[patch] Inactive import folder in f-spot

Bug #293305 reported by demas on 2008-11-03
This bug affects 4 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
f-spot (Debian)
Fix Released
f-spot (Ubuntu)
Chris Coulson

Bug Description

Binary package hint: f-spot

F-spot version: f-spot
Ubuntu version: 8.10
Locale: ru_RU.UTF-8


1. Launch f-spot
2. Edit -> Preferences -> Import settings -> Folder. Combo-box is gray and inactive.


Box is active and available.


1. If I launch f-spot from command line like this:

      LC_ALL=C LANG=C f-spot

     The problem disappears.

2. I have reported about this problem in IRC channel and I have got this patch:


Florian Heinle (tiax) wrote :

After running f-spot with LC_ALL=C LANG=C f-spot the box is enabled and it's possible to set the import path, which will then get stored correctly to gconf (workaround)

Stephane Delcroix wrote a patch against, which is attached

description: updated

According to one of the upstream developers (sde) this happens to all non-english locales, hence the High importance.

Changed in f-spot:
importance: Undecided → High
status: New → Triaged
Florian Heinle (tiax) wrote :

this is the right patch. It's the same as linked above. I don't trust pastebins, let's host it on launchpad.

svenmeier (sven-meiers) wrote :

Thanks for the workaround.

Janne Moren (jan-moren-gmail) wrote :

Is there a not-too-painful way to move images that's already been imported and edited in the wrong folder?

demas (andrey-demidov-gmail) wrote :


1. Just run once that in command line: LC_ALL=C LANG=C f-spot
2. Set the folder
3. Exit F-Spot
4. Launch F-Spot and enjoy.

Changed in f-spot:
assignee: nobody → desktop-bugs
Martin Reiche (grimsrud) wrote :

Problem persists in Jaunty Alpha 3 with all updates installed as of today.

Chris Coulson (chrisccoulson) wrote :

Yeah, F-Spot is still the same upstream version in Jaunty, so this will still be a problem. Thanks for digging out the patch Florian. I've subscribed ubuntu-main-sponsors to this so your patch can be uploaded in to Jaunty.

Sebastien Bacher (seb128) wrote :

does anybody want to work on a debdiff for this update and maybe rebase the upgrade on the current debian version?

Chris Coulson (chrisccoulson) wrote :

I can work on that this afternoon

Changed in f-spot:
assignee: desktop-bugs → chrisccoulson
status: Triaged → In Progress
Chris Coulson (chrisccoulson) wrote :

I've merged it with in Debian experimental. Here is the -> debdiff

Chris Coulson (chrisccoulson) wrote :

Try again!

Chris Coulson (chrisccoulson) wrote :

Here is the delta to Debian

Changed in f-spot:
status: In Progress → Triaged
Chris Coulson (chrisccoulson) wrote :

Note that this is currently blocked by bug 324741 (this depends on the new mono-addins)

Chris Coulson (chrisccoulson) wrote :

I sent this to Debian. If the patch gets uploaded there, we can just sync it instead

Chris Coulson (chrisccoulson) wrote :

The patch (and the remaining delta) has been committed to Experimental, and is just waiting to be uploaded:


Sebastien Bacher (seb128) wrote :

thank you for your work there, will sponsor the change later and sync the new revision when it's uploaded to debian

Changed in f-spot:
status: Triaged → Fix Committed
Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

This bug was fixed in the package f-spot -

f-spot ( jaunty; urgency=low

  * Merged from Debian experimental, remaining changes:
    - debian/patches/svn-r4545_locales-import.dpatch:
      - Patch backported from SVN trunk revision 4545 -
        initialize the translation catalog earlier (LP: #293305).
        Thanks to Florian Heinle for finding the patch.
    - debian/control:
      - Build-depend on libmono-dev (>= 1.2.4).

 -- Chris Coulson <email address hidden> Fri, 06 Feb 2009 17:06:37 +0000

Changed in f-spot:
status: Fix Committed → Fix Released
Iain Lane (laney) wrote :
Andrea Ratto (andrearatto) wrote :

Is it going to be backported or updated in intrepid too?

Changed in f-spot:
status: Unknown → Fix Released
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