Hi Benny and Brad
Many thanks for your help with my problem. It was permissions, I did try
to fix it using Gnome Commander as root and have just got everything
working again - I did fix everything that was working and did not follow
your advice or warnings of caution. However it was a new learning curve.
Please can you check one thing for me as I am having a problem with book
reports as below:-
When I save a book report which has reports as follows
Descendants report for Edmond O'Keeffe and
Ancestors report for Helen Hannon
This report is then saved.
If I load it later I get
Descendants report for Edmond O'Keeffe
Ancestors report for Edmond O'Keeffe
I would have thought that the ancestors report should still be for Helen
Please can someone confirm whether I still have a problem or not.
Many thanks for your help
> Message: 1
> Date: Mon, 26 Oct 2009 10:55:39 +0100
> From: Benny Malengier <benny.malengier@...>
> Subject: Re: [Gramps-users] Not importing pictures
> To: Brad Rogers <brad@...>
> Cc: Gramps ML <gramps-users@...>
> Content-Type: text/plain; charset=UTF-8
> 2009/10/24 Brad Rogers <brad@...>:
> > On Sat, 24 Oct 2009 18:25:49 +0100
> > pjhannon <pjhannon@...> wrote:
> > Hello pjhannon,
> >> When trying to importing pictures it fails with the error report
> >> 'cannot import /home/pat/1019.jpg ?The filename supplied cannot be
> >> found'. Please can someone help - I do suspect that it has something to
> >> permissions and suspect that this error is of my making.
> > Try setting permissions to rw for at least the owner. ?That is, rw----
> > (where - means "don't care"). ?I tried loading a picture that even the
> > owner was not allowed to read from or write to and got exactly the same
> > error as you report.
> > Usually, pictures are rwr-r- so everyone can view them, but only the
> > owner (and root) can modify them.
> In case you do not know how that works, in dolphin/nautilius, right
> click on the file, select properties --> permissions.
> If you have no access, then you need to open a terminal/konsole first,
> and type there
> sudo dolphin/nautilius
> Be very carefull with above! It would be better to learn the chmod
> command to change permissions of a file.
> Before you do this, check if the file actually exists. Perhaps it
> really does not exist on that place, so eg in KDE: dolphin, right
> click on address bar and select edit, then type
> Does it find it?
> If not, just import the xml noting that files are not found, then use
> the media manager in the tools to rename the file paths to the correct
> Eg, your pictures might be in
> /home/patty/1019.jpg instead, the tool allows you to change this.
> Export before each step your data to a .gramps file, so you can undo
> changes done by a tool (those changes cannot be undone normally).