application icon locations and cache update
tgl at redhat.com
Mon Dec 5 21:25:31 UTC 2011
Adam Williamson <awilliam at redhat.com> writes:
> On Mon, 2011-12-05 at 10:48 -0800, Eric Smith wrote:
>> 1) Is putting the icon into /usr/share/pixmap OK?
> Not really. That dir is obsolescent, effectively. I'm not sure if we'll
> ever manage to throw it away, but if you have the opportunity to control
> icon deployment for an app, it's really best to use the /usr/share/icons
> hierarchy, as it provides a lot of advantages over the 'dump a single
> picture in one huge directory' model.
Now I'm really confused, because I received the opposite advice a couple
of years ago, cf unixODBC.spec:
* Fri Jun 13 2008 Tom Lane <tgl at redhat.com> 2.2.12-8
- Install icons in /usr/share/pixmaps, not /usr/share/icons as this package
has historically done; the former is considered correct.
Digging further, the reason I changed it is because Red Hat's rpmdiff
tool whinged about the previous placement. Somebody is not on the right
regards, tom lane
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