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i installed shotwell 0.12 like so via its official ppa

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:yorba/ppa
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install shotwell

and when i tried to run it via dash it didn't start.
i then typed in the gnome-terminal "shotwell" I then got this error

error while loading shared libraries: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory

my question is how to get shotwell 0.12 up and running in ubuntu 11.10 amd64

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closed as too localized by Tom Brossman, gertvdijk, fabricator4, Ringtail, Luis Alvarado Jan 6 '13 at 4:27

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This looks like a new bug, starting today. I use the same PPA and 64-bit 11.10. I can't open Shotwell at all. – Tom Brossman Mar 28 '12 at 17:25
do you also have Darktable installed? I do, and get 'unmet dependencies' errors with that package when I try to reinstall the library. – Tom Brossman Mar 28 '12 at 17:38
Can you update Shotwell and test that it works again? If yes, you should accept one of the answers below. If not, update your question. Everything should work by now. – Tom Brossman Apr 1 '12 at 8:22
i updated shot-well and everything works great i accepted the answer of Adam dingle – blade19899 Apr 1 '12 at 20:34
up vote 2 down vote accepted

We just released Shotwell 0.12 yesterday, and unfortunately the 64-bit build failed on the Yorba PPA (though the 32-bit build worked fine). We don't know why yet:

Investigating this now is our top priority. I expect we'll have this worked out within a day or so. Thanks for your patience!

Adam Dingle, Yorba Foundation

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It's working again, thanks. – Tom Brossman Apr 1 '12 at 8:19

There seems to be a problem with Oneiric 64-bit.

I also got the same error, tried to reinstall Shotwell and necessary libraries, including from scratch (+libraries), but without any luck.

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From the terminal

Try installing libgexiv: sudo apt-get install libgexiv*

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i got an error of the .dbg package the rest i installed still shotwell didn't work. this is the error for the .dbg package the following packages have unmet dependencies: libgexiv2-0-dbg: Depends: libgexiv2-0 (= 0.3.1-0ubuntu2) but 0.4.0-0oneiric1 will be installed E: Unable to correct problems, you have held broken packages. a have a dutch version of Ubuntu the error i translated with google translate. – blade19899 Mar 28 '12 at 16:25

I removed libgexiv2-0: sudo apt-get purge libgexiv2-0

Then reinstalled shotwell: sudo apt-get install shotwell

And this solved my problem.

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This worked for me too, on Ubuntu 12.10 using the yorba PPA. – Jim Garrison Mar 25 '13 at 1:01

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