Xfce4 has broken icons by default
This is minor in importance and a long-known issue also in Debian. If you install just
xfce4with aptitude, it will come out with missing icons (for example for
Create URL link...in the menu).
I remember digging out the problem to be caused to an incorrect packaging on the side of XFCE, but that was wheezy! Since we are already on jessie, can we please at least in Devuan fix this? I know repackaging for such a "minor" thing seems overkill, but I volunteer to do that and to maintain the package(s).
It is a shame that installing XFCE4 on Devuan gets you broken icons by default...
This probably could be fixed in desktop-base which I maintain.
Can you provide details and potentially icon files??
@CenturionDan the missing icons are in
gnome-icon-theme. Yes, you read it right, the default XFCE4 references icons provided by a Gnome package...
So I think solution is to copy those icons in
It can be easily seen which icons are missing by doing a minimal install and installing
xfce4alone.Edited by gdm85
Is there a bug report filed in Debian about this already? It would be nice if they fixed it there.Edited
I don't think there is already a Debian bug report, noEdited
I'd suggest that a debian bug report would be a good start. That way you help Debian as well as Devuan. Your best bet at a speedy resolution is to provide patches.Edited
Status changed to closed
Status changed to reopened
I am willing to contribute to Devuan at this time.
I will look into which patch(es) can be contributed to fix the issue.Edited
Possibly related: http://forums.debian.net/viewtopic.php?f=6&t=46138
The problem is that Tango, Adwaita and Oxygen icon themes are all missing some icons unless one also installs
The missing icon is either the
system-runone, or the browser one etc. none of the themes has a complete set.Edited
I think the solution is to add
gnome-icon-themeas a dependency of all XFCE4 themes; not sure if relevant but also running:
$ dpkg --listfiles gnome-icon-theme | fgrep xfce
Will return many matches.Edited
Moved from devuan-infrastructure/todo#22
I never noticed any broken icons. I just checked and gnome-icon* pkgs are installed here. I'm thinking they may have been deps for some Mate apps that I installed.