Introduction to Adwaita Icon Theme

The Adwaita Icon Theme package contains an icon theme for GTK+ 3 and GTK 4 applications.



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Package Information

Adwaita Icon Theme Dependencies


GTK+-3.24.41 or GTK-4.14.4, and librsvg-2.58.0


git-2.45.1, Inkscape-1.3.2, and Icon Tools

Installation of Adwaita Icon Theme

Install Adwaita Icon Theme by running the following commands:

mkdir build &&
cd    build &&

meson setup --prefix=/usr .. &&

This package does not come with a test suite.

Remove any old icons and install the new ones. As the root user:

rm -rf /usr/share/icons/Adwaita/ &&
ninja install


Installed Programs: None
Installed Library: None
Installed Directory: /usr/share/icons/Adwaita