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Old 06-06-2007, 08:36 PM   #1
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Gthumb does not display any file anymore (Debian Lenny)


Hi all,

Suddenly Gthumb doesn't find *any* file to display anymore.

Whether I start it from the command line (gthumb .), or thru KMenu, whether I specify a filename (ghtumb mypic.jpg), whtether I traverse the directory tree, do a refresh, JPG, PNG, GIF files, none is ever being displayed. Not in the thumbnail page, not in the file listing, not in the preview.

Summarizing: gthumb acts if there doesn't exist any graphic file anywhere.

I am running Debian Lenny and KDE 3.5, but I am not sure if this behaviour started after an upgrade or so. I removed and purged gthumb, reinstalled it, nothing. Nuked all the gthumb config files, nothing. On other Lenny systems, gthumb runs fine.

I have been running a flaky hard disk in this system for some time, after which I made an image of the disk. I *could* be that some files are corrupted. I am thinking in the direction of GTK library files

Question is, what do I have to remove and reinstall to refresh everything which is gthumb/GTK related and which has to do which file management. It feels so dumb to do a complete reinstall just because of one program.

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Old 06-06-2007, 09:57 PM   #2
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have you upgraded any graphics libs? if you upgraded any graphics libs (especially libpng or libmng) you will most likely have to rebuild gthumb...
 
Old 06-07-2007, 07:20 PM   #3
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Hmmm in Debian we usually simply install packages, and the package manager solves (or indicates, or breaks on) dependencies. This is, if it installs a new lippng, it knows that it should install the correct version of Gthumb.

However, it is not impossible that those libs were damaged. That is something the package manager doesn't know. So I will [purge and] reinstall those.

Thanks

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Old 10-15-2008, 01:33 PM   #4
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After upgrading from Etch to Debian Lenny the problem still persisted! Fortunately(?) there are some more bug reports about this.

While this is not the bug caused by shared-mime-info version 0.40, these are the steps I took in order to get gthumb working again:

- apt-get remove purge shared-mime-info
- say yes to the three dozen other packages which will be removed (if you miss any af them, just apt-get install again)
- apt-get install shared-mime-info gthumb

Oh... gthumb is SO beautifully displaying all those images again!

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