Open Infrastructure

apache-icons - Alternative icons for Apache autoindex

1. Description

"The Apache HTTP Server is the world's most used web server software."

apache-icons provides alternative icons for Apache autoindex.

2. Download

3. Installation

3.1 Source

  1. sudo apt install asciidoc git docbook-xml docbook-xsl libxml2-utils make xsltproc imagemagick librsvg2-bin
  2. git clone
  3. cd apache-icons && sudo make install

3.2 Debian 9 (stretch) and newer

3.3 Ubuntu 16.10 (yakkety) and newer

4. Development

Bug reports, feature requests, help, patches, support and everything else are welcome on the Open Infrastructure Software Mailing List.

Please base them against the 'next' Git branch using common sense.

Debian specific bugs can also be reported in the Debian Bug Tracking System.

See TODO for a list of items to work on.

5. Known Limitations

Changing from one icon set to the other requires a reload of the apache webserver.

6. Usage

The default icon theme is determined by the /usr/share/apache-icons/default (and /usr/share/apache-icons/default.conf respectivly) file.

On Debian based system sudo update-alternatives --config apache-icons can be used to automatically select the active icon theme (including the default apache icons).

The following themes are available:

The SVG themes are preferable because they are sharper and scale losless. They require somewhat modern browsers though.

An example of the tango-svg theme can be seen on

7. Links