Package Details: canta-gtk-theme-git 2021.09.08.r6.332fdec-1

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Package Base: canta-theme-git
Description: Flat Material Design theme for GTK 3, GTK 2 and Gnome-Shell
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Licenses: GPL2
Submitter: dcelasun
Maintainer: Sherlock-Holo
Last Packager: Sherlock-Holo
Votes: 13
Popularity: 0.018702
First Submitted: 2018-04-05 07:23 (UTC)
Last Updated: 2022-03-02 04:03 (UTC)

Latest Comments

yochananmarqos commented on 2020-09-27 04:06 (UTC)

sassc is only required for the install script, it's not a runtime dependency. The Numix Circle icon theme is recommended, not required. The GTK theme and icon theme do not share any dependencies, they should be listed by package. See my PKGBUILD.

Sherlock-Holo commented on 2019-04-09 13:21 (UTC)

@chvp fixed

chvp commented on 2019-04-08 17:32 (UTC)

This package fails to build since the latest commit. The icons were moved from src to the root of the repository.

Sherlock-Holo commented on 2018-09-29 06:59 (UTC)

@j1simon I try your PKGBUILD it works well but if I use -b option, the --dest is invalid, let's wait author to fix this bug

j1simon commented on 2018-09-27 12:02 (UTC)

@Sherlock-Holo The developer of this theme/icon set is very fast ;-) and he has fixed the error in install script, now your PKGBUILD could be so simply like this:

# Maintainer: Sherlock Holo <sherlockya at gmail dot com>
# Contributor: Can Celasun <can [at] dcc [dot] im>

pkgname=('canta-gtk-theme-git' 'canta-icon-theme-git')
pkgdesc="Flat Material Design theme for GTK 3, GTK 2 and Gnome-Shell"
makedepends=('gtk3' 'git')


pkgver() {
    cd "${srcdir}/${_pkgname}"
    git describe --long --tags | sed 's/\([^-]*-\)g/r\1/;s/-/./g'

package_canta-gtk-theme-git() {
  cd "${srcdir}/${_pkgname}"
  mkdir -p "${pkgdir}/usr/share/themes"
  ./ --dest "${pkgdir}/usr/share/themes"

package_canta-icon-theme-git() {
    pkgdesc="Flat icons for Canta GTK theme"

    mkdir -p "${pkgdir}"/usr/share/icons/Canta
    cp "${srcdir}"/${_pkgname}/src/icons/Canta/* "${pkgdir}"/usr/share/icons/Canta -R

The background image in Nautilus, IMHO, is unnecessary and sometimes hinders the visibility of the content. I suppose that's precisely why the creator of this theme has made 2 installers: the main one without that image. In any case, if you want to install the image by default with this package, you should wait for developer to fix this error:

j1simon commented on 2018-09-26 14:59 (UTC)

@Sherlock-Holo The folder structure should be (inside /usr/share/themes/):


One folder for variant. And inside of every variant folder must be these:


In your case, inside /usr/share/themes/ only there is the folder Canta.

But also the installation script is wrong:

When he fixes that error, the package step should be easy (the build step is unnecessary):

package_canta-gtk-theme-git() {
  cd "${srcdir}/${_pkgname}"
  mkdir -p "${pkgdir}/usr/share/themes"
  ./ --dest "${pkgdir}/usr/share/themes"

Sherlock-Holo commented on 2018-09-26 01:05 (UTC) (edited on 2018-09-26 01:05 (UTC) by Sherlock-Holo)

actually with my gnome-tweak-tools, I can see all canta theme such as canta-dark canta-light and others, don't you choose those? I can use them normally and pacman -Ql canta-gtk-theme-git can see like /usr/share/themes/Canta/metacity-1/build/Canta-square/metacity-1/build/Canta-square/unity/launcher_pip_btt_37.svg things

j1simon commented on 2018-09-25 16:07 (UTC)

@allen2003 @Sherlock-Holo the Nautilus background image is optional. Canta has 2 installers: one with background image and another (the default) without it. Personally I prefer without image.

j1simon commented on 2018-09-25 16:01 (UTC) (edited on 2018-09-25 16:02 (UTC) by j1simon)

This theme has several variants but this PKGBUILD only install one. If you see the script in github:

COLOR_VARIANTS=('' '-dark' '-light')
SIZE_VARIANTS=('' '-compact')
RADIUS_VARIANTS=('' '-square')

You should see the PKGBUILD of materia-theme-git:

Sherlock-Holo commented on 2018-09-19 08:29 (UTC)


it should be fixed now

alien2003 commented on 2018-09-19 08:12 (UTC)

This theme has such a beautiful Nautilus background. It is broken in latest update. You need to run " Install_with_background_img" instead of to make it work.

Please fix it

Sherlock-Holo commented on 2018-09-18 02:53 (UTC)

@AlexWayfer Fixed

AlexWayfer commented on 2018-09-17 14:15 (UTC)

==> Starting pkgver()...
==> Updated version: canta-theme-git 2018_05_15.r6.9dfb4bb-1
==> Sources are ready.
==> Making package: canta-theme-git 2018_05_15.r6.9dfb4bb-1 (Mon 17 Sep 2018 17:04:32 MSK)
==> Checking runtime dependencies...
==> Checking buildtime dependencies...
==> WARNING: Using existing $srcdir/ tree
==> Starting pkgver()...
==> Starting build()...
./ line 122: syntax error near unexpected token `}'
./ line 122: `}'
==> ERROR: A failure occurred in build().
Error making: canta-theme-git (canta-gtk-theme-git)

Sherlock-Holo commented on 2018-07-25 00:45 (UTC)

@dcelasun I am sorry to orphan it without asking you, I thought you may be too busy to maintain these packages, sorry for this

dcelasun commented on 2018-07-24 17:46 (UTC)

@Sherlock-Holo: You should have just asked me to orphan it. It's all yours now.

Nevax commented on 2018-06-22 12:03 (UTC)

New version available for a while now pkgver=2018_05_15.r4.153786a

buggyguy commented on 2018-04-22 08:01 (UTC)

AUR doesn't seem to be installing various versions of the theme like light and others.

Is installing only the primary one. However when I installed directly from Github using ./ it installed multiple variants. Please fix this