[Shotwell] Shotwell 0.12.3 & Ubuntu 12.04 Desktop Crashing on import from SD Card!
scott_shotwell at dewie.net.au
Wed Jun 20 17:14:07 PDT 2012
On 21/06/12 04:38, Lucas Beeler wrote:
> Hi Scott,
> It sounds like your database might not have been properly migrated.
> Does Shotwell fail to show any of your photos at all, or rather, do
> all of your photos appear under the "Missing Files" entry in the
Firstly, i don't know why the original message didn't post to the list,
but hopefully this one should too...
Yes - they are all showing up in the "missing files" in the sidebar.
> Second, what version of Shotwell are you running? I ask
> because if you're running a version you compiled yourself out of the
> Shotwell master development stream (this case would be rare; you'd
> definitely know if you did this) then the on-disk location of the
> database file is different from what is described in the FAQ.
I am using 0.12.3 from the official Ubuntu repo's. I havent been
bothered to build from trunk or add the yorba ppa, although i did run
from yorba when i was running 11.10.
I have had a quick look in the sqlite db too in ~/.shotwell/photo.db and
all of the event id's are showing up as -1 which i'm assuming marks them
Would running a bulk find and replace work? because all i need to do is
change the /media/750gb stora (the old external) to /home/scott/ (the
root of the link) and all should be sweet.
Can shotwell handle permalinks in the home folders? Or is this possibly
the root cause of the problem?
> On Tue, Jun 19, 2012 at 7:03 PM, Scott<scott.cove at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Hi Lucas,
>> While i would love to do this, but my hard drive has finally died... I can
>> no longer get it to mount - even in read only and force mode. Something is
>> seriously wrong with it.
>> I have however found another problem. When i transferred my library from a
>> backup to my new hdd, i followed the instructions on the FAQ, but the
>> library wont update itself. i have changed the library to the external,
>> even created a permalink in my home folder. I have tried to uncheck and
>> check the watch folder for changes too, but still nothing.
>> I really don't want to have to re-import library either as i have alot of
>> event changes and tags not written to files that i don't want to have to
>> On 12/06/12 04:43, Lucas Beeler wrote:
>>> Hi Scott,
>>>> Do you agree that it should show the error
>>>> dialogue on all three concurrences if the
>>>> error is the same?
>>> This is actually harder than it sounds. When Shotwell reads files
>>> directly from a mass storage "camera" (e.g. an SD card) or any other
>>> camera, it doesn't access the camera directly. Instead, all of its
>>> interaction with the camera is mediated by GPhoto, a standard Linux
>>> library for communicating with digital cameras.
>>> So my guess is that the crash you're seeing is actually coming out of
>>> GPhoto, not Shotwell. So let's try to confirm this, and if it is a
>>> GPhoto problem, I'll file a bug report with the GPhoto team. You can
>>> help us find out where the problem is by capturing a log file and
>>> stacktrace during a Shotwell run where the program crashes due to this
>>> SD card issue. To learn how to generate a log file and a stacktrace,
>>> following the instructions in the "I think I found a bug in Shotwell.
>>> How do I report it?" section of the Shotwell FAQ here
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