[Digikam-devel] [digikam] [Bug 362268] New: Digikam database gets corrupted when metadata are written to sidecar files
Knut Hildebrandt via KDE Bugzilla
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Mon Apr 25 21:45:47 BST 2016
Bug ID: 362268
Summary: Digikam database gets corrupted when metadata are
written to sidecar files
Assignee: digikam-devel at kde.org
Reporter: knut.hildebrandt at gmx.de
I just discovered that after writing changes of metadata to xmp sidecar files
causes that in every affected album a subfolder appears which holds exactly the
same pictures. The subfolder does not have a name. A closer look at the
database revealed that for every picture in the original folder a second entry
was written to the database. Deleting the subfolder deletes the whole album
including the folder holding the pictures on the harddisk.
Steps to Reproduce:
1. open digikam
2. change metadata (tag, title, etc.) of any image (it do not have to be all,
one is sufficient) in album
3. save changes and write them to sidecar file (in my case nef aka nikon raw
Subfolder appears as described. At the same time for all pictures in the album
a second entry is written to the database.
No subfolder appears and the old entries in database are changed instead of
On my system 5.0.0_beta3-1 is installed. But that did not change for a while
and it worked with this version until recently. If you let me know which other
components are involved I could look for recent updates of these.
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