Is the webkit/webengine in Debian Testing outdated?

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Is the webkit/webengine in Debian Testing outdated?

Postby trailtron » 2017-12-01 17:05

So I tried Midori and Qupzilla as I was getting fed up of Firefox and Chrome.However the browser HTML5 test for both showed a very low score somewhere around 320s.
Many sites like Youtube and Facebook broke functionality.
When I checked up on settings I was able to find out the system uses a old version of webkit/webengine.I tried to manually install the latest version of both using apt-get and I still see no difference.Is there some way to get these browsers to use the latest version in Debian?
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Re: Is the webkit/webengine in Debian Testing outdated?

Postby Head_on_a_Stick » 2017-12-01 17:47

No.

Debian even issue a warning about webkit-based browsers in the official release notes:

https://www.debian.org/releases/stretch ... r-security

Of all of the webkit browsers, only chromium is kept up to date (but even that has fallen behind in oldstable), no others should be used.

EDIT: ooops, you're talking about testing...

That will always be 10-14 days behind sid so best to use the latter for the latest versions, no?
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Re: Is the webkit/webengine in Debian Testing outdated?

Postby trailtron » 2017-12-01 18:54

But mine seems to be using webkit 5(Even if its 10-15 days far behind I don't thinkit will be that bad that to actually score 0 in the HTML5 streaming test)
Youtube is just a white page with logo and a search bar for me.
Also I upgraded from a stable to a testing version.So I am wondering if this is a problem due to that.
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Re: Is the webkit/webengine in Debian Testing outdated?

Postby trailtron » 2017-12-01 18:59

Just checked back.My Midori for insance is breaking dependency and asking to install libwebkitgtk-1.0-0 even though the I have a higher version installed.
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Re: Is the webkit/webengine in Debian Testing outdated?

Postby Head_on_a_Stick » 2017-12-01 19:04

trailtron wrote:My Midori for insance is breaking dependency and asking to install libwebkitgtk-1.0-0 even though the I have a higher version installed.

That is fairly normal for testing — the decorators must be in :mrgreen:
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Re: Is the webkit/webengine in Debian Testing outdated?

Postby trailtron » 2017-12-01 19:14

Decorators must be in


No way to fix it?Sorry I did'nt get that actually.I tried manually installing the latest(3.0)and it still shows that problem.I tried removing 1.0 manuallly to see if it will select 3.0.Is there some config file I have to edit so to get the whole system to recognise the latest version?
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Re: Is the webkit/webengine in Debian Testing outdated?

Postby Head_on_a_Stick » 2017-12-01 19:20

trailtron wrote:No way to fix it?

Wait a bit then try again ;)

Be prepared for continued b0rkage of that nature though, the function of the testing system is to break repeatedly and expose bugs so that they can be fixed; Debian do not intend for it to be used as a day-to-day system.

EDIT: see also viewtopic.php?f=12&t=134762
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