How do I install FS Icons Ubuntu?

Created by Aditya V on on 2012-07-23
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Aditya V on on 2012-07-23

The unstable builds of FS Icons Ubuntu come in 3 main flavors, with 3 sub-themes within each:

1. FS Icons Ubuntu - the main pack (fs-icons-ubuntu)
  - FS Icons Ubuntu - mono dark (fs-icons-ubuntu-mono-dark)
  - FS Icons Ubuntu - mono light 1 (fs-icons-ubuntu-mono-light-1)
  - FS Icons Ubuntu - mono light 2 (fs-icons-ubuntu-mono-light-2)

2. FS Icons Ubuntu MEgypt - slightly sandy look (fs-icons-ubuntu-megypt)
  - FS Icons Ubuntu MEgypt - mono dark (fs-icons-ubuntu-megypt-mono-dark)
  - FS Icons Ubuntu MEgypt - mono light 1 (fs-icons-ubuntu-megypt-mono-light-1)
  - FS Icons Ubuntu MEgypt - mono light 2 (fs-icons-ubuntu-megypt-mono-light-2)

3. FS Icons Ubuntu Sky - bluish tint (fs-icons-ubuntu-sky)
  - FS Icons Ubuntu Sky - mono dark (fs-icons-ubuntu-sky-mono-dark)
  - FS Icons Ubuntu Sky - mono light 1 (fs-icons-ubuntu-sky-mono-light-1)
  - FS Icons Ubuntu Sky - mono light 2 (fs-icons-ubuntu-sky-mono-light-2)

The package names for each set are found in parentheses to the right of the name.

If you're not sure which packages to install, see this FAQ: https://answers.launchpad.net/fs-icons-ubuntu/+faq/2007

To install FS Icons Ubuntu, you first must decide whether you want the stable or daily builds.

Though the stable builds are released much less frequently and have fewer icons, they have a higher guarantee of working properly. The unstable (daily) builds are "bleeding-edge" - they haven't really been tested before being released. This means that soon as a new icon is completed, it is released through the daily builds in around 24 hours.

Please note that the stable builds don't have -mono-light-1 or -mono-light-2 packages, but only have -mono-light, though not many things are lost through this.

Now, to install, type the words in quotations (") into a terminal:
1. Add either the stable or daily PPA:
  Stable: "sudo add-apt-repository ppa:fs-icons-ubuntu/ppa"
  Daily: "sudo add-apt-repository ppa:fs-icons-ubuntu/unstable"

2. Run "sudo apt-get update"
3. Install the packages (replace <packages> with the packages you want to install from above):
  "sudo apt-get install <packages>"