slimming icon theme caches

Daniel Drake dsd at
Mon Nov 23 10:25:11 EST 2009

On Mon, 2009-11-23 at 15:19 +0000, Daniel Drake wrote:
> Previous OLPC OS builds (e.g. 8.2)  included this in the build script:
>     echo "  - Slimming unnecessary icon theme caches."
>     # these are useful only if disk seeks take a long time.
>     # rather than remove them completely, we rebuild them as index-only
>     # (ie, don't duplicate all the icon image data in the cache)
>     for f in $INSTALL_ROOT/usr/share/icons/*/icon-theme.cache ; do
> 	gtk-update-icon-cache -fi --quiet $(dirname $f)
>     done
> This saved some disk space and presumably made olpc-update run a bit
> quicker (this file tends to change on a rebuild even if nothing else has
> changed).
> Does anyone have an opinion whether it's still relevant for XO-1.5?

Looks like it originated from here:

Scott, do you have a minute to provide some input?
I guess your opinion will be that we should continue to use index-only
caches, given that we're still on flash memory?


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