[Digikam-users] Read/Write to sidecar files is grayed out (Digikam 2.6.0 on Gentoo)

Carlos Barahona cbarahonae at gmail.com
Sun Sep 30 23:29:33 BST 2012

Thanks for your answer.
I don't know if you are used to Gentoo Portage, but I have the XMP USE flag
defined in make.conf, so anything should compile with XMP support.
Anyway, I have recompiled exiv2, just in case this flag wasn't active when
exiv2 was installed. In the log I can see something like 'XMP support
....... YES'.
Still no luck. Then, I have recompiled digikam... no luck.
I have tested the command 'exiv2 -eX image.CR2' , and an XMP file is
created for that image... so I guess exiv2 is compiled with XMP support,
isn't it?
(I have also posted the question to the Gentoo forum as I know this could
be someting related to some Gentoo configuration, as I am new to this
system... but no luck either...)


2012/9/30 Gilles Caulier <caulier.gilles at gmail.com>

> As usual, look into source code to see the reason :
> https://projects.kde.org/projects/extragear/graphics/digikam/repository/revisions/master/entry/utilities/setup/setupmetadata.cpp#L239
> Your Exiv2 shared library is not compiled with XMP support (it's
> optional)...
> Gilles Caulier
> 2012/9/30 Carlos <cbarahonae at gmail.com>:
> >
> > I have installed Digikam 2.6.0 on a Gentoo system using Portage.
> > Everything seems ok, except that the options 'Read from sidecar files'
> > and 'Write to sidecar files' appear grayed out so I can't enable them.
> > Also, when I activate metadata info for an image (using the metadata
> button on
> > the right side bar), I can see tabs for Exif, Makernotes and IPTC info,
> but the
> > tab for XMP info does not appear.
> > Any clue what could be the cause?
> >
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