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

Philipp Kern pkern at debian.org
Sun Mar 9 17:38:30 UTC 2008

On Sun, Mar 09, 2008 at 04:41:56PM +0100, Josselin Mouette wrote:
> > > This should not in any way prevent its use in gnome.mk which *badly*
> > > needs dh_icons.
> > Could you please get together and add this at least to gnome.mk?  It
> > hurts Gnome users resulting in application crashes.  (Now I don't agree
> > neither that applications should crash upon missing icons, but still
> > it is the case with e.g. f-spot.)
> Please report bugs about applications that crash. The expected behavior
> in this case is a missing icon.

This is already reported as #459261, blocked by this bug.  Its severity
is wishlist, though.

> > The icon caches already *get* generated, so not updating them is wrong.
> In fact they only get generated if you install icons by hand or in
> Ubuntu packages, but this is already a big issue indeed.

The packages installed on my machine which call dh_icons (just postinst)
and thus call gtk-update-icon-cache if present:

gimp-data.postinst:# Automatically added by dh_icons
glipper.postinst:# Automatically added by dh_icons
gthumb-data.postinst:# Automatically added by dh_icons
libdjvulibre15.postinst:# Automatically added by dh_icons
openoffice.org-common.postinst:# Automatically added by dh_icons
sauerbraten.postinst:# Automatically added by dh_icons
vinagre.postinst:# Automatically added by dh_icons

But this caching problem shows me the reason of missing icons in the
menu, too...  and when it "fixed" itself...

Kind regards,
Philipp Kern
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