[Digikam-devel] [Bug 162809] New: Bad names chosen for duplicate files

Mark Purcell msp at debian.org
Thu May 29 13:28:49 BST 2008

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           Summary: Bad names chosen for duplicate files
           Product: digikam
           Version: 0.9.4-beta5
          Platform: unspecified
        OS/Version: Linux
            Status: UNCONFIRMED
          Severity: wishlist
          Priority: NOR
         Component: general
        AssignedTo: digikam-devel kde org
        ReportedBy: msp debian org

Version:           0.9.4-beta5 (using 3.5.9, Debian Package 4:3.5.9.dfsg.1-4 (lenny/sid))
Compiler:          Target: powerpc-linux-gnu
OS:                Linux (ppc) release 2.6.18-5-powerpc

This is a forwarded report from:


I confirm this is still an issue with 0.9.4-beta5.

From: Philipp Marek <philipp marek priv at>
To: submit bugs debian org
Subject: digikam: Bad names chosen for duplicate files
Date: Wed, 21 Mar 2007 19:29:08 +0100

X-Reportbug-Version: 3.34
X-Debbugs-Cc: philipp marek priv at
Package: digikam
Version: 2:0.9.0-1
Severity: normal

When I'm preparing a directory for an order (real paper-pictures), I usually 
copy some files to make the relatives happy.
Now, when I'm just copying the files (CTRL-C CTRL-V), digikam says that this 
name is already taken; when I press the button "Suggest new name", the last 
part (the time of creation for me) is incremented.
So far, so good.

But on second copying, when I let digikam suggest a name, it *again* just 
increments by one - although this name is already taken, too!

I know about possible problems with NFS and so on, in that it's not always 
possible to get asked only once when multiple users are working in the same 
directory, but for such simple cases digikam should take a look (not even in 
the filesystem - it has the files in its database) and suggest a *free* name.

For multiple copying of the same file digikam should even remember that it had 
to change the name, and don't even ask again whether to suggest a new one - 
it should "just do it" :-)

Currently I press CTRL-V, and have to press "Suggest" - "Rename" multiple 
times to make a *single* copy!



-- System Information:
Debian Release: 4.0
  APT prefers unstable
  APT policy: (500, 'unstable'), (500, 'testing'), (1, 'experimental')
Architecture: amd64 (x86_64)
Shell:  /bin/sh linked to /bin/bash
Kernel: Linux 2.6.18-4-amd64
Locale: LANG=de_AT.UTF-8, LC_CTYPE=de_AT.UTF-8 (charmap=UTF-8)

Versions of packages digikam depends on:
ii  kdelibs4c2a            4:3.5.5a.dfsg.1-6 core libraries and binaries for 
ii  libacl1                2.2.42-1          Access control list shared 
ii  libart-2.0-2           2.3.17-1          Library of functions for 2D 
ii  libattr1               1:2.4.32-1.1      Extended attribute shared library
ii  libaudio2              1.8-3             The Network Audio System (NAS). 
ii  libc6                  2.3.6.ds1-13      GNU C Library: Shared libraries
ii  libexif12              0.6.13-5          library to parse EXIF files
ii  libexiv2-0.12          0.12-0.2          EXIF/IPTC metadata manipulation 
ii  libfam0                2.7.0-12          Client library to control the FAM 
ii  libfontconfig1         2.4.2-1.2         generic font configuration 
ii  libfreetype6           2.2.1-5           FreeType 2 font engine, shared 
ii  libgcc1                1:4.1.1-21        GCC support library
ii  libgphoto2-2           2.2.1-16          gphoto2 digital camera library
ii  libgphoto2-2-dev       2.2.1-16          gphoto2 digital camera library 
ii  libgphoto2-port0       2.2.1-16          gphoto2 digital camera port 
ii  libice6                1:1.0.1-2         X11 Inter-Client Exchange library
ii  libidn11               0.6.5-1           GNU libidn library, 
ii  libjpeg62              6b-13             The Independent JPEG Group's JPEG 
ii  libkipi0               0.1.5-2           library for apps that want to use 
ii  liblcms1               1.15-1            Color management library
ii  libpng12-0             1.2.15~beta5-1    PNG library - runtime
ii  libqt3-mt              3:3.3.7-3         Qt GUI Library (Threaded runtime 
ii  libsm6                 1:1.0.1-3         X11 Session Management library
ii  libsqlite3-0           3.3.8-1.1         SQLite 3 shared library
ii  libstdc++6             4.1.1-21          The GNU Standard C++ Library v3
ii  libtiff4               3.8.2-7           Tag Image File Format (TIFF) 
ii  libx11-6               2:1.0.3-6         X11 client-side library
ii  libxcursor1            1.1.7-4           X cursor management library
ii  libxext6               1:1.0.1-2         X11 miscellaneous extension 
ii  libxft2               FreeType-based font drawing 
ii  libxi6                 1:1.0.1-4         X11 Input extension library
ii  libxinerama1           1:1.0.1-4.1       X11 Xinerama extension library
ii  libxrandr2             2:       X11 RandR extension library
ii  libxrender1            1:0.9.1-3         X Rendering Extension client 
ii  libxt6                 1:1.0.2-2         X11 toolkit intrinsics library
ii  zlib1g                 1:1.2.3-13        compression library - runtime

Versions of packages digikam recommends:
ii  digikamimageplugins    2:0.9.0-1         image editor plugins for digikam 
ii  kdeprint               4:3.5.5a.dfsg.1-6 print system for KDE
ii  kipi-plugins           0.1.2-3           image manipulation/handling 
ii  konqueror              4:3.5.5a.dfsg.1-6 KDE's advanced file manager, web 

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