[digiKam-users] Still invisible albums

gene heskett gheskett at shentel.net
Fri Jul 1 23:14:56 BST 2022

On 7/1/22 13:18, Remco Viëtor wrote:
> On vendredi 1 juillet 2022 18:33:48 CEST gene heskett wrote:
>> On 7/1/22 11:53, gene heskett wrote:
>>> Greetings All;
>>> I just purged the debian digikam v7.1.0, and installed this weeks 64
>>> bit AppImage.
>>> Version 7.8.0
>>> It still cannot see /home/xxxxx/Pictures which has about 50G of older
>>> pictures in the various subdirs.  Like 7.1.0 it sees the camera and its
>>> cards contents just fine but because it cannot see a place to import
>>> them to,
>>> I am forced to remove the card, put it in a reader and from there load
>>> it into
>>> gimp.
>>> Is there some option to set to enable that? The AppImage downloaded
>>> another
>>> nearly 400 megs of stuff and reported success but a restart does not
>>> fix this
>>> problem.
>>> What do I check for next?
>> Next is the user, its digiKam, so of course it can't see my stuff.
>> Since I am the only user here that breaths, how to I fix that?
>> Make digiKam a member of my group? That is a security hole
>> that will need plugged.
>> Since _I_ ran it, from _MY_ terminal, why is it not running as me?
>> I DO own the AppImage.
>>> Thanks all.
>>> Cheers, Gene Heskett.
>> Cheers, Gene Heskett.
> You *have* defined at least one collection for digikam. That should have been
> asked for on first startup, iirc, you can check and define additional
> collections in the configuration dialog. If it's a remote collection that's
> not accessible, it's normal you have a problem...
The link its looking for is on a differently mounted version of my /home
directory which is a raid10 in both instances. I can give it the exact path
to that same /home/me/Pictures directory in the album search
menu at the bottom of the left panel, and it locks up and I have to 
killall it.
> As for your posting, it helps to give the others some little time before
> getting unpleasant.
The ping? a week no ack, I did get the incoming echo from the first post,
so it seemed like I needed to ping the thread. The original post was on
06/22 at 8:44 when I got the echo from the list. I got the echo from
the ping on 06/30 at 11:48. 8 days, so I pinged it.

This is likely, IMO from a gut feeling, some dependency not declared
even in the 7.8.0 AppImage, which otherwise looks like its running fine.

This is what it logs to the terminal its launched from:
gene at coyote:~$ digiKam
-- digiKam Linux AppImage Bundle
-- Use 'help' as CLI argument to know all available options for digiKam 
-- Notes: to integrate this bundle to your desktop, use AppImageLauncher.
--        to enable all debug messages on the console, use 'export 
Check library libudev.so.0
Check library libxcb-dri3.so.0
Check library libcrypto.so.1.1
Check library libssl.so.1.1
Check library libnss3.so
Check library libnssutil3.so
Check library libsmime3.so
Check library libpango-1.0.so.0
Check library libpangocairo-1.0.so.0
Check library libgmodule-2.0.so.0
-- Preloading shared libs: 
locale_file_path.empty() for locale
locale_file_path.empty() for locale
locale_file_path.empty() for locale
QtAV 1.13.0(Jun 21 2022, 13:37:45)
Multimedia framework base on Qt and FFmpeg.
Distributed under the terms of LGPLv2.1 or later.
Shanghai, China Copyright (C) 2012-2019 Wang Bin (aka. Lucas Wang) 
wbsecg1 at gmail.com
Donate: http://qtav.org/donate.html
Source: https://github.com/wang-bin/QtAV
Home page: http://qtav.org
unknown: Unhandled container to remove :  Digikam::DigikamApp
Digikam::CollectionScanner::scanAlbum: Folder does not exist or is not 
readable:  "/mnt/sdb5/home/gene/Pictures"

And I've grepped -R my home dir for that last lines content w/o finding it.
So I've no clue where it is pulling it from. Hence the original ignored 
and the ping 8 days later.

That and the fact that htop says its running as the user "digiKam", not 
both would seem to need addressing.

Take care and stay well, Remco Viëtor.

Cheers, Gene Heskett.
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