downloading files for face detection / red-eye removal

Maik Qualmann metzpinguin at
Sat May 6 07:12:13 BST 2023

Am Samstag, 6. Mai 2023, 02:42:12 CEST schrieb Steven Robbins:
> I have received a Debian bug report related to not being able to disable
> this download prompt.  I read through the Digikam bug report
> show_bug.cgi?id=438317 and I see there is a "don't
> ask me again" option committed.  Did that first ship in version 8?

Yes, the option to ignore downloading face engine files was released with 
digiKam-8.0.0. There is then the possibility to do it later in the setup.

> I believe the files are downloaded to the user's home directory.  If that's
> true, on a multi-user system there can end up with multiple copies?  Is
> there any facility to instead download one centralised copy?

Currently a centralized copy would not be found, but I will change it for 

> If there's already a facility to check a centralised location, then could a
> downstream packager -- like Debian -- choose instead to bundle the files in
> their installer?

Note that similar to this bug report
id=463439 we cannot include the files in the source archive because of the 
size. Our KDE admins strongly recommend looking for another way. So only a 
git-fs would be conceivable, the question would be whether Debian can handle 


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