[Digikam-users] Problem with new hard disk containing existing images
Stuart T Rogers
stuart at stella-maris.org.uk
Mon Oct 10 09:54:45 BST 2011
Thanks for all the replies. I have now sorted it.
As has been said there needs to be some easier way of doing all this.
I do not think that UUIDs should be externalised to the end user, this
has happened on Mandriva recently with USB sticks with no label which
get mounted at a default folder using the UUID. It did not go down well....
I think the right way for Digikam to handle things like this should be
to check at start up to see if the UUID has changed and then ask the
user to confirm the location for the collections (assuming that the
mount point has not disappeared), at this time there should be an option
for the user to correct the location (if that is what they require). I
do not believe that any change should be made to the collection
locations without prior confirmation from the user.
The problem I had was that the location was changed without any
confirmation from me, this is simply unacceptable.
On 10/10/11 07:48, Gilles Caulier wrote:
> This problem have been already reproted in bugzilla, And
> Marcel/Francesco who work ob DB interface are aware about it.
> Gilles Caulier
> 2011/10/10 Larry<blackravener at gmail.com>:
>> I haven't tried to move my albums, but it seems that this thread proves
>> another thing - users need some easy option to migrate their albums, so that
>> DK takes care of changing UUIDs instead of user manuals editing the
>> database. That's a suggestion for future releases
>> On Oct 10, 2011 7:19 AM, "jdd"<jdd at dodin.org> wrote:
>>> Le 09/10/2011 21:33, sleepless a écrit :
>>>> I have had my own fights with it, but finaly know how to handle it. I
>>>> think the usage of the UUID is usefull for safety, not to mess up
>>> don't forget many hard drives are removable, nowaday, so nobody know where
>>> they will be mounted next time.
>>> UUID is the better way to identify a drive. The result given by this
>>> thread is the proof it works :-))
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