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Bug 981336 - Download directory reset to "none" each time transmission is started
Download directory reset to "none" each time transmission is started
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: transmission (Show other bugs)
x86_64 Linux
unspecified Severity high
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Assigned To: Rahul Sundaram
Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Reported: 2013-07-04 09:41 EDT by Steve
Modified: 2013-07-13 23:29 EDT (History)
10 users (show)

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Fixed In Version: transmission-2.80-1.fc19
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Last Closed: 2013-07-13 23:29:17 EDT
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settings.json file before I start transmission again (3.22 KB, application/json)
2013-07-04 09:41 EDT, Steve
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settings.json file after I start transmission again (3.22 KB, application/json)
2013-07-04 09:42 EDT, Steve
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Description Steve 2013-07-04 09:41:41 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/^_!^?",

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How reproducible:


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

Actual results:

Save to Location is set to (none), rather than the previously saved path name.

Expected results:

It should show the previously saved path name

Additional info:
Comment 1 Steve 2013-07-04 09:42:34 EDT
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.
Comment 2 Craig Barnes 2013-07-04 13:04:09 EDT
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?
Comment 3 simon panay 2013-07-07 11:55:01 EDT
This bug has also been reported on Archlinux (they have a patch attached)
Comment 4 Fedora Update System 2013-07-11 06:07:18 EDT
transmission-2.80-1.fc19 has been submitted as an update for Fedora 19.
Comment 5 Ankur Sinha (FranciscoD) 2013-07-11 06:09:10 EDT

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).

Warm regards,
Comment 6 Fedora Update System 2013-07-11 23:08:27 EDT
Package transmission-2.80-1.fc19:
* 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).
Comment 7 Fedora Update System 2013-07-13 23:29:17 EDT
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.

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