Shotwell does not delete files it claims to...

Bug #893326 reported by MFeif
This bug affects 9 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
One Hundred Papercuts
Fix Released
shotwell (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

I am using Shotwell to import and organize photos from my camera; these happen to be RW2 raw files from a Panasonic camera.

When I right-click on an image and choose "move to trash", then do "empty trash", I get choices:

This will remove the photo from your Shotwell library. Would you also like to move the file to your desktop trash? This action cannot be undone.
Cancel Only Remove Trash File.

If I choose Trash File, I get:
The photo or video cannot be moved to your desktop trash. Delete this file?
Keep Delete

I choose "Delete"... but it does not get removed from the filesystem.

The _shotwell.jpg proxy images do get removed, but not the RW2 files.

ProblemType: Bug
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 11.10
Package: shotwell 0.11.4-0ubuntu1 [modified: usr/share/glib-2.0/schemas/gschemas.compiled]
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 3.0.0-13.22-generic 3.0.6
Uname: Linux 3.0.0-13-generic x86_64
NonfreeKernelModules: nvidia
ApportVersion: 1.23-0ubuntu4
Architecture: amd64
Date: Mon Nov 21 15:01:59 2011
InstallationMedia: Ubuntu 11.10 "Oneiric Ocelot" - Alpha amd64 (20110802.1)
 PATH=(custom, no user)
SourcePackage: shotwell
UpgradeStatus: Upgraded to oneiric on 2011-08-17 (95 days ago)

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MFeif (matt-feifarek) wrote :
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Adam Dingle (adam-yorba) wrote :

This bug is known upstream:

Bilal Shahid (s9iper1)
Changed in shotwell (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
Changed in shotwell (Ubuntu):
status: Confirmed → Triaged
importance: Undecided → Low
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Jan D (jandeyk-gmail) wrote :

This affects me also on Ubuntu 12.10. My RAW files are those of Canon (.CR2)

Shotwell version 0.13.0

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Lucas Beeler (lucas-yorba) wrote :


The upstream ticket is still open. Unfortunately we weren't able to fix this problem in Shotwell 0.13.x. But rest assured: RAW file handling is a top priority for the upcoming Shotwell 0.14.

Changed in hundredpapercuts:
milestone: none → papercuts-s-shotwell
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Jens Georg (yg-jensge) wrote :

Upstream ticket at GNOME bugzilla:

Changed in shotwell:
importance: Undecided → Unknown
status: New → Unknown
Changed in shotwell:
importance: Unknown → Medium
status: Unknown → Confirmed
Changed in shotwell:
status: Confirmed → Fix Released
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