[Digikam-users] configuration location

Simon Frei freisim93 at gmail.com
Tue Jul 19 15:47:27 BST 2016

Thanks, that issue had some good information. The following questions 
remain/came up again:
  - Can a command line option to define a custom configuration location 
be reintroduced?
  - As there really are several configfiles: Shouldn't these be places 
in ~/.config/digikam instead of directly into ~/.config?
  - Can information like configuration location be added to a manpage or 
help message? I might be able to help with that if you can point out the 
location where these are defined in the source code.

Not important at all, just curious:
  - The digikam4 and digikam5 sql databases are identical. Still, what 
is the reason for which digikam names a new database "digikam4.db" and 
not "digikam5.db"?

For reference: The issue linked below states that there are the 
follwoing configuration files:
- ~/.config/digikamrc
- ~/.config/digikam_tagsmanagerrc
- ~/.config/kipipluginsrc
- ~/.config/kipirc
- ~/.config/showfotorc
- ~/.local/share/apps/digikam/*

- ~/Library/Preferences/digikamrc
- ~/Library/Preferences/digikam_tagsmanagerrc
- ~/Library/Preferences/kipipluginsrc
- ~/Library/Preferences/kipirc
- ~/Library/Preferences/showfotorc
- ~/Library/Preferences/share/apps/digikam/*

- ~/Local Settings/digikamrc
- ~/Local Settings/digikam_tagsmanagerrc
- ~/Local Settings/kipipluginsrc
- ~/Local Settings/kipirc
- ~/Local Settings/showfotorc
- ~/Local Settings/digikam/*

On 19/07/16 16:21, Gilles Caulier wrote:
> See my explanation given in this file :
> tr
> ... and the pending patches to do...
> Gilles Caulier
> 2016-07-19 14:39 GMT+02:00 Simon Frei <freisim93 at gmail.com 
> <mailto: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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