[Digikam-devel] [Bug 236730] New: Collection path is interpreted differently
bugs at dotcommie.net
Fri May 7 18:45:21 CEST 2010
Summary: Collection path is interpreted differently
Platform: Debian testing
AssignedTo: digikam-devel at kde.org
ReportedBy: bugs at dotcommie.net
Version: 2:1.1.0-1 (using KDE 4.3.4)
Installed from: Debian testing/unstable Packages
I last fired up digikam last month and it worked fine then. Today I start
digikam and it complains that it cannot find my collection in "/media/Pictures"
this is weird as I have always used "~/media/Pictures" as my collection. Not
much has changed in the interrim, I did do a few safe-upgrades through debian
but logs don't show any changes for digikam but some libraries have been
Removing this broken collection and re-adding the valid path resolves this
warning but as a result a lot of meta-data is lost. Not an acceptable work
Taking a look at the digikam4.db the "specificPath" column in the AlbumRoots
path is set to "/media/Pictures" and not to "/home/USER/media/Pictures."
Comparing this entry in the DB to a backup copy of the database from before
this issue was encountered reveals that it has not changed! It appears that
somehow the interpretation of the specificPath has changed in a way could
possibly loose a collection. Work around is opening the database and changing
this field as the option to do this in digikam is not presented.
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