digiKam crashing on every second or third XCF file - is there a config file I can modify?

Pat David patdavid at gmail.com
Sat Oct 28 19:11:51 BST 2017

Isn’t the 2.9 series XCF still in flux on the format? Would that possibly
be the cause of the problem? (Compatibility might be broken in new XCF
On Sat, Oct 28, 2017 at 12:49 PM Elle Stone <ellestone at ninedegreesbelow.com>

> On 10/28/2017 01:40 PM, Gilles Caulier wrote:
> > If i remember, the XCF is add in database parser by default. In Setup
> mime
> > type, you can remove XCF extension to add "-xcf" to the image format
> field.
> > Look in widgets tooltips for details or in documentation :
> I did this initially. Then I removed "-xcf" from the mimetypes list
> (using the digiKam options in the UI) in order to load in the XCF files.
> My specific question is:  In what digiKam or other "rc" file are the
> additions and removals from the mime types stored?
> Having to recreate the digiKam database from scratch just to change the
> mimetypes is a bit overkill. So it would be nice to be able to just open
> the text file in which the mimetype settings are stored, edit a line,
> and then restart digiKam.
> Best,
> Elle
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