packaging: new spec filed idea

Bill Nottingham notting at
Fri Jan 18 15:51:55 UTC 2008

Jakub 'Livio' Rusinek (jakub.rusinek at said: 
> PackageKit in its search results component shows items with
> package-x-generic icon:
> I think that SPEC should have "Icon: " filed which would tell PK and others
> to display that icon from current icon theme.
> Then PK instead of generic package icon would should eg Firefox icon, gedit,
> gnome-terminal, etc.

This would require:

a) all the packages put this PNG info in the header
b) all this information make it into the repository data
c) all users would have to download the icons for *all packages* before trying
an update

That last one is the killer.


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