> folder... So this package was useless.
Thanks for the explanation. I built a lib32-python in /opt/python32
but yes, it seems to hardcode references to /usr/lib/python in any

I have trouble believing that lib32-libwebkit (which AFAIK must exist
in other linux distros if realstudio is to run properly on them at
all) requires something unbuildable though. Rushing off to a sports
game, may take a look at debs/rpms later on. I know how to extract
from them, but do they have build instructions embedded like our

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