[Sugar-devel] Unable to locate source package for sugar-toolkit (Native Installation of sugar v0.114)

Alex Perez aperez at alexperez.com
Wed May 22 22:05:59 EDT 2019

James Cameron wrote on 5/22/19 7:01 PM:
> Thanks for reporting this.
> Whether it works or not depends on the version of Debian or Ubuntu you
> are using.  The sugar-toolkit module is for GTK 2, and was last packaged;
> * for Debian 9 (Stretch),
> * for Ubuntu 16.04 (Xenial).
> It was dropped because Rsvg was dropped, in turn because Rsvg was not
> maintained.
librsvg itself is not un-maintained, and in fact the most recent release 
was mere days ago:


...so, presumably, it should be possible to build sugar-toolkit with 
this version of librsvg?
> You will need sugar-toolkit module to run any Sugar activities that
> depend on GTK 2.  You will also need sugar-toolkit as part of porting
> any of these activities to GTK 3; because you must verify the user
> experience is unchanged.  We saw recently with the Bichos activity how
> important this is.
> For OLPC OS my package archive has sugar-toolkit for Ubuntu 18.04, and
> an unmaintained Rsvg package.
> What changes do you propose for development-environment.md?
> On Wed, May 22, 2019 at 04:16:24PM +0530, Swarup N wrote:
>> Hello,
>> I am trying to setup the sugar development environment via the native build
>> method as described [1]here.
>> I am able to clone the respective repositories, however when I run sudo apt
>> build-dep sugar-toolkit , I get the following error:
>> E: Unable to find a source package for sugar-toolkit
>> I am however able to run the same build-dep command for the other repositories
>> such as sugar-datastore, sugar-artwork and so on.
>> I did uncomment all the deb-src lines from /etc/apt/sources.list.
>> Can anyone guide me on how to proceed from here?
>> Thanks and Regards,
>> Swarup N
>> References:
>> [1] https://github.com/sugarlabs/sugar/blob/master/docs/development-environment.md
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