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Saturday, June 20, 2009

No theme index file.dpkg error

While trying to upgrade to texmacs 1: Sid (unstable) on a machine running Debian Lenny (Stable), I was getting the following error

$sudo apt-get install texmacs
// bunch of apt-get messages

Setting up texmacs-common (1: ...
gtk-update-icon-cache: No theme index file.dpkg: error processing texmacs-common (--configure):
subprocess post-installation script returned error exit status 1
dpkg: dependency problems prevent configuration of texmacs:
texmacs depends on texmacs-common (= 1:; however:
Package texmacs-common is not configured yet.
dpkg: error processing texmacs (--configure):
dependency problems - leaving unconfigured
Errors were encountered while processing:
E: Sub-process /usr/bin/dpkg returned an error code (1)

Install the gnome-icon-theme package to solve this bug.
$sudo apt-get install -t stable gnome-icon-theme
//bunch of apt-get messages

Selecting previously deselected package gnome-icon-theme.
(Reading database ... 225097 files and directories currently installed.)
Unpacking gnome-icon-theme (from .../gnome-icon-theme_2.22.0-1_all.deb) ...
Setting up texmacs-common (1: ...
gtk-update-icon-cache: Cache file created successfully.
Setting up texmacs (1: ...
Setting up gnome-icon-theme (2.22.0-1) ...


Anonymous said...

Thanks a lot!

Kamaraju Kusumanchi said...


You are welcome! I am glad it helped at least one person.