gnome and hicolor exit code 127 for /usr/bin .vs. /bin

marco atzeri
Sat Oct 6 14:17:00 GMT 2012

On 10/5/2012 10:13 PM, Brian S. Wilson wrote:
> I am going to make the assumption that someone is working the bug with
> /usr/bin/gtk-update-icon-cache not creating the icon-theme.cache file and
> reporting the 127 (file not found error).  Since I've heard nothing else
> about this, I'm also assuming that no one needs any further information to
> debug this issue.

wrong assumption.

>>> I've done a little more testing and the 127 return code is coming
>>> from the "/usr/bin/gtk-update-icon-cache --force
>>> /usr/share/icons/..." command line in the scripts.  I get the 127
>>> error message even if I run this command from the command line.
>>> This call is supposed to update the icon cache file with the latest
>>> entries.  The icon-theme.cache file does exist for both the hicolor
>>> and gnome directories.  It appears that gtk-update-icon-cache does
>>> not return a zero exit code; but I don't see any reason for the 127
>>> (file not found) error.
>> The line should read "The icon-theme.cache file does not exist for
>> both the hicolor and gnome directories."  This command is supposed
>> to create the cache file and it does not appear to be working.
> I've just done an update from the Georgia Tech mirror and am now seeing a
> message saying the perl manpages have a corrupt
> local copy and should be deleted.  I deleted my local copy, but can't
> download a new copy.  I switched to the Virginia
> Tech mirror and was able to download the man pages, but also got a new file
> not found error as shown in the following
> paragraph.  Apparently there is a new package set needed for some of the
> packages I've already installed.
> Package: gnubg
> exit code 127
> Package: Unknown package
> exit code 127
> exit code 127
> I did the same investigation and found the script has the line
> "/usr/bin/gtk-update-icon-cache --force
> /usr/share/icons/hicolor" which returns the 127 error and does not create
> the icon-theme.cache file.  The gtk-update-
> icon-cache executable does not appear to work as documented.  Please treat
> this as a bug report.
> I would be happy to assist with further debugging, but will need guidance as
> to what would be most useful.

could you please try :

/usr/bin/gtk-update-icon-cache --force /usr/share/icons/gnome
/usr/bin/gtk-update-icon-cache --force /usr/share/icons/hicolor

so we cant try to understand what is not working on your system ?


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