[webkit-gtk] How to build from release tar ball?

Jeremy Huddleston Sequoia jeremyhu at macports.org
Wed Apr 10 10:29:15 PDT 2013

Yes, the dependencies were updated prior to the 2.0.0 release.  This was mentioned in the 2.0.0 release email, and discussed in a thread titled "Bump dependency requirements before WebKitGTK+ 2.0" which started on March 22.

You will need to update the version of glib2 on your system to be at least 2.36.0.


On Apr 10, 2013, at 10:13 AM, Niranjan Rao <nhrdls at gmail.com> wrote:

> Hello there,
> I would prefer if I can download a deb package and install it, my searches so far has failed. So decided to build it myself. This is on ubuntu 12.10.
> I downloaded the WebKitGtk+ 2.0.0 tarball from webkitgtk.org. Could not figure out how to build it. If I run configure it fails with following error
> checking for GLIB - version >= 2.36.0... no
> *** Could not run GLIB test program, checking why...
> *** The test program failed to compile or link. See the file config.log for the
> *** exact error that occured. This usually means GLIB is incorrectly installed.
> configure: error: You need the GLib dev tools in your path
> If I try to follow instructions from http://trac.webkit.org/wiki/BuildingGtk, it fails because in exploded tarball, Tools/Scripts directory does not contain any of the scripts mentioned.
> I was able to build webkit from git repository earlier on this machine, so it has most of the stuff, but looks like dependencies have changed.
> Any steps to build or help is appreciated.
> Thanks,
> Niranjan
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