Albatross theme install failure

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AlbertWagner
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Albatross theme install failure

Postby AlbertWagner » 09 Feb 2018 03:01

When attempting to install Albatross-gtk-theme 1.7.4-1 with Synaptic, I get this:

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E: /var/cache/apt/archives/albatross-gtk-theme_1.7.4-1_all.deb: 
unable to open '/usr/share/backgrounds/albatross-wall-source.svg.dpkg-new': 
No such file or directory
I assume that this means that the 2nd package is required by the first and the 2nd does not exist.

How might I get an Albatross-gtk-theme_1.7.4-1 with all dependences available?

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ilu
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Re: Albatross theme install failure

Postby ilu » 09 Feb 2018 06:04

I searched the internet for "unable to open .dpkg-new" and had a look at the first 2 search results.
There's an explanation why this happened here: https://raphaelhertzog.com/2011/07/18/d ... -dpkg-new/ and a way to fix it here: https://unix.stackexchange.com/question ... n-dpkg-new.

But, considering that the reason for the error might be a badly configured package, you should probably head this advice from https://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugrepo ... bug=832422:
GTK 3.20 includes a major rewrite of the theming code and broke all
existing GTK3 themes. I'm linking the upstream tracking bug for
Albatross. Since Albatross is not really maintained upstream any more,
it's unclear when someone will get around to fixing this.

Considering we still have quite a few GTK2 themes in Debian with no
GTK3 support at all, I don't think we should remove albatross at this
time. The theme is still usable on Xfce if you don't use GTK3 apps.

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dpkg -s libgtk-3-0|grep '^Version'
Version: 3.22.11-1
So even if you managed to get the theme installed that wouldn't be of much help since quite some apps are gtk3.

AlbertWagner
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Re: Albatross theme install failure SOLVED

Postby AlbertWagner » 09 Feb 2018 16:34

Thank you, Ilo.


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