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

Gilles Caulier caulier.gilles at gmail.com
Sat Nov 29 10:26:08 GMT 2014

2014-11-26 18:06 GMT+01:00 Monroe, Will <wtmonroe.ls at gmail.com>:
> Hello,
> 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).

No. Macports team is late to update digiKam under OSX. It still 4.0.0.

I use digiKam under my Macbook (in parallel of Linux of course). Here
i use current code. This is my tutorial (just updated) :


The whole current Macports packages still used, but not digiKam.
Current implementation from KDE git repository is used

> 3.  Ran 'launchctl load -w
> /Library/LaunchAgents/org.freedesktop.dbus-session.plist'
> 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 http://bit.ly/1xTw3Dq).

I fixed something about in last version, if i remember...

Gilles Caulier

> 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 /Library/LaunchAgents/org.freedesktop.dbus-session.plist'
> and/or
> 'sudo chown -R $USER ~/Library/Preferences/KDE'
> I've also found a recommendation here
> https://community.kde.org/Mac#Running_KDE_Applications suggesting that
> running
> 'launchctl load  -w
> /Library/LaunchDaemons/org.freedesktop.dbus-system.plist'
> 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,
> Will
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