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Shotwell event names corrupted, and crashes when try to rename

asked 2012-03-21 18:23:17 -0500

penyuan gravatar image

updated 2013-06-04 03:22:29 -0500


I have Fedora 16 running in a VirtualBox virtual machine, with latest updates as of 16 March 2012.

In that system I have Shotwell setup with a bunch of events with a few hundred photos in each.

A few days ago, I opened Shotwell and noticed that all my events' names have been corrupted! (they are now either empty or a bunch of weird symbols) I tried to rename the events, but when I do that Shotwell would crash with a crash message saying it was killed by "signal 6 (SIGABRT)".

What does this all mean? And how do I fix this frustrating problem? Thanks!

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answered 2012-03-23 04:12:38 -0500

updated 2012-03-23 04:13:16 -0500

This is a bug in the most recent update for Shotwell. Downgrade to the previous version.

Don't worry, all your data is still correct in the database.

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answered 2012-03-23 01:42:36 -0500

FranciscoD_ gravatar image

It appears your shotwell data got corrupted somehow. Not sure what caused it, it's never happened to me(yet). Move your ~/.shotwell directory to something else:

 mv ~/.shotwell ~/.shotwell-backup

and see how shotwell behaves.

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