downloading files for face detection / red-eye removal

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

With this commit the face engine data can now also be stored centrally in the 
/usr/share/digikam/ directory. Note that showFoto also expects the files in the 
"digikam" directory to avoid duplicate files when both programs are installed.


Am Samstag, 6. Mai 2023, 08:12:13 CEST schrieben Sie:
> 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
> digiKam-8.1.0.
> > 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
> it.
> Maik

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