[Solved] Failing to download photos from CIFS

and how did you define “unlimited”? I ask like this, because “Dr. google” told me, the HISTSIZE just need to be eliminated!?! Or I got something wrong…

You are great!!!
I still have errors, but the right hint came as well. Below you can see, ccache makes me headaches, as usual it is not meant to be used by normal users. I’ll fix that later, Now have to go to the office.

I wish I’d have seen that errormessage earlier :slight_smile:

I have the following:

$ eix gphoto2
[I] media-gfx/gphoto2
     Verfügbare Versionen:   2.5.20 {aalib exif ncurses nls readline}
     Installierte Versionen: 2.5.20(21:12:03 12.08.2019)(aalib exif ncurses nls readline)
     Startseite:             http://www.gphoto.org/
     Beschreibung:           Free, redistributable digital camera software application

[I] media-libs/libgphoto2
     Verfügbare Versionen:   2.5.20(0/6) 2.5.22(0/6) {doc examples exif gd jpeg nls serial ABI_MIPS="n32 n64 o32" ABI_RISCV="lp64 lp64d" ABI_S390="32 64" ABI_X86="32 64 x32" CAMERAS="+adc65 +agfa_cl20 +aox +ax203 +barbie +canon +casio_qv +clicksmart310 +digigr8 +digita +dimagev +dimera3500 +directory +enigma13 +fuji +gsmart300 +hp215 +iclick +jamcam +jd11 +jl2005a +jl2005c +kodak_dc120 +kodak_dc210 +kodak_dc240 +kodak_dc3200 +kodak_ez200 +konica +konica_qm150 +largan +lg_gsm +mars +mustek +panasonic_coolshot +panasonic_dc1000 +panasonic_dc1580 +panasonic_l859 +pccam300 +pccam600 +pentax +polaroid_pdc320 +polaroid_pdc640 +polaroid_pdc700 +ptp2 +ricoh +ricoh_g3 +samsung +sierra +sipix_blink2 +sipix_web2 +smal +sonix +sony_dscf1 +sony_dscf55 +soundvision +spca50x +sq905 +st2205 +stv0674 +stv0680 +sx330z +topfield +toshiba_pdrm11 +tp6801"}
     Installierte Versionen: 2.5.22(0/6)(23:27:33 12.08.2019)(exif gd jpeg nls serial -doc -examples ABI_MIPS="-n32 -n64 -o32" ABI_RISCV="-lp64 -lp64d" ABI_S390="-32 -64" ABI_X86="32 64 -x32" CAMERAS="adc65 agfa_cl20 aox ax203 barbie canon casio_qv clicksmart310 digigr8 digita dimagev dimera3500 directory enigma13 fuji gsmart300 hp215 iclick jamcam jd11 jl2005a jl2005c kodak_dc120 kodak_dc210 kodak_dc240 kodak_dc3200 kodak_ez200 konica konica_qm150 largan lg_gsm mars mustek panasonic_coolshot panasonic_dc1000 panasonic_dc1580 panasonic_l859 pccam300 pccam600 pentax polaroid_pdc320 polaroid_pdc640 polaroid_pdc700 ptp2 ricoh ricoh_g3 samsung sierra sipix_blink2 sipix_web2 smal sonix sony_dscf1 sony_dscf55 soundvision spca50x sq905 st2205 stv0674 stv0680 sx330z topfield toshiba_pdrm11 tp6801")
     Startseite:             http://www.gphoto.org/
     Beschreibung:           Library that implements support for numerous digital cameras

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Then I did, as you suggested:

$ pip install --user gphoto2
Collecting gphoto2
    ccache: error: Failed to create temporary file for /home/Datengrab/tmp/ccache/tmp/widget_wra.stdout: Permission denied
    error: command 'x86_64-pc-linux-gnu-gcc' failed with exit status 1
ERROR: Command "/usr/bin/python3.6 -u -c 'import setuptools, tokenize;__file__='"'"'/tmp/pip-install-bf6lvvgn/gphoto2/setup.py'"'"';f=getattr(tokenize, '"'"'open'"'"',


Thank you so much! I made it…
temprarily disabled ccache and update sudoers and all fine… It worksa

Come back to my HISTSIZE question. Is it just HISTSIZE=0 ??? (sometimes =0 disables and somtimes it means unlimited…)…

Again thanks for everything

@Claes it works!!! You probably may also like RPD

0 means disabled. -1 should be unlimited (I have 99999999 for some unremembered reason).

And congrats on the working RPD! :slight_smile:


Didn’t try it out yet, but using digikam just for downloading the fotos, that was a little OTT :smiley:

@AxelG @robertvalik the install.py in 0.9.17 should now run better on GenToo. But you still need to figure out the dependencies yourself.

dear @damonlynch

Thanks a lot. Didn’t try 0.9.17 yet, as I have successfully installed 0.9.16 already but even there, for the very relevant things the script asked me to install via my repository and the rest I installed acc. to your documentation, as far as available in my repos. Currently runs great and hundred times faster than digikam, which is, as we have the saying, shooting with a canonball to a bird…

A bit tricky is the installation as user, that is a very rare case in gentoo and hence the system behaves a bit “stiff” …

Dear @damonlynch,

sorry for late reply…

As in-app update didn’t work on my side for 0.9.17 finally I used the new installer with --force-this-installer (due to former experience) and it worked like a charm.
Thanks a lot!

I’m glad to hear worked out. One note, however: there is no need to use --force-this-installer. All that does is stop the default behaviour of the installer checking to see if the tarball has a newer version of the installer. By default, if there is a newer version, that newer version will be run instead.

Thanks again.
Yes, understand. I got used to it, as it was necessary with the hand modified installer acc. to @robertvalik 's “trick”. There it happened, that the internal installer was not modified and then again failed :slight_smile: