[Shotwell] 3 small F-Spot import hickups, version 0.11.6
michiel.detailleur at gmail.com
Wed Jan 4 13:52:11 PST 2012
Ok, so as I said in my previous message, I had 2 small F-Spot import
hickups, well, actually 3 now that I think of it:
* Shotwell used to crash badly (with ugliness at the terminal) at
earlier attempts of importing my F-Spot library. But I think I found the
cause: I had a tag in F-Spot with a / in it. I replaced the / with a &
and tried again and BAM, I got a whole lot further in the import (but
not till the end, see below)!
So I'm not 100% sure if this was due to the removing of the / or because
of my Shotwell version got updated in the meantime, but maybe this is
worth checking out? I know Shotwell doesn't allow creating tags with /
in it itself, but maybe it doesn't check for them during import from
* Further along, Shotwell crashed during import, without a message in
GUI or terminal. I'm sorry, I can't give you anything more on this. I
think it was due to memory shortage as others have reported here (which
would explain the lack of messages, if it got killed by the kernel).
Luckily I could restart Shotwell, see that it had already imported a
whole bunch of photos and start importing again. Shotwell succesfully
added the remaining photos (while detecting the photos it had already
* Tags were still imported in hierarchical *and flat* form. So I
manually removed all flat tags. Luckily I don't have that many.
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