gnome-icon-theme does not allow alternative start-here icons

Bug #407817 reported by Benjamin Drung on 2009-08-01
This bug affects 2 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
gnome-icon-theme (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

Binary package hint: gnome-icon-theme

In Debian you can select a different icon for the main menu by running "update-alternatives --config start-here.svg", but in the Ubuntu package this was removed. The next release of the gnome-colors package will register an alternative icon for the start-here icon. In Ubuntu it wouldn't be possible to change the Ubuntu icon to the GNOME-Colors icon.

Changed in gnome-icon-theme (Ubuntu):
importance: Undecided → Low
Benjamin Drung (bdrung) wrote :

Please merge the linked bugfix branch and release this version to karmic:

Benjamin Drung (bdrung) wrote :

I have tested it and you grab the test package from my PPA:

Sebastien Bacher (seb128) wrote :

thank you for your work there, unsubscribing the sponsors though as discussed on IRC, using debian alternatives is no the way to go there a gconf key would be portable across distros and allow user changes rather

Benjamin Drung (bdrung) wrote :

Will there be a gconf key in _karmic_? If not, I would like to see this patch as workaround in karmic.

Sebastien Bacher (seb128) wrote :

depênds if somebody is going to submit one, we are not going to add alternatives for that in karmic in any case those complicate things and are bug prone that's not worth the trade

Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

Status changed to 'Confirmed' because the bug affects multiple users.

Changed in gnome-icon-theme (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
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