[Digikam-users] Re: Help! Installation of new exiv2 2.0??

Hevï Guy heviiguy at gmail.com
Sat Dec 18 11:49:55 GMT 2010

Salut Gilles. Thank you very much for your almost immediate response!

Yes, I used a precompiled  version via
http://ppa.launchpad.net/ferramroberto/digikam/ubuntu . I had no choice
because the entire building-from-scratch exercise is very foreign to me.
This is the second component of my very frustrating dilemma: I've no
idea how to roll my own package! So, while I certainly appreciate your
kind assistance thus far Gilles, what I really need is some detailed
step-by-step guidance for what many in this forum would find to be a
ridiculously simple thing to do.  Many thanks in advance!

On Sat, 2010-12-18 at 07:04 +0100, Gilles Caulier wrote: 

> You want mean exiv2 0.20 or 0.21.
> To use these version in digiKam, you need to recompile and install
> libkexiv2, the KDE/Qt interface of Exiv2 used by digiKam.
> After that, digiKam and kipi-plugins need to be recompiled too.
> If you use precompiled packages, try to update libkexiv2 as well.
> After go to Help/Components Info from digiKam to see which version is
> used in background.
> Gilles Caulier
> 2010/12/18 Hevï Guy <heviiguy at gmail.com>:
> > Hello everybody. Please pardon my ignorance but, I'm much more of a
> > photographer than a Linux wizard...
> >
> > Like many others, I've been plagued by the problem of slowwwwwwww... photo
> > imports. Yes, I am a proud Nikon D90 owner. I understand that exiv2 was the
> > culprit and I also know that version 2 has been developed to overcome the
> > problem. This is good. What's not good is that I have absolutely no idea
> > whatsoever about how to take advantage of this new file; How do I
> > incorporate it into my version of DigiKam (1.6.0) running on Ubuntu 10.10???
> >
> > If anybody can lead me through the painful process (with many noob-necessary
> > details) I would be very appreciative.
> >
> > Ciao y'all.
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