[digiKam-users] Even More fighting with DigiKam

James Orr jorr1948 at earthlink.net
Wed May 1 05:46:06 BST 2019

I determined that MalwareBytes had quarantined DigiKam on three 
different dates. That moved the exe and the desktop shortcut out of 
site. MalwareBytes did not notify me when it acted, so I was uninformed.

I did create a virtual machine with Oracle's VM Virtual Box. This turned 
out to be more of a challenge than I had expected. However, I installed 
DK in the new Win 10 pro environment and I copied some CR2 files to the 
new environment. I was able to add new tags. I was able to add labels 
for color, pick list, and star. The filter worked for each of these 
attributes. Clearly my main system is blocking DigiKam from performing 
its function.

I have modified Malwarebytes exclusion list for the DigiKam folder and 
the SQLite Browser, and for the digikam.exe and SQLite.exe files. I also 
excluded the gdb.exe, kbuildsycocoa5.exe, and the showfoto.exe files. 
However, this has not opened the environment for DigiKam to function 
properly. I am waiting the hear from Malwarebytes.

Any ideas for my next steps?

James M. Orr 2705 E Sussex Way Fresno, CA 93726

-------- Forwarded Message --------
Subject: 	Re: [digiKam-users] More fighting with DigiKam
Date: 	Sat, 27 Apr 2019 18:12:41 +0200
From: 	Gilles Caulier <caulier.gilles at gmail.com>
Reply-To: 	digiKam - Home Manage your photographs as a professional with 
the power of open source <digikam-users at kde.org>
To: 	digikam-users-group--kde.org <digikam-users at kde.org>

Le sam. 27 avr. 2019 à 17:51, James Orr <jorr1948 at earthlink.net 
<mailto:jorr1948 at earthlink.net>> a écrit :

    Responding to the observation that the DK database might be invalid
    or corrupt, I noted that it seems to include new photos as I add
    them. After reading a bit more about SQLite, it seemed to me that
    the next database step might be to VACUUM the dust and detritus. I
    FOR NEW ITEMS checked and unchecked all the other boxes except for
    PERFORM DATABASE CLEANING. The cleaning process was slow, so I
    worked on a CADD project for several hours. At some time during the
    interval, I noticed that DK no longer showed in the Task Bar.--OK,
    it's done.

    When I finished the CADD project, I clicked on the DK destop icon
    and got an error message. When I searched for the DK exe program, it
    was missing. I had to reinstall DK.

This is typically abnormal. Can you imagine that we will release a 
program for windows without to check is installer work properly.

I suspect highly a side effect from an antivirus. DigiKam is not a 
spyware/malware. We voluntary cross compile ALL codes under Linux for 
Windows, to prevent any contamination with these kind of mess. All is 
clean at end, as Linux is safe.

    Looking at database statistics, the database had been reduced in
    size by about half. Tags, Pick List, and Colors still do not
    function. The next step, I guess, is to rename the existing database
    (I also make a disk image of my system nightly). This would force DK
    to create a new database, I expect. I think this is a drastic step.
    Any better ideas before I actually do it?

If you want to be sure, and test the program without to break anything, 
create a virtual machine (with VirtualBox is enough), install your 
Windows without any other extra program, and install digiKam. Import 
some collections of images for testing and look how it work and if is 
stable enough.

We your tests pass well, Install your spyware/malware stuff and look the 
side effects. If i insist on this point, It's because we already see 
this kind of report in the past.

Typically, i suspect that commercial programs pay to be white listed on 
this "security" stuff... As we working for open source, this will never 
come with digiKam.

My best

Gilles Caulier
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