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Old 06-23-2016, 11:13 AM   #1
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rc.M warning in current

Has anyone seen this warning at boot??

" Enabled CPU frequency scaling governor: ondemand
/etc/rc.d/rc.M: line 169: [: too many arguments
Updating icon-theme.cache in /usr/share/icons/hicolor... "

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Old 06-23-2016, 11:45 AM   #2
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hi jcamez,

line 169 in rc.M contains
if [ -r ${theme_dir}/icon-theme.cache ]; then
the fact that you got a "too many arguments" executing that let me think that you have a directory with a space in its name in /usr/share/icons/, probably by installing a custom icon theme.

beside the fact that having directories with spaces in its name it's not generally a good idea on a unix system and that should be fixed in the first place (if I were you I would investigate a little), you could try modifying line 169 above in rc.M like this
if [ -r "${theme_dir}"/icon-theme.cache ]; then
and line 171 below too like this
/usr/bin/gtk-update-icon-cache -t -f "${theme_dir}" 1> /dev/null 2> /dev/null &

Last edited by ponce; 06-23-2016 at 11:46 AM.
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Old 06-23-2016, 12:18 PM   #3
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Hi Ponce!!

Thanks for taking the time to answer.

You are absolutely right. I had an icons folder with spaces in its name. Rename it and the warning went away.

I was thinking the problem was in rc.M so was looking in the wrong place.

Thanks again!!


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