[Digikam-users] configuration location

Gilles Caulier caulier.gilles at gmail.com
Tue Jul 19 15:21:55 BST 2016

See my explanation given in this file :


... and the pending patches to do...

Gilles Caulier

2016-07-19 14:39 GMT+02:00 Simon Frei <freisim93 at gmail.com>:

> Actually never mind about the standard location. I did not notice that all
> files except digikamrc (e.g. digikam_tagsmanagerrc) were not modified in a
> long time and thus probably no longer used in digikam5. For a single file
> there is no reason for a ~/.config/digikam directory.
> On 19/07/16 14:33, Simon Frei wrote:
>> When trying to setup digikam5 for production I looked at config and
>> database location. Database location is covered by digikam's manpage/help
>> message, but not the configuration. I remember it was possible to set it in
>> an earlier version, possibly by "--config <path>". From a look at the
>> parser in the code this does not seem to be supported anymore. Could this
>> be reintroduced?
>> Is there a reason config files are by standard in ~/.config/ and not in
>> ~/.config/digikam/? The latter would be much more neat.
>> And in general the help message/manpage is very minimal. As there is no
>> recent documentation for digikam, some information like standard
>> configuration location should be given in the manpage or help message. If
>> you can point me to the relevant code sections I could try to come up with
>> something.
>> On a side note: Digikam5 still creates an sqlite database called
>> "digikam4.db". Is this because the schema is version 4 or was it just
>> forgotten to be updated to "digikam5.db"?
>> Cheers,
>> Simon
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