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Failed to emerge net-libs/webkit-gtk-2.4.4-r200 ..... ERROR 404: Not Found


Running Funtoo current, all up to date.


This version of webkit-gtk seems to be deprecated upstream and no longer hosted:

>>> Emerging (3 of 9) net-libs/webkit-gtk-2.4.4-r200
>>> Downloading 'http://distfiles.gentoo.org/distfiles/webkitgtk-2.4.4.tar.xz'
--2014-10-11 17:38:06--  http://distfiles.gentoo.org/distfiles/webkitgtk-2.4.4.tar.xz
Resolving distfiles.gentoo.org...,,, ...
Connecting to distfiles.gentoo.org||:80... connected.
HTTP request sent, awaiting response... 404 Not Found
2014-10-11 17:38:06 ERROR 404: Not Found.

Actual existing, closest match version would be http://www.webkitgtk.org/releases/webkitgtk-2.4.4a.tar.xz


How should I proceed?


Report bug on gentoo bugtracker?


Can I edit the ebuild and build an available version?

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No problem. For what it's worth, setting up the 2.4.4-r1 ebuild in a local overlay (I used the instructions at http://www.funtoo.org/Git_local_overlay) seems to be working:

  1. Follow the wiki instructions until it starts talking about rain-slick (the blue text).
  2. Create /usr/local/portage/net-libs/webkit-gtk/files/
  3. Copy the original ebuild from /usr/portage/net-libs/webkit-gtk/webkit-gtk-2.4.4.ebuild to your local overlay at /usr/local/portage/net-libs/webkit-gtk/webkit-gtk-2.4.4-r1.ebuild
  4. Copy the original ebuild files in /usr/portage/net-libs/webkit-gtk/files to your local overlay at /usr/local/portage/net-libs/webkit-gtk/files
  5. Fix the SRC_URI var in the ebuild by adding an 'a' before the '.tar.xz': 
  6. Create the Manifest file
    $ ebuild webkit-gtk-2.4.4-r1.ebuild digest

Now when you emerge webkit-gtk, it should pull from your local overlay with the fixed SRC_URI.

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That's excellent, thank you.  My funtoo install is just a few days old so I am only just beginning to find my way around a lot of unfamiliar tools and procedures.  This kind of info is exactly what is required, both as a workaround and a useful learning experience.


best regards

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This was almost a copy and paste job.  The only difference was that the version of webkit-gtk that emerge proposed to install was webkit-gtk-2.4.4-r200 so in /usr/local/portage/net-libs/webkit-gtk/ instead of creating webkit-gtk-2.4.4-r1.ebuild I created webkit-gtk-2.4.4-r201.ebuild.


emerge installed this new higher version without error.  Thanks.

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