[Digikam-users] Failed to copy old database file

Mark Alford alford at wuphys.wustl.edu
Wed Mar 18 21:32:02 GMT 2009

I upgraded to Fedora 10, which has digikam 0.10.0, release 0.16.rc1.fc10.

I tried to look at my pictures, which were assembled using an older
version of digikam under Fedora 9, and and got this error message:

> The schema updating process from version 4 to 5 failed, caused by an error 
> that we did not expect. You can try to discard your old database and start 
> with an empty one. (In this case, please move the database files 
> "digikam3.db" and "digikam4.db" from the directory ".").
> More probably you will want to 
> report this error to the digikam-devel at kde.org mailing list. As well, please 
> have a look at what digiKam prints on the console.

digikam did not print anything on the console.

The pictures and the old digikam3.db file are on my local hard drive.
I have write access to the directory where they live (an empty
digikam4.db file was produced).
I am running Gnome, not KDE, but this has never been a problem before.

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