Linux: where are the icons


After download of the rpms from the official site of LibreOffice, I have done a manual installation of LibreOffice and uninstall the version supplied and installed by Fedora19.

But I can’t find the desktop icons? Are these located in a rpm package? Or can I download it separately?


Under the v4.0 release and earlier series the RPMS/desktop-integration/ sub-directory contains the required packages for RPM-based distributions. There should be a libreoffice4.0-freedesktop-menus-* package that provides the required (generic) desktop integration e.g., menu entries. I am not sure that icons on the desktop are provided as part of any install.

Under the v4.1 release series this sub-directory has been disposed of and the related desktop integration packages moved to the main RPMS/ directory (DEBS/ for Debian-based distributions). The reasons for this are explained in this LO Dev mailing list thread. This appears to be a key factor:

… the subdirectory was there from historical reasons and was needed
primary for RPMs. We had distro-specific packages in the past for SUSE,
Red Hat, and Mandrive. These packages conflicted. It was helpful to have
them in a subdirecotry. Then you could install the other packages by rpm -Uvh *.rpm and install the selected desktop integration later.

All distros has supported the freedesktop standard since many years, so
we removed the distro specific packages and left only the universal
freedesktop one.

Indeed, stupid of me not to watch in that directory. Thanks.

@kdg1955, I will update my answer to be clearer about this v3.6-4.0 and v4.1 difference.