Can't run 7.9 or 7.10 AppImage on Ubuntu Lunar (23.04)

Gilles Caulier caulier.gilles at
Tue Mar 28 17:45:35 BST 2023

Hi all,

First the digiKam AppImage is compiled under Ubuntu 18.04 for binary
compatibility. So, it must be compatible with recent Ubuntu versions,
at least at run time.

But don't forget that digiKam relies on Qt which uses a plugin
architecture to dialog with the host system, particularly the X11 or
Wayland window management. Another problematic component is libopenssl
which is constantly updated for the security reasons and breaks the
regressive compatibility (probably because the API is not well
designed at origin).

The X11 compatibility with the Wayland emulation is a problem already
seen. AppImage is only compiled for X11 and Wayland must support it as
well during the long transition stage on the Linux systems.

Don't forget that Ubuntu 23.04 is not yet an LTS release... so take care...


Gilles Caulier

Le mar. 28 mars 2023 à 17:55, Jay <jay at> a écrit :
> While not directly related to digiKam, I would like to add that, after installing Linux Mint 21.1 (based on Ubuntu 22.04), pCloud Appimage stopped functioning as a drive on my system (and there was not a libfuse2 issue on my OS). I had to install the Appimage via the command line and do some other detailed nano steps provided by pCloud for it to work correctly. Perhaps some issue with Appimages and latest versions of Ubuntu?
> Jay Rutherford
> On Tue, Mar 28, 2023, at 09:11, Jonathan Kamens wrote:
> FYI, the issue below is gone in last night's 8.0.0 build AppImage, but I encountered some other issues with 8.0.0 which I will describe in a separate thread so as not to clutter things.

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