Debian Bug report logs - #557265
epiphany-browser: use of WebKit causes regression of Kerberos support

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Package: epiphany-browser; Maintainer for epiphany-browser is Josselin Mouette <>; Source for epiphany-browser is src:epiphany-browser.

Reported by: "brian m. carlson" <>

Date: Fri, 20 Nov 2009 21:03:05 UTC

Severity: normal

Found in version epiphany-browser/2.29.1-2

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From: "brian m. carlson" <>
To: Debian Bug Tracking System <>
Subject: epiphany-browser: use of WebKit causes regression of Kerberos support
Date: Fri, 20 Nov 2009 20:55:56 +0000
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Package: epiphany-browser
Version: 2.29.1-2
Severity: normal

On my local network, I use Kerberos for authentication.  With Gecko,
Epiphany was able to provide Kerberos credentials to authenticate
against my web server.  This behavior is still present in Iceweasel.
However, with WebKit, there is no Kerberos support.  This is a
significant regression in functionality.

This is probably a consequence of the use of libsoup2.4-1, for which a
bug has been filed.  However, this bug is not about libsoup's support;
it is about the fact that Epiphany is significantly less useful than it
was before.  As a consequence, please do not merge the two bugs.

-- System Information:
Debian Release: squeeze/sid
  APT prefers unstable
  APT policy: (500, 'unstable'), (1, 'experimental')
Architecture: amd64 (x86_64)

Kernel: Linux 2.6.31-1-amd64 (SMP w/2 CPU cores)
Locale: LANG=en_US.UTF-8, LC_CTYPE=en_US.UTF-8 (charmap=UTF-8)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/dash

Versions of packages epiphany-browser depends on:
ii  dbus-x11                    1.2.16-2     simple interprocess messaging syst
ii  epiphany-browser-data       2.29.1-2     Data files for the GNOME web brows
ii  gnome-icon-theme            2.28.0-1     GNOME Desktop icon theme
ii  iso-codes                   3.11.1-1     ISO language, territory, currency,
ii  libavahi-client3            0.6.25-1     Avahi client library
ii  libavahi-common3            0.6.25-1     Avahi common library
ii  libavahi-gobject0           0.6.25-1     Avahi GObject library
ii  libc6                       2.10.1-7     GNU C Library: Shared libraries
ii  libdbus-1-3                 1.2.16-2     simple interprocess messaging syst
ii  libdbus-glib-1-2            0.82-2       simple interprocess messaging syst
ii  libgconf2-4                 2.28.0-1     GNOME configuration database syste
ii  libgirepository1.0-0        0.6.5-4      Library for handling GObject intro
ii  libglib2.0-0                2.22.2-2     The GLib library of C routines
ii  libgnome-keyring0           2.28.1-1     GNOME keyring services library
ii  libgtk2.0-0                 2.18.3-1     The GTK+ graphical user interface 
ii  libice6                     2:1.0.5-1    X11 Inter-Client Exchange library
ii  libnotify1 [libnotify1-gtk2 0.4.5-1      sends desktop notifications to a n
ii  libnspr4-0d                 4.8.2-1      NetScape Portable Runtime Library
ii  libnss3-1d                  3.12.4-1     Network Security Service libraries
ii  libpango1.0-0               1.26.1-1     Layout and rendering of internatio
ii  libseed0                    2.28.0-2     GObject JavaScript bindings for th
ii  libsm6                      2:1.1.1-1    X11 Session Management library
ii  libsoup-gnome2.4-1          2.28.1-3     an HTTP library implementation in 
ii  libsoup2.4-1                2.28.1-3     an HTTP library implementation in 
ii  libwebkit-1.0-2             1.1.16-3     Web content engine library for Gtk
ii  libx11-6                    2:1.2.2-1    X11 client-side library
ii  libxml2                     2.7.6.dfsg-1 GNOME XML library
ii  libxslt1.1                  1.1.26-1     XSLT processing library - runtime 

Versions of packages epiphany-browser recommends:
ii  yelp                     2.28.0+webkit-1 Help browser for GNOME

Versions of packages epiphany-browser suggests:
pn  mozplugger                    <none>     (no description available)

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