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Ben Gladstone
2004-07-28, 12:09
"found the library just fine from the registry"
- where in the registry? i can't find it in mine....?

> > 1. RTFM - i had left off the filename from the "iTunes
> Music Library.xml
> > Location" path
>
> yeah, but it would probably be a good idea have the server
> assume the default
> filename so that other users don't run into the same problem.

not sure this is needed - if the auto setting works, and is default,
most will never use the specific location setting - so requiring the
full filename gives most flexibility

> > 2. however this problem was obscured by what looks like a bug in the
> > "Find iTunes Library Automatically" setting: when this is
> set to auto
> > (and the "iTunes Music Library.xml Location" setting is blank or the
> > correct filename or an incorrect path), the server does not
> find the xml
> > file - so the genres are not read properly and itunes playlists not
> > found.
>
> I tried blanking my settings as a test and it found the
> library just fine from
> the registry. I forget which version you said you were
> running. ws it 5.2.1
> or a recnet nightly? It might be worth testing out a nightly

5.2.1 - i'll try to find time for a nightly soon

> course, the d_itunes log from the command line will also be
> useful if you have
> to time to reproduce the problem.

just repro'd it and captured logs for bugzilla. same problem when
starting from command line. did you restart the service and wipe the
cache?

kdf
2004-07-28, 12:51
Quoting Ben Gladstone <bgladstone (AT) steadytech (DOT) com>:

> "found the library just fine from the registry"
> - where in the registry? i can't find it in mine....?

the server checks here:
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\Curre ntVersion\Explorer\Shell
Folders

then looks for "My Music", or "Personal" and tries to find "my
Music"\iTunes\iTunes Music Library.xml or "Personal"\My Music\iTunes\iTunes
Music Library.xml

>
> > > 1. RTFM - i had left off the filename from the "iTunes
> > Music Library.xml
> > > Location" path
> >
> > yeah, but it would probably be a good idea have the server
> > assume the default
> > filename so that other users don't run into the same problem.
>
> not sure this is needed - if the auto setting works, and is default,
> most will never use the specific location setting - so requiring the
> full filename gives most flexibility

that is true, but the main reason for the setting is so that Linux users can
access their itunes library. This is not something that can be done
automatically as there is no default locations for itunes under linux.

>
> > > 2. however this problem was obscured by what looks like a bug in the
> > > "Find iTunes Library Automatically" setting: when this is
> > set to auto
> > > (and the "iTunes Music Library.xml Location" setting is blank or the
> > > correct filename or an incorrect path), the server does not
> > find the xml
> > > file - so the genres are not read properly and itunes playlists not
> > > found.
> >
> > I tried blanking my settings as a test and it found the
> > library just fine from
> > the registry. I forget which version you said you were
> > running. ws it 5.2.1
> > or a recnet nightly? It might be worth testing out a nightly
>
> 5.2.1 - i'll try to find time for a nightly soon

cool. be sure to share your results.

>
> > course, the d_itunes log from the command line will also be
> > useful if you have
> > to time to reproduce the problem.
>
> just repro'd it and captured logs for bugzilla. same problem when
> starting from command line. did you restart the service and wipe the
> cache?

I did, but the log should give me what I need to know.
-kdf