[Shotwell] Where to put shotwell data directory when library is on external drive
farrukh.najm at gmail.com
Mon Jun 4 07:09:26 PDT 2012
For context see my message below from another thread...
My library is on an external drive that can be mounted to any computer
over USB. I need to have shotwell data directory also be on the external
drive so that I can run shotwell from any computer using the external
drive and have both the library and the database etc. be available from
the external drive.
Assuming my external drive is mounted as /media/external and teh library
is at /media/external/Pictures, is there a suggested best practice for
where to put the .shotwell (data) directory? SHould it be under
/media/external/Pictures or should it be at /media/external/.shotwell?
On 06/04/2012 09:47 AM, Farrukh Najmi wrote:
> I run SHotwell 0.9.3 on Ubuntu 11.04.
> As my pictures and videos grew I needed more disk space and also
> needed fault tolernace and recovery.
> So I bought a WD MyBook Studio 3 x 2 TB disk and configured in in RAID
> 1 mode (half the disk space, slower but gives redundancy of data and
> better fault tolerance).
> The new drive is mounted at /media/external.
> I then moved my ~/Pictures folder to the new external drive at
> /media/external/Pictures following directions in FAQ at:
> However, now when I run shotwell it does not start. So I manually
> tried the shotwell command (with no args) in a shell. This gives the
> following error:
> "Multiple segmentation faults occurred; can't display error dialog"
> What should I do? Thanks for your help.
> Farrukh Najmi
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