Frequently Asked Questions
Before submitting a bug, have a look here.
It's also advisable that before reporting a bug you check the output of F-Spot run from command line.
Q: Database problems
A: Many misbehaviors of F-Spot can be headed to database problems. F-Spot uses a Sqlite db, usually placed in ~/.gnome2/f-spot/photos.db. Since latest releases (> 0.3.5) there have been problems with version 2 of the db, so v3 is required.
This error can be tracked by the following command line output:
Unhandled Exception: System.ArgumentOutOfRangeException: Index is less than 0 or more than or equal to the list count.
To check the version of your db issue the following command (the location of the db can vary depending on your installation):
The output of a v3 db is
.gnome2/f-spot/photos.db: SQLite 3.x database
If it's not like this, run the upgrade script
which usually can be found in the path or in the tools/ directory of the source tree. Beware that
- there are no known faluire cases, but a backup is always a good idea
- the script will only update the db in the default location above
To better track this issue (Sqlite v2 support) watch bug 467011
Q: Fullscreen/Slideshow doesn't work with Compiz enabled
A: The Legacy fullscreen fix setting in Compiz should be disabled. (ref: bgo#361031)
Q: How can I backup my archive?
A: As said before, F-Spot uses a sqlite3 database, which is normally placed in ~/.config/f-spot/photos.db. This DB holds all the tags, photo, photo versions and such. Backup this file and you won't loose all your work. Don't forget to backup your photos too!
Q: Other issues
A: Always have a look at bug list before submitting a new bug!