[Digikam-devel] [Bug 136206] Losing tags after an move or rename of imagefiles

Kay Drangmeister kay at drangmeister.net
Fri Jun 27 15:19:55 BST 2008

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------- Additional Comments From kay drangmeister net  2008-06-27 16:19 -------

I am using KDE 3.5.9, digiKam 0.9.3 (final) on Kubuntu 8.10.

I can reproduce this bug, so it appears to be not fixed.
How do I reproduce:

image a.jpg is available
add a tag to a.jpg
add a geolocation to a.jpg

Method 1:

close digiKam, rename a.jpg to b.jpg, open digiKam
--> digiKam complains about missing file on startup, tag on
    b.jpg is missing, but geolocation is still available

Method 2:

leave digiKam open, rename (on the filesystem, mv command)
a.jpg to b.jpg, switch focus to digiKam (nothing happened),
press F5 to refresh.
--> tag on b.jpg is missing, but geolocation is still available

There is something "special" to my setup: the image repository
is on a NTFS disk:
# mount | grep Bilder
/dev/sda9 on /media/Bilder type fuseblk (rw,noexec,nosuid,nodev,noatime,allow_other,blksize=4096)

Question: how may it be possible to "move" my image collection
later (let's say I buy a new computer), i.e. how do I "export"
all the DB contents, modify pathes etc. on the export dump, then
reimport it back to another installation? (I.e. I am afraid of
long time archiving data loss)

Kind regards,

Kay Drangmeister

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