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Mike Pirnat
2004-09-26, 17:20
I've been forced to put together a new box due to a
motherboard failure, and as part of doing a fresh
Gentoo install, I installed a fresh SlimServer
(5.3.0). I figured that since I already had the
iTunes magic set up before, that it would be pretty
straightforward to get working again. As if!

A little background:
- I use rsync to pull the library and music files
over from my Mac;
- I have mimicked the directory structure of the Mac
side on the Linux side;
- I have set SlimServer to use iTunes;
- I have manually specified a location for my iTunes
library XML file and music files;
- I have set up a directory for saved playlists that
is writable by the SlimServer.

The conundrum:
- SlimServer is able to see and play all of the
music files, by artist, by album, and by browsing the
music folder;
- Whenever I view an iTunes playlist, SlimServer
says that it's "Empty"!

I've verified that the library XML file is not
corrupted, and that it contains all of the playlist
data. I have enabled the verbose iTunes debugging and
have tried rescanning and restarting the server. As I
watch the localhost:9000/log.txt, I do see it finding
all of my files and parsing playlists (or at least it
seems like it is parsing them).

I've tried everything I can think of so far--does
anyone else have suggestions?

Thanks,

Mike Pirnat
http://www.pirnat.com/

(PS: Still love my slimp3, you guys rock, etc. etc. ;)

kdf
2004-09-26, 19:10
This is a known issue that should be fixed in the nightly builds and the
soon-to-be released 5.3.1

-kdf

Quoting Mike Pirnat <mikepirnat (AT) yahoo (DOT) com>:

> I've been forced to put together a new box due to a
> motherboard failure, and as part of doing a fresh
> Gentoo install, I installed a fresh SlimServer
> (5.3.0). I figured that since I already had the
> iTunes magic set up before, that it would be pretty
> straightforward to get working again. As if!
>
> A little background:
> - I use rsync to pull the library and music files
> over from my Mac;
> - I have mimicked the directory structure of the Mac
> side on the Linux side;
> - I have set SlimServer to use iTunes;
> - I have manually specified a location for my iTunes
> library XML file and music files;
> - I have set up a directory for saved playlists that
> is writable by the SlimServer.
>
> The conundrum:
> - SlimServer is able to see and play all of the
> music files, by artist, by album, and by browsing the
> music folder;
> - Whenever I view an iTunes playlist, SlimServer
> says that it's "Empty"!
>
> I've verified that the library XML file is not
> corrupted, and that it contains all of the playlist
> data. I have enabled the verbose iTunes debugging and
> have tried rescanning and restarting the server. As I
> watch the localhost:9000/log.txt, I do see it finding
> all of my files and parsing playlists (or at least it
> seems like it is parsing them).
>
> I've tried everything I can think of so far--does
> anyone else have suggestions?
>
> Thanks,
>
> Mike Pirnat
> http://www.pirnat.com/
>
> (PS: Still love my slimp3, you guys rock, etc. etc. ;)
>
>

SF Tron
2004-09-30, 19:33
Has this been fixed? I just downloaded the nightly and am still
experiencing empty playlists. I couldn't find this bug in bugzilla?

Just wondering so I don't drive myself crazy trying to troubleshoot.

Thanks,

Allen

On Sun, 26 Sep 2004 19:10:00 -0700, kdf <slim-mail (AT) deane-freeman (DOT) com> wrote:
> This is a known issue that should be fixed in the nightly builds and the
> soon-to-be released 5.3.1
>
> -kdf
>
>
>
> Quoting Mike Pirnat <mikepirnat (AT) yahoo (DOT) com>:
>
> > I've been forced to put together a new box due to a
> > motherboard failure, and as part of doing a fresh
> > Gentoo install, I installed a fresh SlimServer
> > (5.3.0). I figured that since I already had the
> > iTunes magic set up before, that it would be pretty
> > straightforward to get working again. As if!
> >
> > A little background:
> > - I use rsync to pull the library and music files
> > over from my Mac;
> > - I have mimicked the directory structure of the Mac
> > side on the Linux side;
> > - I have set SlimServer to use iTunes;
> > - I have manually specified a location for my iTunes
> > library XML file and music files;
> > - I have set up a directory for saved playlists that
> > is writable by the SlimServer.
> >
> > The conundrum:
> > - SlimServer is able to see and play all of the
> > music files, by artist, by album, and by browsing the
> > music folder;
> > - Whenever I view an iTunes playlist, SlimServer
> > says that it's "Empty"!
> >
> > I've verified that the library XML file is not
> > corrupted, and that it contains all of the playlist
> > data. I have enabled the verbose iTunes debugging and
> > have tried rescanning and restarting the server. As I
> > watch the localhost:9000/log.txt, I do see it finding
> > all of my files and parsing playlists (or at least it
> > seems like it is parsing them).
> >
> > I've tried everything I can think of so far--does
> > anyone else have suggestions?
> >
> > Thanks,
> >
> > Mike Pirnat
> > http://www.pirnat.com/
> >
> > (PS: Still love my slimp3, you guys rock, etc. etc. ;)
> >
> >

kdf
2004-09-30, 21:41
Quoting SF Tron <sftron (AT) gmail (DOT) com>:

> Has this been fixed? I just downloaded the nightly and am still
> experiencing empty playlists. I couldn't find this bug in bugzilla?
>
> Just wondering so I don't drive myself crazy trying to troubleshoot.
server setttings, performance, wipe cache.
it shoudl do this automatically if we increment the dbfersion flag, but its been
held off due to the number of changes in the nightlies that involve the db.
The release of 5.3.1 will trigger a wipe cache and the db will be cleaned up at
that point.

-kdf

SF Tron
2004-09-30, 22:10
Looks like if my itunes playlists reference a song on the c drive it
will show, but if it references a song on the z: drive it won't?

The z drive is actually on the same computer as the slim server and
itunes. It's running winXP.

In Itunes I try to point most of my music to the z drive so that if I
put the music in another location in the future, all hell won't break
loose as I change paths.

This used to work. Any thoughts? Anyone else have this problem?


On Thu, 30 Sep 2004 21:41:34 -0700, kdf <slim-mail (AT) deane-freeman (DOT) com> wrote:
> Quoting SF Tron <sftron (AT) gmail (DOT) com>:
>
> > Has this been fixed? I just downloaded the nightly and am still
> > experiencing empty playlists. I couldn't find this bug in bugzilla?
> >
> > Just wondering so I don't drive myself crazy trying to troubleshoot.
> server setttings, performance, wipe cache.
> it shoudl do this automatically if we increment the dbfersion flag, but its been
> held off due to the number of changes in the nightlies that involve the db.
> The release of 5.3.1 will trigger a wipe cache and the db will be cleaned up at
> that point.
>
> -kdf
>
>
>