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Old 03-29-2009, 10:27 PM   #1
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Question digikam database crash

I am using digikam 0.9.1 on Ubuntu 7.04 with the gnome desktop.

It was working ok until I totally reconfigured my hard disk where the photos were. Digikam had trouble updating the removal and additions of folders.

It crashed.

I could not get it started again. I uninstalled using complete removal via synaptic and then did a clean installation.

When I try to ipl digikam I get the following error:

Failed to update old database to new database format.

I have tried everything i am aware of. Apparently I am assuming that digikam was never totally wiped out clean even though I rebooted after I did the removal.

To me it looks like the old db is still on the disk or some other file and I cannot find it.

It seems that kde and its applications have more issues than gnome application. Maybe because they just try to do too much.

While gThumb has very little in the way of features I never had a problem with it. It is just that simple with not db etc.

Does anybody know how I can totally wipe out everything to do with digikam short of getting rid of kde since I am using a few other kde apps like k3b or what I need to do to get it going again?
Old 03-30-2009, 02:08 AM   #2
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I suppose you could do a
$ dpkg -L digikam
... to see where all the files are installed and remove them or move them.

You might also do a search in ~/.kde for any files in there.

Hope this helps.
Old 03-30-2009, 08:08 PM   #3
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Lightbulb [SOLVED] Re: Need to delete corupt file

Originally Posted by eco View Post

I suppose you could do a
$ dpkg -L digikam
... to see where all the files are installed and remove them or move them.

You might also do a search in ~/.kde for any files in there.

Hope this helps.
Here is how I solved the problem.

Booted Windows
Ran CheckDisk /f
found and fixed a bunch of bad segments
Deleted the bad corrupt file
Ran DeFrag
really did not need to but it did improve performance unexpectedly
ShutDown Windows
Booted Linux

This was an ntfs drive so I felt better using chkcsk /f in Windows instead of fsck -v in Linux.

Thanks for your help but it appears I had two issues. Corrupt DB Journal and bad segments somewhere


database, digikam

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