Bug 1194957 - gtk-update-icon-cache still spooked by an existing .icon-theme.cache
Summary: gtk-update-icon-cache still spooked by an existing .icon-theme.cache
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: gtk3
Version: rawhide
Hardware: Unspecified
OS: Unspecified
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Matthias Clasen
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2015-02-21 02:19 UTC by Michal Jaegermann
Modified: 2015-04-09 13:08 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

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Last Closed: 2015-04-09 00:37:23 UTC
Type: Bug

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Description Michal Jaegermann 2015-02-21 02:19:07 UTC
Description of problem:

While running recent rawhide updates I got this complaint:

gtk-update-icon-cache: Failed to open file /usr/share/icons/hicolor/.icon-theme.cache : File exists

A result was NOT an updated icon-theme.cache.  This was an effect of running the following package script:

touch -c /usr/share/icons/hicolor
if [ -x /usr/bin/gtk-update-icon-cache ]; then
	/usr/bin/gtk-update-icon-cache -q /usr/share/icons/hicolor || :

(In this particular case it came from tigervnc-1.4.2-2.fc23.x86_64 but that hardly relevant; I have seen similar scripts in many places).

A stale .icon-theme.cache was likely a result of some older update which went screwy and runnning 'gtk-update-icon-cache -f ....' had a salutary effect.  Could not gtk-update-icon-cache take care of leftovers by itself or should every package spec which happens to run this to be edited to use '-q -f' options?

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
just touch a relevant .icon-theme.cache and try to run gtk-update-icon-cache without --force

Additional info:
I see a similar problem reported some years ago as bug 500163 and purportedly fixed upstream.  If this is really the case then it resurfaced.

Comment 1 Matthias Clasen 2015-04-09 00:37:07 UTC
the fix from 2009 only applied with --force. I've now made it apply regardless - pushed upstream, will hit fedora in the near future.

Comment 2 Fedora Update System 2015-04-09 13:08:03 UTC
gtk3-3.14.12-1.fc21 has been submitted as an update for Fedora 21.

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