Debian testing: KDE/freedesktop still displays old application icon

Felix Natter fnatter at
Wed Apr 2 11:02:16 PDT 2014

David Faure <faure at> writes:

hello David,

many thanks for the very helpful reply.

> On Saturday 15 March 2014 12:49:47 Felix Natter wrote:
>> hi,
>> I am maintaining the Debian "freeplane" package. The current version
>> 1.3.7 that I am preparing has a different icon than freeplane 1.2.23
>> which is currently in the Debian archive.
>> Now, when installing the 1.3.7 package (not published yet), the KDE
>> panel [1] (and sometimes GNOME's nautilus, but that may be a problem on
>> another computer) still displays the old icon (though I think that
>> Debian replaces _all_ files when updating a package).
> If this is a KDE-specific issue, you might want to post it to kde-
> devel at
>> and /usr/share/mimelnk/application/x-freeplane.desktop
>> (is this still needed?):
> No, mimelnk died together with KDE 3.

Removed, thanks.

>> => Could it be that "debhelper" does not properly use 'xdg-icon-resource' /
>> 'xdg-desktop-icon' for installing icons?
> No idea about debhelper.
>> => (Could it possibly be that KDE uses some broken caching?)
> It could be that you're hitting a bug in the KDE icon cache, you could try
> removing ~/.kde/cache-$HOSTNAME/icon-cache.kcache

That does indeed fix it :-) Shall I write a bug report (against KDE
4.11.5) on I still have the old icon-cache.kcache, what
other files shall I attach? Which product to choose?

>> => how can I debug this?
> strace -e file <app>, after removing the icon cache.

Ok, should've tried that.

Thanks and Best Regards,
Felix Natter

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