[webkit-dev] Trying to builder older version of webkit (but failing) - looking for help

Ted Stresen-Reuter ted at secret-source.eu
Tue May 22 03:35:01 PDT 2018

(also posted in IRC, but I prefer email)

Hi. My name is Ted. I am a web application developer. I've got a site done
using CSS Grid. Version 10.1.2 (12603.3.8) of Safari has a small issue
rendering one page because we didn't explicitly specify grid-template-rows.

Normally we use browserstack for fixing these types of issues but in this
case the page in question is a long and somewhat complex form and it's
difficult to debug via browserstack. I found this stackoverflow question
that suggests a method for running an older version of Safari but some of
the links are now broken.


I decided to try building Safari / webkit on a tag that seemed to be
roughly the version I needed based on the stackoverflow answer but the
build is failing :-(

I can build other software (AppleScript projects I've worked on and some
React Native projects) but webkit just isn't building.

I am trying to build this exact tag:

The error I'm getting is:

The following build commands failed: CompileC {long path reduced for
accessibility/AccessibilityImageMapLink.cpp normal x86_64 c++

I'm wondering if this version simply won't compile on High Sierra or if I
need a specific version of the XCode Cocoa SDK… My XCode version is Version
9.2 (9C40b)

No idea… Any pointers would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks and very kind regards.


Ted Stresen-Reuter

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