GTK+ Adwaita: Just in case & detailed info

Eneko Gotzon enekogotzon at
Mon Oct 6 17:30:37 PDT 2014

Hello all :)

After a port upgrade has shown the following note:
*You can make Adwaita the default GTK+ 3 theme with:*
*mkdir -p ~/.config/gtk-3.0 &&*
*cat > ~/.config/gtk-3.0/settings.ini << "EOF"*
*gtk-theme-name = Adwaita*
*gtk-fallback-icon-theme = gnome*

I understood the six lines above to be a single or combined command, so I
copied and pasted them as a whole in a Terminal window, showing something
like this——I'm not sure the last line was present:
*>> mkdir -p ~/.config/gtk-3.0 &&*
*>> cat > ~/.config/gtk-3.0/settings.ini << "EOF"*
*>> [Settings]*
*>> gtk-theme-name = Adwaita*
*>> gtk-fallback-icon-theme = gnome*
*>> EOF*

As this action did not result in an accustomed Terminal answer, I decided
to clean all ports (*sudo port clean --all installed*), without success,
getting instead this message:
*Usage: port*
*        [-bcdfknopqRstuvy] [-D portdir] [-F cmdfile] action [privopts]
*        [[portname|pseudo-portname|port-url] [@version] [+-variant]...
*"port help" or "man 1 port" for more information.*

Because I did not know what to do with this output I decided to run again
selfupdate & upgrade commands, after which all seems work correctly (I can
clean all ports).


   - Just in case, do you think I have been able to break something?
   - Maybe someone can point to a more detailed information about making
   Adwaita the default GTK+ 3 theme.

Thank you.

Eneko Gotzon Ares
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