[Digikam-devel] [Bug 150598] New: File rename during image upload fails silently

Paul Waldo pwaldo at waldoware.com
Mon Oct 8 13:19:30 BST 2007

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           Summary: File rename during image upload fails silently
           Product: digikam
           Version: unspecified
          Platform: unspecified
        OS/Version: Linux
            Status: UNCONFIRMED
          Severity: normal
          Priority: NOR
         Component: general
        AssignedTo: digikam-devel kde org
        ReportedBy: pwaldo waldoware com

Version:           0.9.2-final (using KDE 3.5.6, Kubuntu (feisty) 4:3.5.6-0ubuntu14.1)
Compiler:          Target: x86_64-linux-gnu
OS:                Linux (x86_64) release 2.6.20-16-generic

During upload of images from camera, final file names are are temporary file names like "PQTBTU~V.JPG", and no indication is given that there is a problem giving the file the expected name.

This happens because the file name template produces file names that are invalid for the file system.  In my particular case, I am storing the images on a networked CIFS share.  I chose "ISO" for the Date Format, producing a desired file name like this: "photo2007-10-06T17:28:12-000003.crw".  Colons are not allowed for CIFS (FAT32) file systems, so renaming the temporary file to the final name fails.  This is reasonable that it should fail, but there is no indication that it has failed.  I would expect a dialog indicating failure, with the chance to abort or manually rename.

This may be difficult to duplicate if the underlying file system is ext2, as the file name characters allowed are anything but NULL and /.

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