[Digikam-devel] [Bug 282099] New: easier installation (compare to Building Digikam for Dummies on Ubuntu and other linux based distro´s)

sleepless sleeplessregulus at hetnet.nl
Thu Sep 15 21:21:57 BST 2011

Op 15-09-11 21:56, Axel Krebs schreef:
> https://bugs.kde.org/show_bug.cgi?id=282099
>             Summary: easier installation (compare to Building Digikam for
>                      Dummies on Ubuntu and other linux based distro´s)
>             Product: digikam
>             Version: unspecified
>            Platform: Unlisted Binaries
>          OS/Version: Linux
>              Status: UNCONFIRMED
>            Severity: wishlist
>            Priority: NOR
>           Component: general
>          AssignedTo: digikam-devel at kde.org
>          ReportedBy: axel.krebs at t-online.de
> Version:           unspecified (using KDE 4.5.5)
> OS:                Linux
> By fortune, I got to read about "Building Digikam for Dummies on Ubuntu and
> other linux based distro´s"<http://digikam.org/drupal/node/621>
> So I tryed to and failed. At another place, I found, that this installation is
> _not_ easy for beginners- using packages would be safer.
Yes of course, if they are around.
> So I have to feel like a "dummy"?
Not at all. I confirm by experience that it is very hard to do if you 
are not accustumed to those procedures and jargon, and even if you are, 
you may run in to all kinds of trouble as well.
> Anyway, I saw another attempt for KRITA out of KDE-programs family."Script to
> Compile Krita&  Karbon for You v1.1.1 - Mintastic" under
> <http://forum.kde.org/viewtopic.php?f=139&t=92880#p186086>
> let me, please citate the features:
> Features:
> !!* Auto-updates itself (never download again!)
> !! * Builds and updates the latest TRUNK (instant changes, bleeding-edge code)
> version of Krita and Karbon from Git
> !! * Automatically uses all CPU cores to build as fast as possible (can be
> switched off by changing the multicore variable to false).
> * Tells you your version / commit number for when you report bugs (and you
> *are* going to report them, given you're running trunk... right? ;P )
> !! * Designed for people who know nothing about compiling, should all just be
> copy, paste and go.
> * Creates menu items on Gnome and KDE. (I'm open to supporting XFCE with some
> help)
> !! * Installs dependencies on supported distros:
> I am _not_ programmer but like to use (and understand) software. But the "!!"
> marked features seem to be very logical. I suppose, even when switching to
> other software-servers could be automated here (KDE, GIT, ..?).
> Maybe you'll find this suggestion useful. I hope you do.
> Because I do _not_ get repositories for KDE 4.7++ running anymore... I love
> DigiKam, but can _not- install V. 2.1
> Thank You-
> Axel
> Reproducible: Always
> Steps to Reproduce:
> suggestion: to use script based installation for DigiKam
> (dummy could be understood as nerd or stupid. Seems unprofessional to me.
> Sorry)
I am sorry to read that you took it that way.
There is a long Anglo‐Saxon tradition to write stuff for people who are 
not expertized in a particular field and to annotate it this way.** I 
myself not being stupid at all (IQ >130) was a few months ago a complete 
linux, Ubuntu, digikam dummie.

If you want to try again I am always willing to help as much as I can, 
best is to do it via the users mailing list or my private mail 
sleeplessregulus at hetnet.nl, you are welcom.

Thanks for your thoughts on the subject anyway.

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