xcursor-themes - why no index.theme files?

Alan Coopersmith alan.coopersmith at oracle.com
Fri Sep 21 02:55:57 PDT 2012

On 09/21/12 11:48 AM, Thomas Klausner wrote:
> On Fri, Sep 21, 2012 at 11:38:44AM +0200, Alan Coopersmith wrote:
>> On 09/20/12 10:45 PM, Thomas Klausner wrote:
>>> Subject basically says it, but: Why are no index.theme file installed
>>> for the cursor themes from xcursor-themes?
>> Because no one submitted a patch to add them?
>> It's hard to know why no one ever thought it was useful to do something,
>> especially in a package as "lightly maintained" as xcursor-themes.
> Ok, perhaps the intention of my question wasn't very clear.
> I've tried using the themes, and didn't manage to. I did however
> manage to use Oxygen_Black from kde, which comes with an index.theme.
> I'm not sure if that's the relevant difference or something else, but
> I wonder if the themes are even usable without those files.

They work fine for me without the index.theme with libXcursor & in the
GNOME 2.x Appearance preferences.   Perhaps something else has added a
index.themes requirement without telling us?

	-Alan Coopersmith-              alan.coopersmith at oracle.com
	 Oracle Solaris Engineering - http://blogs.oracle.com/alanc

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