Yesterday I wrote a post about a permissions error I came across when when trying to move items to the trash in Linux Mint. Today I’d like to do a follow-up post on a very similar issue I came across when I fired up Shotwell the other day.
As the last post was fairly involved I’ll keep this one brief, however, do check that post if you need a little more detail as it covers very similar ground.
Problem: When attempting to start Shotwell the application gives the following error:
“Shotwell was unable to upgrade your photo library from version 0.9.3 (schema 12) to 0.11.6 (schema 14). “
Solution: Ensure that the user has read/write permissions to Shotwell’s configuration directory.
Open a terminal, and check the permissions to ~/.shotwell
ls -al ~/.shotwell
If you find, like I did, that Shotwell’s data and thumbs directories are owned by root rather than your user then:
sudo chown -R $USER:$USER .shotwell/
It may also be a permissions error where your user doesn’t have the correct permissions to read/write to these directories. In this case then the following should fix it:
sudo chmod -R 755 .shotwell/
Fire up Shotwell and all should be dandy.