Slightly Busted: dev-db/mysql-workbench-6.3.4-r2 vs. x11-libs/gtk+-3.22.5


Thank you, bug-submitter Marcin Kowalski for pointing me in the right direction! The newest version of GTK+ does not play so nice with MySQL Workbench (which has a habit of not being so new, and that is no fault of Gentoo’s). I’m ashamed to say, when Debian beats you to the punch with a patch, you’re not doing your job as a rolling-release distribution. That’s the slowest channel a patch could possibly go through.

/mnt/gentoo/var/tmp/portage/dev-db/mysql-workbench-6.3.4-r2/work/mysql-workbench-community-6.3.4-src/library/forms/gtk/src/lf_popover.cpp:399:13: error: no match for ‘operator!=’ (operand types are ‘Glib::RefPtr’ and ‘int’)
     if (dsp != 0)
             ^

If you’re trying to install MySQL Workbench and see something similar to the above, then apply the following user patch:

Apparently the implementation of some C++ operators changed in GTK+. Needless breaking changes are a major reason why I use Qt. Just sayin’. 😉


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