[Fedora-packaging] Re: iconcache, v0.5

Christopher Aillon caillon at redhat.com
Thu Dec 28 15:27:53 UTC 2006

Rex Dieter wrote:
> Christopher Aillon wrote:
>> Rex Dieter wrote:
>>> imo, ldconfig example isn't a good one, but I get your point.
>>> Difference being here, messing with ldconfig can horribly break
>>> things.  A stale iconcache doesn't break anything, at worst only
>>> affects app startup time (a little).
>> Stale icon cache has been known to break apps, though.  nm-applet is one
>> of them.
> That's either not true, or simply a bug somewhere.  Matthias' has stated
> gtk2's implementation will(should!) fallback to using brute-force search
> when icon cache is not fresh.

I'm not denying it is a bug somewhere that I'm trying to track down. 
What I'm saying is that there is the potential for breaking things due 
to whatever reasons.  Saying that a stale cache does not cause things to 
break is a little misleading until the bugs are fixed.

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