[KPhotoAlbum] Warning for insufficient permissions?
steffenjost at web.de
Sun Dec 4 12:05:54 CET 2011
Should Kphotoalbum issue a warning if Thumb.db cannot be written?
If Kphotoalbum is started from a konsole, an error message is written
there, but it made me wonder why generally not _all_ errors are caught
and displayed in a pop-up window, rather than being silently ignored?
My Kphotoalbum did not display thumbnails any more, after I upgraded to
openSUSE 12.1. I read that Kphotoalbum had problems with the thumbnails
not too long ago, so I tried the suggested remedies, but it would not
work. I tried a fresh checkout from git, undoing my changes, but nothing
helped. Kphotoalbum always generated the thumbnails, but would just not
display them. Everything else worked, the annotation dialog showed the
pictures just fine and annotations were remembered.
In the end I found out about it by running Kphotoalbum from a konsole
window, where an error message was displayed that thumbs could not be
written due to insufficient permissions. I had changed my uid during the
upgrade, but my pictures are not below my home directory and thus kept
the old uid - and just the Thumbs.db files were the only ones without
group writing permissions. This is admittedly a very special and
unlikely scenario, but it just made me wonder about the question above.
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