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Re: adawaita theme in Gnome

From: Ricardo Wurmus
Subject: Re: adawaita theme in Gnome
Date: Thu, 02 Mar 2017 14:14:54 +0100
User-agent: mu4e 0.9.18; emacs 25.1.1

Catonano <address@hidden> writes:

> So, our skillful thomasd solved an issue I had raised.
> In the Gnome desktop, when dragging an application toward the folating bar
> on the left, the whole desktop environment crashes, it restarts and you
> have to log on again.
> The problem is a missing mouse cursor, as stated here
> And the proposed workaround works like a charm.
> For reference, it is
> 1) "mkdir -p ~/.icons/default"
> 2) "ln -s /run/current-system/profile/share/icons/Adwaita/cursors/
> ~/.icons/default/cursors"
> What could be a definitive solution to patch the Gnome package with ?

We cannot (and don’t want to) let Guix packages modify the user’s home
directory.  On my system XDG_DATA_DIRS contains
“/run/current-system/profile/share”.  Is this not enough to let Gnome
find the cursors?

(The “adwaita-icon-theme” package is installed in my system profile.)

~~ Ricardo

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