Gnome 2.18 (from the BLFS-Support list)

Serge van Thillo nulleke at
Fri Jul 20 06:56:54 PDT 2007

On Thu, 2007-07-19 at 19:34 -0500, Randy McMurchy wrote:
> Dan Nicholson wrote these words on 07/19/07 19:21 CST:
> > I believe it's not necessary, but helpful. hicolor-icon-theme installs
> > a theme index file at /usr/share/icons/hicolor/index.theme.
> How would you suggest, and on what package do we list it as a dependency
> in the GNOME instructions? This is what I'm driving at. If it's good for
> GNOME, then we need to identify that. Choices:
> 1. Place a note in the gnome-icon-theme instructions telling about
> hicolor.
> 2. Make an entry in the GNOME TOC so that folks will see it as something
> they should do (see desktop-file-utils).
> 3. Mention it somewhere else in the GNOME instructions.
> 4. What you or someone else comes up with.
In my personal opinion, the best way is to make a notice in the TOC as a
gnome external dependency and point it to the hicolor-icon-theme
installation as noticed in the X libraries section. The same goes with
shared mime info and desktop-file-utils.

> -- 
> Randy


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