[Digikam-users] Newb discovers the perils of "endorsed" PPAs!

Hevï Guy heviiguy at gmail.com
Wed Dec 22 14:48:46 GMT 2010

Marvelous Absolutely marvelous. Not.

Whereas digiKam was finally working that way that I wanted it to, today
after a update from the PPA that I had used, it has all gone to hell in
a hand basket. Something seemed out of the ordinary as soon as the
"daily hint" appeared. Well, it didn't really appear at all, since the
dialogue box was content-less. And all thumbnails had disappeared.
Furthermore, it seems that my nvidia stuff is now acting up as well: The
Panel drop-downs remain on the screen after being activated. 

I now have a "dead" digiKam 1,7.0.

Belatedly, I just read Sputnik's warning not to use Phillip Johnsson's
repository http://www.digikam.org/drupal/node/556 

Yup, I've gotten myself into a fine mess. I suppose that I need to dump
everything (after backing-up my Home directory to an external source,
right) and start from Absolute Ground Zero, right? I am utterly LIVID
(at myself). 

So, can anybody give me some directions as to how I should Nuke my
dual-boot box and start over? However, if I do this, I'll just find
myself right back where I started: Trying to compile my own version of
digiKam. Bloody hell   X-(  Should I try a different distro all
together? I know that it's a personal preference but, which one is

As many would probably be happy to hear, I'm seriously considering
tucking my tail between my balls and skulking back to Windoze.
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