[KPhotoAlbum] EXIF search now working; "Recreate EXIF Search database" seems to be broken, was: New shapshot

Jesper K. Pedersen blackie at kde.org
Sat Jul 25 18:17:19 CEST 2009


Please try and apply the attached patch, and watch stdout for a message, when 
running the recreate db command.

If that doesn't reveal anything, then please send me the strace in a private 
letter.

Cheers
Jesper.

On Saturday 25 July 2009 14:53:09 Martin Jost wrote:
| Jesper K. Pedersen schrieb:
| > | Hello Jan,
| > |
| > | yes that did the trick.
| > |
| > | But there seems to be an amazing discrepancy between functions here:
| > | - If I use "Maintenance/Recreate EXIF Search database" it doesn't work.
| > |   - Only one camera in the DB.
| > |   - No matching photos on search, no matter what I try.
| > |     (E.g. only mark the only camera model visible)
| > |
| > | - If I use "Maintenance/Read EXIF info from files", it simply works
| > |   - A plausible looking range of cameras
| > |   - Different search all get plausible looking results
| > |
| > | My impression has been, that "Recreate EXIF Search database" is the
| > | more "drastic" way to recreate the database, but this doesn't work.
| > |
| > | Maybe "Recreate EXIF Search database" should just be implemented as
| > | - Delete DB file
| > | - Do a "Read EXIF info from files" on all photos
| >
| > That is utterly odd. I tried reviewing the code in questions, and what I
| > found was that regarding the exif database the reread info basically is
| > exactly doing what you suggest.
| >
| > Glad that it works for you, but I've no idea why it went wrong.
|
| Hello,
|
| I just tried "Maintenance/Recreate EXIF Search database" another time.
| This time *no* camera is found in the DB afterwards - worse than last time.
|
| What I have seen, is that the progress bar only gets up to 11 %, then
| the dialog silently disappears.
| (Tried this several times) I even tried German and English locale - same
| effect.
| (I have a strace of this; but even gzip compressed it is 424K. Let me
| know if I should post it to the list or send to you by private EMail)
|
| BUT: "Maintenance/Read EXIF info from files" goes to 99 % (And probably
| disappears when reaching 100 %). So there *must be* a difference between
| the two. (Just guessing: Some sort of registered error handler ?)
|
| In the course of that, I also discovered, that KPA doesn't seem to
| detect if two instances are running. Because from my understanding
| SQLite isn't multiuser and the XML file surely isn't, this seem to be a
| really bad idea.
| (This happened on my very first tries for this mail. All observations
| here are without this "user incompatibility" (checked using "ps -ef  |
| grep kphoto"))
|
| Regards
|
| Martin
|
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