Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 981336
Download directory reset to "none" each time transmission is started
Last modified: 2013-07-13 23:29:17 EDT
Created attachment 768811 [details]
settings.json file before I start transmission again
Description of problem:
Each time transmission is started, the "Save to location" is set to (None), despite being set to a directory previously. Examining the settings.json file, I can see the correct path is set in "download-dir" even after exiting transmission. But once it is started, it comes up with some strange characters at the end
e.g. "download-dir": "/home/stephen/^_!^?",
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Go to preferences and set the "Save to location" to Downloads directory
2. Exit Transmission
3. Open Transmission and go to preferences
Save to Location is set to (none), rather than the previously saved path name.
It should show the previously saved path name
Created attachment 768814 [details]
settings.json file after I start transmission again
Notice the "download-dir" has changed with some strange characters on the end.
I'm having this same problem. It's incredibly annoying.
It seems that the Transmission JSON parser can't read back it's own settings correctly. When I run from a terminal I get the warning:
[17:57:10.238] JSON parse failed in /home/username/.config/transmission/settings.json at pos 547: WEIRD_WHITESPACE -- remaining text "",
Apparently Transmission 2.80 has a new JSON parser. There's probably a fair chance that this fixes/obsoletes the issue. Any chance of an update?
This bug has also been reported on Archlinux (they have a patch attached)
transmission-2.80-1.fc19 has been submitted as an update for Fedora 19.
Thank you for your bug report. I've pushed a 2.80 update to Fedora 19. Please give it karma if it fixes the issue for you (You'll need to have an FAS to give karma).
* should fix your issue,
* was pushed to the Fedora 19 testing repository,
* should be available at your local mirror within two days.
Update it with:
# su -c 'yum update --enablerepo=updates-testing transmission-2.80-1.fc19'
as soon as you are able to.
Please go to the following url:
then log in and leave karma (feedback).
transmission-2.80-1.fc19 has been pushed to the Fedora 19 stable repository. If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.