Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 162465
Menu icon for btdownload-gui package not packaged properly
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:11:09 EST
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Description of problem:
The icon for the extremely useful GUI BitTorrent application does not appear in the menu. This causes minor problems, for example throws an error message when you attempt to add the menu item as a launcher to the desktop panel.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
Menu item appears OK in gnome here (on the Applications->Internet menu). Which
desktop are you using?
Also, and this may be obvious but I have to ask: do you have the bittorrent-gui
I'm using GNOME desktop with the bittorrent-gui package installed. If it is any
help, I also have the LIVNA and Mono NRPMS YUM repos installed although I'm
fairly sure my packages are getting installed from Fedora extras.
I can provide screenshots if that is helpful.
If you do a "rpm -qi bittorrent-gui" you can check the source of the package.
The one in extras for FC4 is version "4.0.2", release "1.fc4", and the build
host was "extras64".
There should be a file:
the presence of this file should result in there being a menu item available in
all freedesktop.org-aware desktops.
Sometimes (though I haven't been able to reproduce this) the menu item doesn't
appear until you've logged out and back in again after installing
bittorrent-gui. Did you only just install it?
Please ignore: you were correct, restarting Gnome fixes this issue. Apologies
for wasting your time.
I'll keep my eyes open for ways of getting the icon to appear without restarting
gnome, but in the meantime I'll close the bug.
Ricardo: two questions, please:
1) Did the menu item appear in the panel, but without an icon? Or did the
menu item not appear in the panel at all?
2) Does/did /usr/share/pixmaps/icon-theme.cache exist? If so, does removing
that file fix the problem?
> Did the menu item appear in the panel, but without an icon?
> Does/did /usr/share/pixmaps/icon-theme.cache exist?
Don't know: I'll try and re-install it tonight and check.
So, this turned out to be a genuine bug with GtkIconTheme. See:
This should be fixed upstream soon and in rawhide when we get a new release.
*** Bug 162765 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
I've moved the icon to /usr/share/icons/hicolor/48x48/apps in cvs anyway. This
will show up in rawhide sometime after the extras build system starts working
again; FC3 and FC4 packages will come along once upstream releases a new
non-beta version, unless someone can persuade me that 4.1.x is stable enough for
the masses :-)