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Petget deletes all .png images from the topmost folder
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glassparrot


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PostPosted: Thu 24 Mar 2011, 16:28    Post subject:  Petget deletes all .png images from the topmost folder
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This is a fascinating little quirk I've discovered. I haven't tested it on other versions of Puppy beyond my own hard puppy version 4.31.

Every time I run petget to intall a new puppy package, all of the .png images will disappear from the / folder.

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technosaurus


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PostPosted: Thu 24 Mar 2011, 16:31    Post subject:  

it automatically puts them in /usr/share/pixmaps or /usr/share/mini-icons (this is actually a symlink to a deeper folder) ... that way jwm and gtk programs can find them

... so it is really a mv - not an rm (move not delete)

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PostPosted: Thu 24 Mar 2011, 16:57    Post subject:  

Oh, there they are! Thanks!

What's the reasoning behind petget's mv of these images? Do people often put images in the root of their drive and then expect them to magically be usable by all the programs on their machine? I kind of expect that when petget installs a package, it would only add to the file structure those things which are wrapped up within the .pet file itself.

If it's really important for one of petget's operations, I'd prefer it, if petget would do a cp rather than an mv on those pngs.

It's one of those crazy little quirks that makes you initially wonder whether you have a trojan horse on your computer. Something appears to be starting to make swiss cheese out of your file structure. It reminded me of my experience with a glitch on Windows 98 where the icons on the desktop would just start switching randomly.
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PostPosted: Thu 24 Mar 2011, 18:50    Post subject:  

it is a convenience feature mainly, allowing a dev to easily make themes or other icon updates ... also image files (or any other files for that matter) don't belong in / ... Google Linux filesystem hierarchy if you want the details.
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