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Re: what is the difference among files in /gnu/store

From: Julien Lepiller
Subject: Re: what is the difference among files in /gnu/store
Date: Thu, 02 Jun 2022 07:12:53 +0200
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Hi Gottfried,

How did you get this list of store items?

The first one comes from "mate". That's a meta-package that contains the union 
of a bunch of packages that are needed to run mate.

The second is the content of a system generation. You probably installed mate 
in your system :). The system generation is also the union of packages that you 
declared, so it includes mate, and consequently, the theme.

The last two are different versions of "mate-themes". I don't know which is 
more recent.

If possible, please don't use a store path in your configuration. If you update 
the system, the new version will be at a different location (even if the 
version number is the same, as you've seen with mate-themes). It might get 
garbage-collected and will definitely get out of date.

Instead, you should reference a theme by its name only. If mate lets you, try 
to set the theme to "TraditionalGreen" and that will always be the latest 


On June 1, 2022 9:03:39 PM GMT+02:00, Gottfried <> wrote:
>Hi guixers,
>I have in my MATE desktop a theme called "TraditionalGreen"
>There are several files.
>What is the difference?
>The 1. and 2. have a different Icon, it has something to do with a link 
>(Verknüpfung german).
>Which one is used for the desktop?
>I want to learn the basics!

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