Adding logo images to base-files?

Steve Langasek steve.langasek at
Mon Jun 13 23:44:04 UTC 2022

Hi Seb,

On Mon, Jun 13, 2022 at 09:44:30PM +0200, Sebastien Bacher wrote:
> Hey there,

> I'm trying to see how we can fix in
> Ubuntu, which is about adding a LOGO=<logoname> entry to os-release.

> I think it somewhat would make sense to provide the logos (plural because
> following
> it
> makes sense to have -text/-dark/text-dark variants.) in the same package as
> the key is defined?

> Checking the current logo images it would be ~15kB of svg (or maybe png)
> files added to the package.

> Would that sound something reasonable?

This seems ok in terms of the impact on the size of the base system (i.e.
negligible), but I wonder about the interfaces here.  Flavors have their own
individual logos, which they use for plymouth/grub themes for example.  If
we add LOGO to /etc/os-release, do we have to worry about other upstreams
picking this up and using it in other contexts where it's less appropriate,
because we want flavors to be able to customize appearance independently of

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