[Digikam-devel] Digikam runtime error: couldn't create slave: "Unable to create io-slave:

Stephen Greenwalt stephengreenwalt at gmail.com
Fri May 31 11:04:41 BST 2013

This happens when Digikam can't find its library files.  When you compiled
from source, your cmake command looked something like this:

*cmake -DCMAKE_BUILD_TYPE=debugfull

If {install-to-folder} had been in the Linux library path (like '/usr' or
'/usr/local'), then Digikam would have installed binaries to '/usr/bin',
libraries to '/usr/lib', app launching stuff to '/usr/share'.  Everything
would have worked.

To fix this:

Open a terminal, and go to the folder you specified in cmake.  There you
should see subfolders like 'bin', 'lib', and 'share'.  Then type something

*cp -r * /usr*
*cp -r * /usr/local*
*cp -r * {/some other path that IS in your Linux library search path/}*

The best target path might vary depending on what type of Linux you are

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