[Digikam-users] Empty camera list after upgrading libgphoto2

Stephan Paukner paux at paukner.cc
Sun Apr 23 10:52:29 BST 2006

On Sat, 2006-04-22 at 23:49 +0200, Achim Bohnet wrote:
> > But after upgrading to libgphoto2 (2.1.99) from Debian 'experimental',
> > the list in Digikam is completely empty, while gphoto2 on the command
> > line did detect my camera. How do I tell Digikam where to obtain the
> > list of supported cameras? Do I have to install it from source?
> This sounds like a compatibility bug in libghoto2.  You can try to
> rebuild digikam and check if this fixes the problem:
> 	su -
> 	apt-get build-dep digikam
> 	apt-get -b source digikam
> and install the new .deb.  When this fixes the problem, libgphoto2
> broke the library API :(   File a serious bug against libgphoto2.

I rebuilt digikam as recommended, and afterwards the list of cameras was
visible in digikam!
Still, autodetection failed, and I found out that only root could
`gphoto2 --auto-detect` the camera, but not my regular user, as I forgot
to add it to the 'camera' group. So, I'm not quite sure now if there is
really a bug to file. Anyway, *if* the camera list in digikam should
*always* be visible (and this was the case with libgphoto2-2.1.6,
although my user was not member of the 'camera' group), *then* there is
a bug to file. Your suggestion?

Thanks & regards
Stephan Paukner <paux at paukner.cc>

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