Digikam doesn't need libgphoto to work. Digikam is an "image management tool"
with a feature that allows users to retrieve images from their digital camera. A
lot of users don't have a digital camera but use digikam to manage and
manipulate their images. There is no reason to intall the (lib)gphoto2 related
Other (kde) packages use the (global) useflag gphoto2 for optional
gphoto2-support. Would you be so kind to add this to digikam also? Thanks in
The question is not if libgphoto is needed, but if the dependency can be
reliably determined. Autodetection leads to wrongly stored dependencies and is a
showstopper for a future Portage version with support for proper reverse
dependency checking. So as long as there's no configure flag to determine, if
Digikam will be built with libgphoto, it won't be optional.
I understand, thanks for the info, I have created a bug-report in KDE-Bugzilla
to add a configure flag for this; http://bugs.kde.org/show_bug.cgi?id=118318
If the KDE-bug is resolved I will reopen this bug.