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Bug 1413240 - splitting the theme packages into gtk2, gtk3, etc.
Summary: splitting the theme packages into gtk2, gtk3, etc.
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: arc-theme
Version: rawhide
Hardware: Unspecified
OS: Unspecified
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Björn 'besser82' Esser
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2017-01-14 01:53 UTC by Mukundan Ragavan
Modified: 2017-01-30 22:48 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

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Last Closed: 2017-01-30 01:52:57 UTC
Type: Bug

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specile for arc-theme showing split packages (2.90 KB, text/x-matlab)
2017-01-14 01:53 UTC, Mukundan Ragavan
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Description Mukundan Ragavan 2017-01-14 01:53:56 UTC
Created attachment 1240602 [details]
specile for arc-theme showing split packages

arc-theme as packaged is a single package containing all themes. It would be better to package it with subpackages containing



Please consider using the attached spec file as source. I made this for my COPR repo sometime ago.

Comment 1 Björn 'besser82' Esser 2017-01-29 22:28:52 UTC
Well, what would be the real benefit of it?

Currently I'm packaging all themes (transparent and solid) in one package using roughly 700 k to download and less than 3 M to install.  If I'd split everything in sub-packages, I could not use softlinking that easy and installation and download sizes would increase a lot…

Comment 2 Björn 'besser82' Esser 2017-01-29 23:12:32 UTC
Maybe I could add a 'meta'-subpackage for the dependencies needed for GNOME and GTK themes, so they would not be in the main-pkg anymore.  This would reduce the download-size for people not using GNOME / GTK themes of this…

Comment 3 Mukundan Ragavan 2017-01-30 00:26:11 UTC
(In reply to Björn "besser82" Esser from comment #1)
> Well, what would be the real benefit of it?

The primary benefit is less system clutter. For example, I do not run cinnamon and gnome-shell and have no real reason to install the corresponding themes.

The way I have written the spec file splits corresponding themes and you can "pick and choose" what you want ... I only have -gtk2, -gtk3 and xfwm4 on my system.

Comment 4 Björn 'besser82' Esser 2017-01-30 01:52:57 UTC
Since symlinking most of the files in the package reduces most of the clutter and saves disk-space compared to split packages, I'll close this.

Comment 5 Mukundan Ragavan 2017-01-30 22:48:49 UTC
Well ... I do not understand how downloading everything I do not want reduces anything. That said, I am not going to push this further. This is your package.

Thanks for the replies though.

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