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About F-spot

F-Spot is an application designed to provide simple yet feature rich personal photo management. Features include import, export, printing and advanced sorting of digital images.



As of Spring 2007, F-Spot is masked in the testing phase on Portage for x86, amd64, and ppc. Hence unmasking the package is necessary for those who want to use F-Spot at this time:

# echo "media-gfx/f-spot ~your arch" >> /etc/portage/package.keywords

amd64 users, you will find that most of the dependencies are masked. The following instructions will unmask the current list of dependencies:

Code: unmasking for amd64 users
 function unmask() {
   echo "$1 ~amd64" >> /etc/portage/package.keywords
 unmask '>=dev-dotnet/gtkhtml-sharp-1.9*'
 unmask '=dev-dotnet/art-sharp-2.3.92*'
 unmask '=dev-dotnet/gtk-sharp-2.3.92*'
 unmask '>=dev-lang/mono-1.0'
 unmask '>=dev-dotnet/libgdiplus-'
 unmask '=dev-dotnet/gnome-sharp-2.3.92*'
 unmask '~dev-dotnet/gnomevfs-sharp-2.3.92'
 unmask '>=dev-dotnet/glade-sharp-1.9*'
 unmask '>=dev-dotnet/gconf-sharp-1.9*'


Once your packages are correctly unmasked, run emerge. You will get a verbose list of packages to be installed without any message of masked packages.

  1. emerge --ask f-spot


Make sure D-BUS is running:

$ /etc/init.d/dbus status

If it is not running, make it automatically start and thereafter start it (both as root):

# rc-update add dbus default
# /etc/init.d/dbus start

If you are not using Gnome as your Window Manager, then you must use the following command to launch F-Spot:

$ dbus-launch f-spot


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