retitle 762950 digikam: Removes all images from database when unaccessible
mount is found
severity 762950 grave
found 762950 digikam/4:4.4.0-1.1
Setting the severity to grave
I'm upping the severity of this bug to "grave". "reportbug" describes
severify "grave as follows:
"grave : makes the package in question unusable by most or all
users, or causes data loss, or introduces a security hole
allowing access to the accounts of users who use the package."
"causes data loss" is exactly what happens here and also to Austin
I am using digikam exclusively to tag my fotos. So once I loose my tags
I've lost hours of work invested over years. IMO it's completely
unacceptable to loose users' data.
How to reproduce
What happened here is that there was a mounted partition hanging around
of a uncleanly terminated chroot which digicam could not access.
It wasn't visible in "df" either. I had to use "findmnt" to see it.
Once I had started digikam 4.4 from jessie for the first time, my Album
was empty and most photos were not tagged any more.
I stopped digikam, unmounted the problematic partition, restored
/where/my/pictures/live/digikam4.db from backup, restarted digikam and
voilà, there were my tags again.
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