FC4 version of Clearlooks in FC5

By Hal Canary, 2006-10-04 18:28:35 (link)
#computers-code

How to install the Fedora Core 4 version of the default Clearlooks theme on Fedora Core 5 and later:

SCREENSHOT OF THEME

Begin by going to http://fedora.redhat.com/Download/ and find a mirror. Navigate to the directory core/4/i386/os/Fedora/RPMS/ to download the two rpm packages we need: gnome-themes-x.xx.x-x.xxx.rpm and gtk2-engines-x.x.x-x.xxxx.rpm

mkdir workingfolder
cd workingfolder
rpm2cpio [PATH]/gnome-themes-2.10.1-2.i386.rpm | cpio -id
rpm2cpio [PATH]/gtk2-engines-2.6.3-2.i386.rpm | cpio -id
cp -a usr/share/themes/Clearlooks Clearlooks_FC4

Now we need to edit the files in the Clearlooks_FC4 directory to give this theme a new name so the Theme Manager doesn't get confused. Edit the file Clearlooks_FC4/index.theme:

[Desktop Entry]
Name=Clearlooks_FC4
Type=X-GNOME-Metatheme
Comment=Attractive Usability
Encoding=UTF-8

[X-GNOME-Metatheme]
GtkTheme=Clearlooks_FC4
MetacityTheme=Clearlooks_FC4
IconTheme=Clearlooks

Edit the file Clearlooks_FC4/metacity-1/metacity-theme-1.xml and change one line:

<name>Clearlooks_FC4</name>

Now let's wrap this up:

mkdir -p ~/.themes
mv Clearlooks_FC4 ~/.themes
cd ..
rm -r workingfolder
gnome-theme-manager &

Or you could just download my copy of Clearlooks_FC4.tar.gz.

mkdir -p ~/.themes
tar xzf Clearlooks_FC4.tar.gz -C ~/.themes/
gnome-theme-manager &

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