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[Bug 734563] Re: [gnome3] Upgrading to Gnome3 PPA breaks Ubuntu theme defaults


I'm not sure this bug belongs on launchpad, first my own brief story. I
have multiple Natty's installed and just decided to see what would
happen using this ppa:


This is the error I get upgrading/installing/removing packages:

E: /var/cache/apt/archives/gnome-accessibility-
themes_3.0.0-0ubuntu1~build1_all.deb: trying to overwrite
'/usr/share/themes/HighContrastInverse/index.theme', which is also in
package gnome-themes-standard 2.91.93-1

I've not rebooted yet as I'll poke around a bit first, but my concern is
reporting this in the proper venue :^)

That ppa page says, "For questions and bugs with software in this PPA
please contact":


So I subscribed them. Apologies in advance if I did so wrongly.

Now onto poking around and then the reboot.

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  [gnome3] Upgrading to Gnome3 PPA breaks Ubuntu theme defaults

Status in “gsettings-desktop-schemas” package in Ubuntu:

Bug description:
  Binary package hint: gsettings-desktop-schemas

  Installing the Gnome 3 Team PPA on Natty and upgrading breaks the
  default theming used by Ubuntu Classic & the new Unity desktop
  environments by setting the icon-theme to gnome and the gtk-theme to
  Adwaita. And because gnome-control-center currently doesn't have an
  applet to change the theme, it is difficult for users to figure out
  how to get things back to normal.

  It looks like Gnome 3 ignores the previous gconf interface settings
  and only reads the dconf ones.

  For Ubuntu, the dconf default org.gnome.interface.icon-theme should be
  ubuntu-mono-dark and org.gnome.interface.gtk-theme should be Ambiance.

  I believe Ubuntu sets the default gconf themes in the ubuntu-artwork
  package so I don't know if this should be fixed there.

  ProblemType: Bug
  DistroRelease: Ubuntu 11.04
  Package: gsettings-desktop-schemas 0.1.7-2ubuntu2
  ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 2.6.38-6.34-generic 2.6.38-rc7
  Uname: Linux 2.6.38-6-generic x86_64
  Architecture: amd64
  Date: Sun Mar 13 19:23:40 2011

  InstallationMedia: Ubuntu 10.10 "Maverick Meerkat" - Release amd64 (20101007)
   PATH=(custom, user)
  SourcePackage: gsettings-desktop-schemas
  UpgradeStatus: Upgraded to natty on 2011-01-01 (71 days ago)