Getting started with Digikam Development

Gilles Caulier caulier.gilles at
Wed Jun 27 10:44:33 BST 2018

Personalty, i don' use *Debian*  based distro, but Mageia since a while
(currently Magiea 6). All is present as development package to compile
digiKam, excepted OpenCV which still stay at 2.x instead 3.x. I recompile
myself a minimal version of OpenCV 3 with all extra options disabled.

Gilles Caulier

2018-06-27 9:24 GMT+02:00 Simon Frei <freisim93 at>:

> Maybe this can help:
> I (mainly) build in debian testing, I guess the procedure should be the
> same on Ubuntu:
> To avoid manually installing all build dependencies, I use a
> "meta-pseudo-package" (no guarantees that all dependencies are necessary
> :) ):
> As to exiv2: I just manually remove the >=0.26 requirement in the cmake
> file. Due to "security" issues 0.26 doesn't make it into debian, even
> though upstream has fixed and backported fixes for most/all of them, but
> they don't want to make a dot release and debian maintainers don't seem
> to want to make a release from git revision and I was too lazy to build
> from source :)
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