Problems with app icons after some time

Hello Fdroid folks,

Loving the app, loving your dedication towards it. Thanks for the work.

Using it for years now, and always (literally always) I have the same problem: apps icons disappear after some time and never come back. I have this problem with the latest version 1.9 and 1.10.alpha-something too.

It’s an erratic issue, I have no idea what causes it, but it always goes this way: Installing Fdroid, doing the initial cache update. All fine, all icons there. Leaving it for some days, doing manual refreshes of the app list etc. And then, at some point, all icons gone. So I guess, I am not the only one with that problem.

Question is (especially as this issue persists at least for lets say the last 5-6 years): Is somebody working on that?

Also, when I scroll down the list, I see exactly one app that has an app icon. Please, have a look at the attached screencast.

screencast.zip (2.9 MB)

Device? Android version?

Android 10 device.

Which repos are activated?

Standard repositories only.

Which device please? How much free storage space?

Samsung S10. Happened on a S4 and Moto G before. Plenty of free space, more than 50 GB.

Have you tried to deactivate F-Droid Archive repo and refresh?

They said “standard only”, Archive is disabled by default

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