Despite trying multiple times various favicon location approaches:
at theme root
uploading the file through
typing in a path of manually uploaded icon
always clearing cache afterwards, I cannot get my shortcut icon to show up.
I tried pasting into the browser's address bar the path of the ico file so to force an update, but I got a generic server error that there was no such file at this location. When I looked into the generated source code, I could not see neither my file nor the default drupal icon. So I'm completely lost.
I'm close to modifying the html.tpl.php by pasting the
link tag manually or through
drupal_add_html_head_link but I'm puzzled because it happened to me for the first time. Any clue what else I could double-check?