[Pkg-xfce-devel] Bug#677787: Bug#677787: gtk2-engines-xfce: Please add multiarch support

Yves-Alexis Perez corsac at debian.org
Sat Jun 16 20:57:00 UTC 2012

On sam., 2012-06-16 at 22:34 +0200, Goswin von Brederlow wrote:
> Yves-Alexis Perez <corsac at debian.org> writes:
> > On sam., 2012-06-16 at 20:50 +0200, Goswin von Brederlow wrote:
> >> Package: gtk2-engines-xfce
> >> Version: 2.8.1-3
> >> Severity: normal
> >> 
> >> Hello:
> >> 
> >> Please make this package compatible with multiarch, as described at
> >> <http://wiki.debian.org/Multiarch/Implementation>.
> >> 
> >> More info: http://wiki.debian.org/ReleaseGoals/MultiArch
> >> 
> > Could you elaborate on why it is really useful to convert a leaf package
> > few days before the freeze? Not that I am fundamentally against that but
> > I don't think I'll really have the time to look at it before the freeze
> > and I don't think it's really useful either, unless you can provide a
> > very specific use case :)
> >
> > Regards,
> > -- 
> > Yves-Alexis
> Ia32-libs-gtk included it, which means some 32bit application must have
> needed it at some time. The multiarch ia32-libs-gtk package therefore
> depends on gtk2-engines-xfce. Unfortunately we didn't keep a log of why
> each packages was added to ia32-libs-gtk.

I wasn't even aware of that. I agree that if it was useful in
ia32-libs-gtk then it'll be useful to be multi-archified.
> From the package description and reverse depends it looks like it would
> be possible to silently drop the depends on gtk2-engines-xfce, if you
> agree. I can't think of anything that would depend on it via
> ia32-libs-gtk.

The bug seems to be

Basically when you use a 32bit Gtk application it'll still try to use
the theme you use for the whole desktop, and thus the relevant engine.
I'm not sure if that applies to multiarch though.

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