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FS#72947 - [foliate] crash on start caused by libsoup2/3

Attached to Project: Community Packages
Opened by Grzegorz (itsnotme) - Tuesday, 07 December 2021, 22:35 GMT
Last edited by Andreas Radke (AndyRTR) - Thursday, 09 December 2021, 09:39 GMT
Task Type Bug Report
Category Packages
Status Assigned
Assigned To Jerome Leclanche (Adys)
Architecture x86_64
Severity High
Priority Normal
Reported Version
Due in Version Undecided
Due Date Undecided
Percent Complete 0%
Votes 5
Private No


Foliate doesn't start. When ran from terminal, it shows:
itsnotme@notmypc:~$ export LC_ALL="C"
itsnotme@notmypc:~$ foliate
Gjs-Message: 22:58:05.129: JS WARNING: [resource:///com/github/johnfactotum/Foliate/js/main.js 23]: Requiring WebKit2 but it has 2 versions available; use to pick one

(com.github.johnfactotum.Foliate:13099): libsoup-ERROR **: 22:58:05.356: libsoup3 symbols detected. Using libsoup2 and libsoup3 in the same process is not supported.
Trace/breakpoint trap (core dumped)
This seems similar to  FS#72837 : . Unfortunately, downgrading libsoup to 2.74.1-1 and libsoup3 to 3.0.2-1 does not allow Foliate to start - it still crashes; this time with longer output (that is attached).

Additional info:
* foliate 2.6.3-1
* libsoup 2.74.2-1
* libsoup3 3.0.3-1

Steps to reproduce:
Ensure the packages have the versions specified above and just run Foliate.
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Comment by ludovit kramar (ludovitkramar) - Thursday, 16 December 2021, 15:29 GMT
I can confirm it happens, but it works correctly if gnome is not installed, seems like the presence of libsoup3 confuses foliate.
Comment by Fabian Bornschein (fabis_cafe) - Tuesday, 04 January 2022, 07:59 GMT
The fix/patch is in here:

For the PKGBUILD I'd also suggest to change the dependency from "webkit2gtk", to "" so this will be seen before the transition was made to libsoup3 for the regular webkit2gtk package.
   PKGBUILD (1.3 KiB)
Comment by Fabian Bornschein (fabis_cafe) - Thursday, 13 January 2022, 12:46 GMT