How can it be that your PPAs only build to i386?

Asked by Jimmy Merrild Krag on 2012-07-01

How can it be that your PPAs only build to i386?
How can an icon theme be platform dependent?

I'd like to try your icon theme, but my system is 64 bit, and it won't let me instal.

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Launchpad Janitor (janitor) said :
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Jimmy Merrild Krag (beruic) said :
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Updated the question

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Aditya V (kroq-gar78) said :
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Hello,

First of all, I'm sorry I just saw this. It seems that I didn't get any notifications about it.

Now, on to your question: as far as I know, this icon theme has no architecture-specific elements in it, and this is how I've packaged it. Launchpad only builds i386 if it's architecture-independent (as this theme is) and then allows all platforms to install it.

Through what method are you trying to install FS Icons Ubuntu?

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Jimmy Merrild Krag (beruic) said :
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I add the PPA, but since I'm on a 64 bit system, no packages are available for me.

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Aditya V (kroq-gar78) said :
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I'm on 64-bit Precise, and I can still install all of the packages.

Try using these commands to install the icons:
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:fs-icons-ubuntu/unstable
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install fs-icons-ubuntu fs-icons-ubuntu-mono-dark

The error you should get if your machine can't find them is: "E: Unable to locate package fs-icons-ubuntu"
Only then can it not find it. If it's another problem, first, please post it (as it may be a hidden bug in the packaging), and second, it may actually be a problem with Launchpad, but we'll see if that happens.

If you still can't download them (please post the error first!), try going to https://launchpad.net/~fs-icons-ubuntu/+archive/unstable/+packages and download the .deb packages by clicking on the package name (make sure it's the correct version, e.g. Quantal, Precise, etc.), scrolling to the bottom and selecting the following:

fs-icons-ubuntu_0.5.2-0~ppa4+r161+pkg37~precise1_all.deb
fs-icons-ubuntu-mono-dark_0.5.2-0~ppa4+r161+pkg37~precise1_all.deb

Notice the "_all" near the end of the filename: this shows that they SHOULD be able to be installed on 32- and 64-bit machines (even others).

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Jimmy Merrild Krag (beruic) said :
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I tried that, previously without luck. Now it works.