[Build-common-hackers] Bug#432851: Bug#432851: dh_icons

Peter Eisentraut peter_e at gmx.net
Sun Nov 4 15:22:34 UTC 2007

Steffen Joeris wrote:
> Here another thing I forgot to forward:
> >So what, if I do not have libgtk2.0-bin installed, because I use
> >let's say a KDE desktop?
> Being a KDE user myself, and therefore not having libgtk2.0-bin
> myself installed, I can tell you that using dh_icons has no effect
> whatsoever on my installation.

This still seems like a misdesign.  Why should all packages in Debian 
have to be adjusted to accomodate GTK/GNOME?  Next, other desktop 
environments will perhaps implement icon caching as well, and then we 
will have two or three different possible calls to add to the postinst.  
What is the benefit that the package itself will receive by adding this 

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