[Digikam-users] digikam failure

Gilles Caulier caulier.gilles at gmail.com
Thu Dec 12 09:51:56 GMT 2013

2013/12/10 David Lyon <gtmdhl at vfemail.net>:
> Greetings,
> I heartily advocate and support open source software development and use. I
> have been attempting to run Digikam with no success. If any one is
> successfully using digikam with Mac 10.9, please provide the details to
> assist me, I would very much like to use this program but it quits (crashes)
> when I submit a single menu command. The ~/Library/Logs/DiagnosticReports
> does not log it as a crash so there are few details to show.
> My operating system is an Imac running OS 10.9 with Xcode 5.0.2, Xcode
> Command Line Tools extension package for Maverick, MacPort,  and digikam
> (3.5.0).
> I am unsophisticated regarding the language of Open Source but was
> successful in getting all the items installed to open Digikam with support
> from  MacPorts support.. However, when it opens it is very unstable and
> crashes upon any simple attempt to
> run any menu items. Please review the load log, attached. I would appreciate
> any guidance to resolve the crash syndrome as I support Open Source and
> would enjoy using Digikam.
> I have followed the routine of installing Digikam on Mac OS 10.9 as
> suggested by Gilles Caulie (see attached). I continue to experience an
> unstable program which crashes easily upon almost any simple menu command.
> Perhaps the following error message is the cause. It appears that the
> fundamental problem is MYAQL (see attached). The forum resources suggests
> that this issue is confused and incomplete.

Do not use Mysql under OSX. use SQlite instead.

I never tested Mysql support on Apple computer.

Gilles Caulier

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