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

Danilo Cesar danilo.eu at gmail.com
Wed Apr 10 10:30:03 PDT 2013

On Wednesday 10 April 2013 14:13:44 Niranjan Rao 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.

As mentioned by the error message, you need an updated version of glib-devel.

On debian, you need to install libglib2.0-dev (version >= 2.36.0) package, probably from the unstable (or maybe experimental) repositories.

If you want to use the scripts mentioned by the trac page you need to get webkit from git or SVN.

Danilo Cesar

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