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

Hans-Peter Huth hans-ph at
Tue Mar 28 20:14:13 BST 2023

On Tue, 28 Mar 2023 18:45:35 +0200
Gilles Caulier <caulier.gilles at>

> 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.

Not sure if this relates, but i have issues on Manjaro. I did post this
before, but here again:

[hph at hackbrett4 Appimg]$ export QT_LOGGING_RULES="digikam*=true"
[hph at hackbrett4 Appimg]$ ./digiKam-7.10.0-x86-64.appimage 
-- digiKam Linux AppImage Bundle
-- Use 'help' as CLI argument to know all available options for digiKam
application. -- Notes: to integrate this bundle to your desktop, use
AppImageLauncher. --        to enable all debug messages on the console,
use 'export QT_LOGGING_RULES="digikam*=true"'. --        to extract the
bundle contents locally, use option '--appimage-extract' on the command
line. -- Detected host Linux manjarolinux-64-22..5 -- AppImage mounted
directory: /tmp/.mount_digiKamSaEba Check library
Check library
Check library
Check library
Check library
Check library
Check library
Check library
-- Preloading shared libs:
/tmp/.mount_digiKamSaEba/AppRun: Zeile 203: 16904 Speicherzugriffsfehler
(Speicherabzug geschrieben) digikam $@

Any hints? Same behavior for older 7.10 and 7.9 versions, 
digiKam-7.8.0-20220828T133307-x86-64.appimage and the native Manjaro
version, 7.9., start and run fine.

> 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...
> Best
> 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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