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IDProjectCategoryView StatusDate SubmittedLast Update
0002074Gnome Inform application[IDEs] Installation and Platform Issuespublic2018-09-07 11:262019-01-30 22:34
Assigned Topchimento 
Platformx86_64OSLinuxOS VersionUbuntu 18.04
Product Version6M62 
Target VersionFixed in Version 
Summary0002074: gnome-inform7 depends on obsolete libraries
DescriptionGnome-inform7 requires libgoocanvas3, but it depends on libgoocanvas-common, which stopped existing after xenial.

Installation works if you manually install: [^] [^]

first, but it would be nice to rebuild on Ubuntu 18.04 with a set of libraries that are installable from the distribution.
Minimal Source Text To Reproduce
Try to install the gnome-inform7 .deb on Ubuntu 18.04.
Additional InformationReported to me by Cesare Zavattari (
TagsNo tags attached.
Attached Files

- Relationships
duplicate of 0001997assignedpchimento Gnome IDE should use a newer webkit 

-  Notes
vaughany (reporter)
2018-11-09 13:05

There's no 'this affects me too' button here as I have seen in other places, however I wanted to simply add my voice to this issue: as reported, my main computer is now based on Ubuntu 18.04 and Inform 7 is no longer installable.
gmwb (reporter)
2018-12-26 05:02

I hope this is informative and not counted as spam, but I'll just add that it affects me too. Also, thank you OP for the workaround.
lunasspecto (reporter)
2018-12-30 18:05

I'm currently having trouble installing gnome-inform7 on Fedora 29 because I can't install WebKit 1; some searching suggests WebKit 1 is now considered insecure, but WebKit 2 only supports GTK3.

So getting gnome-inform7 packaged for recent versions of Fedora may necessitate bumping it up to GTK3, which is not entirely trivial.
pchimento (developer)
2019-01-30 22:33

Thanks for the report. This will be fixed as part of 0000197.

In the meantime thanks to lunasspecto, Inform is now available as a Flatpak from, and that is supported on most major Linux distributions from the last two years or so.
pchimento (developer)
2019-01-30 22:34

Sorry, I meant 0001997.

- Issue History
Date Modified Username Field Change
2018-09-07 11:26 adam New Issue
2018-11-09 13:01 vaughany Issue Monitored: vaughany
2018-11-09 13:05 vaughany Note Added: 0004817
2018-12-26 05:02 gmwb Note Added: 0004823
2018-12-30 18:05 lunasspecto Note Added: 0004824
2019-01-30 22:31 pchimento Relationship added duplicate of 0001997
2019-01-30 22:33 pchimento Note Added: 0004825
2019-01-30 22:33 pchimento Status new => closed
2019-01-30 22:33 pchimento Assigned To => pchimento
2019-01-30 22:33 pchimento Resolution open => duplicate
2019-01-30 22:34 pchimento Note Added: 0004826

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