Icons not displayed when using certain icon themes

Bug #556335 reported by David Stansby on 2010-04-06
This bug affects 9 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
software-center (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

s-c 1.1.26

When using certain icon themes, software-center displays empty boxes instead of icons when an icon is only available in the humanity-icon theme. Vish describes how icon themes can solve this in #6 and #7. Please open bug tasks for each icon theme affected.

Kiwinote (kiwinote) wrote :

Hi David. Can you please see if installing the 'humanity-icon-theme' package solves this issue? If so, we are probably missing a dependency on this package. Thanks.

Changed in software-center (Ubuntu):
status: New → Incomplete

I have humanity-icon-theme installed and up to date.

I think the problem is the theme I'm using (shiki-colours) If I change to the default theme (radiance) this problem disappears.

Changed in software-center (Ubuntu):
status: Incomplete → New
Kiwinote (kiwinote) on 2010-04-06
Changed in software-center (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
Hilton Gibson (hgibson) wrote :

Same bug. See screenshot.

Jennie Petoumenou (jennie) wrote :

What needs to be done is to copy the humanity/categories/XX/application-fonts icon to the hicolor (or gnome) icon set.
Because hicolor is the default fallback theme for all iconsets. So, older themes (any theme on gnome-look, really) that do not have an application-fonts icon, should be able to find it in hicolor.
Actually, this must be done with all new icons added to the humanity/categories folder.

Vish (vish) wrote :

The issue here is that the icons are present in the Humanity-icon-theme

Usually what is done always for the icon themes is to set the default icon theme in the depends for the theme

In the icon themes .theme will fix this.
Not sure we want to install all the icons by default in software store

Changed in software-center (Ubuntu):
importance: Undecided → Low
status: Confirmed → Triaged
Vish (vish) wrote :

Note themes usually set

Adding Humanity in the /favoriteicontheme/index.theme as:

will solve the bug.

Kiwinote (kiwinote) on 2010-04-14
description: updated
summary: - Fonts is missing an icon
+ Icons not displayed when using certain icon themes
Jennie Petoumenou (jennie) wrote :

"Adding Humanity in the /favoriteicontheme/index.theme as:
Consider this, though: Right now, if someone decides to use the original gnome theme (installed by default in ubuntu), they still get a missing icon. Plus, most users now enough to drag&drop a new theme from gnome-look, but definitely not enough to modify index.theme.

On second thoughts, the really correct way to deal with this would be for the developers of software-center to include copies of all the icons software center uses inside the software-center package.

I proposed the first solution because I thought it might be an easy workaround, but now I realize that it would not eliminate the bug completely (e.g. if someone installs software-center on a non-ubuntu machine). Unless, of course, you add the icon upstream to gnome.

fredrik (fredrik-pipemore) wrote :

Using icon theme GNOME

Kiwinote (kiwinote) on 2010-07-19
Changed in software-center (Ubuntu):
status: Triaged → Fix Committed
assignee: nobody → Kiwinote (kiwinote)
Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

This bug was fixed in the package software-center - 2.1.6

software-center (2.1.6) maverick; urgency=low

  [ Kiwinote ]
  * data/software-center.menu.in:
    - update query for fonts category (LP: #531570, #605459)
  * debian/control:
    - depend on humanity-icon-theme, rather than gnome-icon-theme
  * softwarecenter/app.py:
    - always append the humanity-icon-theme to the iconpath (LP: #436310, #466271, #527503, #556335, #594795)
  * softwarecenter/view/availablepane.py:
    - capitalize 'install n items' button label for mpt (LP: #605052)
  * softwarecenter/view/catview_gtk.py:
    - speed up carousel transition (thanks nuthinking) (LP: #604627)
  * softwarecenter/view/catview.py:
    - allow 'OR' tag inside an 'AND' tag

  [ Michael Vogt ]
  * softwarecenter/db/database.py:
    - parse axi values file for cataloged_time support
  * merged lp:~mvo/software-center/new-apps-test1 that adds support
    for a proper a "Whats new" category based on the xapian
    cataloged_time information
  * debian/control:
    - recommend aptdaemon (>= 0.38ubuntu1) to get catalogued_time
    - recommend sessioninstaller for PK compatible session API
  * merged lp:~hellium/software-center/logging, thanks to
    Geliy Sokolov
  * merged lp:~mmcg069/software-center/bigger-icons, the icon size
    is actually the same, name is a bit misleading. It contains a new
    actionbar, but that is not yet enabled as its not feature complete
  * merged lp:~didrocks/software-center/fix-running-standalone-pane,
    many thanks
  * Support "pkgname/long appname with spaces" on the commandline when
    a single argument is passed. Without "/" its just considered a

  [ Gary Lasker ]
  * merge lp:~mmcg069/software-center/appdetailsview-gtk-mpt, many nice
    UI tweaks and improvements from Matthew McGowan, thanks!
  * softwarecenter/view/widgets/navigationbar.py,
    - remove the old navigation bar as we won't be going back to it
  * softwarecenter/view/availablepane.py:
    - don't call set_category if viewing details or searching to
      reduce unnecessary applist refreshes
  * softwarecenter/view/appview.py;
    - fix app row reselect in the applist view for sorted lists and also
      for channels when the model is regenerated rather than replaced
      (LP: #609945)
  * test/test_appview.py:
      add tests for correct sorting for app insert case and for
      index map updating
  * merge lp:~didrocks/software-center/add-remove-multiple to add a
    remove_multiple method to aptd.py, thanks to Didier Roche!
 -- Michael Vogt <email address hidden> Tue, 27 Jul 2010 19:45:53 +0200

Changed in software-center (Ubuntu):
status: Fix Committed → Fix Released
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