[Pkg-xfce-devel] Bug#869793: gtk3-engines-xfce: Seems to be required for dark themes to work on XFCE in Stretch for some programs

Erik Brangs erik.brangs at gmx.de
Wed Jul 26 13:39:15 UTC 2017

Package: gtk3-engines-xfce
Version: 3.2.0-2
Severity: minor

Dear Maintainer,

   * What led up to the situation?

I've updated to Debian Stretch from Debian Jessie today. Upon launching some applications (e.g. Thunderbird), I noticed that they didn't properly obey the dark theme that I had installed.

   * What exactly did you do (or not do) that was effective (or
   * What was the outcome of this action?

I tried a few things, including installing new themes, which didn't have any effect. After installing gtk3-engines-xfce, the theming worked correctly again. When I uninstall the package, the theming is no longer obeyed.

   * What outcome did you expect instead?

I would have expected gtk3-engines-xfce to be installed when upgrading from Jessie to Stretch. If that's not possible, a warning during the release notes or something similar would have been nice.

-- System Information:
Debian Release: 9.1
  APT prefers stable-debug
  APT policy: (500, 'stable-debug'), (500, 'stable')
Architecture: amd64 (x86_64)
Foreign Architectures: i386

Kernel: Linux 4.9.0-3-amd64 (SMP w/4 CPU cores)
Locale: LANG=de_DE.utf8, LC_CTYPE=de_DE.utf8 (charmap=UTF-8), LANGUAGE=de_DE.utf8 (charmap=UTF-8)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/dash
Init: systemd (via /run/systemd/system)

Versions of packages gtk3-engines-xfce depends on:
ii  libatk1.0-0          2.22.0-1
ii  libc6                2.24-11+deb9u1
ii  libcairo-gobject2    1.14.8-1
ii  libcairo2            1.14.8-1
ii  libgdk-pixbuf2.0-0   2.36.5-2
ii  libglib2.0-0         2.50.3-2
ii  libgtk-3-0           3.22.11-1
ii  libpango-1.0-0       1.40.5-1
ii  libpangocairo-1.0-0  1.40.5-1

gtk3-engines-xfce recommends no packages.

gtk3-engines-xfce suggests no packages.

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