[Development] tarball fetches from code.qt.io?

René J. V. Bertin rjvbertin at gmail.com
Fri Mar 18 15:37:05 CET 2016

Oswald Buddenhagen wrote:

> On Fri, Mar 18, 2016 at 12:54:25PM +0100, René J.  V. Bertin wrote:
>> Is that correct? Trying this currently fails because at some point headers
>> are not found that are expected in a QtWebkit framework:
> that means that the packagers failed to run syncqt.

They probably also forgot to ensure that users can run that tool themselves (= 
update sync.profile or something like that)?

> what a totally non-surprising effect of insisting on doing things
> differently because we want to get rid of the repo *so badly* ...

Not differently, but "as much as possible like before". There's still too much 
software out there that requires QtWebkit, whether you like it or not. The 
replacement module can already be built in the same kind of 
deployment/distribution procedure (configure/make/install), so why make it 
(deliberately) obligatory to make invasive, temporary changes to that procedure 
that go beyond grabbing an additional tarball and unpacking it at the right 


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