[Digikam-users] digiKam 4.0.0 hanging after checking "ICC repository" in OSX 10.10

Monroe, Will wtmonroe.ls at gmail.com
Wed Nov 26 17:06:04 GMT 2014


I'm new to digiKam and the listserv.  After doing a fair amount of 
research to find the best open source photo management tool to use on a 
few machines running Xubuntu 14.04 and OSX 10.10, I've settled on 
digiKam.  The excellent tutorials from http://ninedegreesbelow.com/ 
describing how to use digiKam for digital asset management were a big 
part of my decision.

Installing digiKam on Xubuntu 14.04 has been very simple.  No troubles 
at all.  But installing digiKam on OSX 10.10 has been a little 
difficulty.  Here's what I've done:

1.  Installed macports
2.  Ran 'sudo port install digikam' to successfully install digiKam (see 
install log http://bit.ly/1xTvZDw).
3.  Ran 'launchctl load -w 
4.  Started digiKam which, during first run, allowed me to choose 
various options for photo import, etc. However, digiKam hangs when the 
splash image displays "checking ICC repository" (see log 

I've tried logging out, restarting, deleting all preferences, and I've 
completely uninstalled macports and removed all associated files using 
this method http://bit.ly/1yc1JTs  Although re-installation seems to be 
successful, I still have run into the same problem each time.

I've searched a bit for similar errors and most the advice seems to 
suggest running:

'launchctl load -w 


'sudo chown -R $USER ~/Library/Preferences/KDE'

I've also found a recommendation here
https://community.kde.org/Mac#Running_KDE_Applications suggesting that 

'launchctl load  -w 

with 'sudo' is preferable to running as a normal user.  I'm not quite 
sure what to make of that discrepancy but my '~/Library/Preferences/KDE' 
all belong to my user account or to 'staff' so I can't see what the 
problem might be.

I'm also not sure how to proceed with my troubleshooting at this point. 
  If anyone has advice on how to proceed, I would greatly appreciate it.

All the best,


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