Digikam Problem with KDE 4.3 beta 1

If you’re using the Kubuntu 4.3 beta 1 packages for Kubuntu Jaunty you’ll likely find that you suddenly can’t view your albums any more. I traced it down to the following error in my ~/.xsession-errors file:

Could not open library '/usr/lib/kde4/kio_digikamalbums.so'.
Cannot load library /usr/lib/kde4/kio_digikamalbums.so: (/usr/lib/libdigikamcore.so.1: undefined symbol: _ZN6Marble12MarbleWidget16addPlaceMarkDataERK7QStringS3_)

Basically Digikam needs recompiling against the version of Marble in KDE 4.3 to get its symbol names fixed. Doing it isn’t that hard, you need to do:

sudo apt-get build-dep digikam
apt-get source digikam
cd digikam-0.10.0

Once that’s done (and it’ll take a while) you’ll have 3 new packages in the parent directory of digikam-0.10.0, the Digikam package, a package for showfoto and a package for Digikams debugging symbols. Just use “sudo dpkg -i ” to install them.

10 thoughts on “Digikam Problem with KDE 4.3 beta 1

  1. There is another method though that means allowing digikam to rebuild the collection. Start digikam and go to Tools->Configure Digikam. Remove the “Local Collection” and add it again. It takes time to rebuild but it works thereafter.

  2. @Kanwar: didn’t work for me. Had to rebuild digikam as per Chris’ instructions.

    @Chris: that’s the second time you’ve saved me from not being able to use Digikam due to my own indiscriminate use of PPA repos. I hereby make a solemn promise to treat you to 2 nights of alcohol if I ever have the honor of meeting you 🙂

  3. @Chris: It appears that I cannot compile digikam as described. Here are the lines showing the error I get:

    — Found Threads: TRUE
    — Found Automoc4: /usr/bin/automoc4
    — Found Perl: /usr/bin/perl
    — Phonon includes NOT found!
    CMake Error at /usr/share/kde4/apps/cmake/modules/FindPhonon.cmake:63 (message):
    Phonon library or includes NOT found!
    Call Stack (most recent call first):
    /usr/share/kde4/apps/cmake/modules/FindKDE4Internal.cmake:553 (find_package)
    /usr/share/cmake-2.6/Modules/FindKDE4.cmake:81 (FIND_PACKAGE)
    CMakeLists.txt:36 (FIND_PACKAGE)

    I have libphonon-dev and libqt4-phonon-dev installed. Any ideas?

  4. Both solutions didn’t work for me… Any ideas? I have KDE 4.3 beta 2, compiling worked, but I couldn’t install debugging symbols package…. I could install compiled digikam but it didn’t work – still albums with no photos. Readding gallery didn’t work. Updating from experimentall didn’t work – if anyone has any suggestions – very welcome.

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