missing run-time dependency

Bug #1399294 reported by Jason on 2014-12-04
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Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
Xpad
Low
Arthur Borsboom

Bug Description

xpad 4.4.0 is missing a run-time dependency:
gnome-icon-theme

Without this dependency satisfied, there will be missing icons on sticky notes.

-jgh

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Jason (jason-helfman) wrote :

Hi Jason,

I have been playing around with the icon theme to see what the effect is when the gnome-icon-theme is not installed.
On my system (Arch with Lxqt) it did not change anything, since I had a different icon theme installed.
Knowing that, I guess the gnome-icon-theme is not a dependency.

I suspect that it is wise to have *an* icon theme installed, but which one is up to the user / Linux distro.
Therefore, I believe it is not smart to make it a dependency.

What are your thoughts about this?

Changed in xpad:
status: New → Incomplete
importance: Undecided → Low
assignee: nobody → Arthur Borsboom (arthurborsboom)

When not installed, I had errors noted in the window I launched the program from. I will add this to the bug. After this icon package was installed, there were no more errors and I saw the icons. I am using fluxbox.

> On Dec 14, 2014, at 12:05 PM, Arthur Borsboom <email address hidden> wrote:
>
> Hi Jason,
>
> I have been playing around with the icon theme to see what the effect is when the gnome-icon-theme is not installed.
> On my system (Arch with Lxqt) it did not change anything, since I had a different icon theme installed.
> Knowing that, I guess the gnome-icon-theme is not a dependency.
>
> I suspect that it is wise to have *an* icon theme installed, but which one is up to the user / Linux distro.
> Therefore, I believe it is not smart to make it a dependency.
>
> What are your thoughts about this?
>
>
> ** Changed in: xpad
> Status: New => Incomplete
>
> ** Changed in: xpad
> Importance: Undecided => Low
>
> ** Changed in: xpad
> Assignee: (unassigned) => Arthur Borsboom (arthurborsboom)
>
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> You received this bug notification because you are subscribed to the bug
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> https://bugs.launchpad.net/bugs/1399294
>
> Title:
> missing run-time dependency
>
> Status in Xpad:
> Incomplete
>
> Bug description:
> xpad 4.4.0 is missing a run-time dependency:
> gnome-icon-theme
>
> Without this dependency satisfied, there will be missing icons on
> sticky notes.
>
> -jgh
>
> To manage notifications about this bug go to:
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Did you had any other (gnome / gtk) icon themes installed at that moment?
I guess Xpad needs at least one Gnome / GTK icon pack installed.

And I guess it doesn't matter if it is gnome-icon-theme or any other, for example oxygen.

Can you confirm this?

Jason (jason-helfman) wrote :

Here is the error I get when I uninstall this package gnome-icon-theme:

(xpad:95607): Gtk-WARNING **: Error loading theme icon 'image-missing' for
stock: Icon 'image-missing' not present in theme

(xpad:95607): Gtk-WARNING **: Error loading theme icon 'image-missing' for
stock: Icon 'image-missing' not present in theme

(xpad:95607): GLib-GObject-CRITICAL **: g_object_ref: assertion
'G_IS_OBJECT (object)' failed

(xpad:95607): GLib-GObject-CRITICAL **: g_object_unref: assertion
'G_IS_OBJECT (object)' failed

The only icon related package I have installed is "hicolor-icon-theme, and
from the looks of the contents it appears to just be a
skeleton directory for other packages to rely on for hierarchy.

On Sun, Dec 14, 2014 at 11:32 PM, Arthur Borsboom <email address hidden>
wrote:
>
> Did you had any other (gnome / gtk) icon themes installed at that moment?
> I guess Xpad needs at least one Gnome / GTK icon pack installed.
>
> And I guess it doesn't matter if it is gnome-icon-theme or any other,
> for example oxygen.
>
> Can you confirm this?
>
> --
> You received this bug notification because you are subscribed to the bug
> report.
> https://bugs.launchpad.net/bugs/1399294
>
> Title:
> missing run-time dependency
>
> Status in Xpad:
> Incomplete
>
> Bug description:
> xpad 4.4.0 is missing a run-time dependency:
> gnome-icon-theme
>
> Without this dependency satisfied, there will be missing icons on
> sticky notes.
>
> -jgh
>
> To manage notifications about this bug go to:
> https://bugs.launchpad.net/xpad/+bug/1399294/+subscriptions
>

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Hi Jason,

Looking at the error messages, these appeared while running Xpad, not while building.
My guess is still that Xpad needs a GTK icon theme, but not explicit the gnome-icon-theme.

I still believe the package maintainer should take care of this.
What I can do is add a installation note of this necessity to the readme file. Do you think this suffices?

Changed in xpad:
status: Incomplete → Fix Committed
milestone: none → 4.5
Changed in xpad:
status: Fix Committed → Fix Released
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