[Digikam-devel] [digikam] [Bug 362268] New: Digikam database gets corrupted when metadata are written to sidecar files

Knut Hildebrandt via KDE Bugzilla bugzilla_noreply at kde.org
Mon Apr 25 21:45:47 BST 2016


            Bug ID: 362268
           Summary: Digikam database gets corrupted when metadata are
                    written to sidecar files
           Product: digikam
           Version: 5.0.0
          Platform: Chakra
                OS: Linux
            Status: UNCONFIRMED
          Severity: normal
          Priority: NOR
         Component: Metadata-Sidecar
          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.

Reproducible: Always

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

Actual Results:  
Subfolder appears as described. At the same time for all pictures in the album
a second entry is written to the database.

Expected Results:  
No subfolder appears and the old entries in database are changed instead of
being copied.

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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