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Old 12-09-2011, 04:31 PM
"Alex Gabriel"
 
Default amarok collection db

Have you checked for the existence of the amarokrc file? If I recall correctly, some of the items now missing are stored in that file.
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Date: Fri, 09 Dec 2011 09:33:18
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Subject: amarok collection db

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Old 12-11-2011, 09:42 PM
"D. R. Evans"
 
Default amarok collection db

Waleed Hamra said the following at 12/09/2011 10:24 AM :
> On 12/09/2011 06:33 PM, D. R. Evans wrote:
>> Following today's KDE updates, amarok seems to have completely forgotten
>> everything about my music collection (in particular, stuff like the rating
>> and the date that each song was last played).
>>
>> How do I restore this information to amarok?
>>
>> I have backups of the entire .kde hierarchy, having learned a while ago not
>> to trust KDE4 updates not to do horrible things.
>>
>
> normally, amarok stores this information in ~/.kde/share/apps/amarok
> you can try replacing that directory from a backup.

I just did that. No dice... the updated amarok still doesn't seem to know
anything about my collection. I guess that's at least consistent, since it
didn't know about the collection following the upgrade, which I assume
didn't actually change the database.

<rant -- sorry, I can't help it; I'm too annoyed>
Sometimes I feel like I'm an unwilling beta tester. Considering I have a
very vanilla Kubuntu system (no PPAs at all), this kind of thing really
shouldn't happen just because I applied an official update.
</rant>

Doc

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Old 12-12-2011, 06:56 PM
"D. R. Evans"
 
Default amarok collection db

D. R. Evans said the following at 12/11/2011 03:42 PM :

>> normally, amarok stores this information in ~/.kde/share/apps/amarok
>> you can try replacing that directory from a backup.
>
> I just did that. No dice... the updated amarok still doesn't seem to know
> anything about my collection. I guess that's at least consistent, since it
> didn't know about the collection following the upgrade, which I assume
> didn't actually change the database.
>

Does anyone else have any ideas? The idea of throwing away years of
accumulated data isn't appealing unless there's no option.

FWIW, if I simply put the old mysqle directory in place, while keeping the
rest of ~/.kde/share/apps/amarok in its post-update form, then I get a
bunch of error messages about the format of the database.

So it looks (guessing here, but it seems reasonable) like they changed the
format of the database, and presumably have some auto-update feature such
that the first time you run the updated amarok it's supposed to update the
format of the database (what could possibly go wrong?) but this failed on
my system leaving me unable to access the accumulated information that used
to work just fine before the update.

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Old 12-12-2011, 06:59 PM
Mark Greenwood
 
Default amarok collection db

On 12 Dec 2011, at 19:56, D. R. Evans wrote:

> D. R. Evans said the following at 12/11/2011 03:42 PM :
>
>>> normally, amarok stores this information in ~/.kde/share/apps/amarok
>>> you can try replacing that directory from a backup.
>>
>> I just did that. No dice... the updated amarok still doesn't seem to know
>> anything about my collection. I guess that's at least consistent, since it
>> didn't know about the collection following the upgrade, which I assume
>> didn't actually change the database.
>>
>
> Does anyone else have any ideas? The idea of throwing away years of
> accumulated data isn't appealing unless there's no option.

I suggest you try the amarok forums (on the amarok website, Google will find it) - the devs do read it. If that fails, a bug filed at bugs.kde.org might get you somewhere.

Mark


>
> FWIW, if I simply put the old mysqle directory in place, while keeping the
> rest of ~/.kde/share/apps/amarok in its post-update form, then I get a
> bunch of error messages about the format of the database.
>
> So it looks (guessing here, but it seems reasonable) like they changed the
> format of the database, and presumably have some auto-update feature such
> that the first time you run the updated amarok it's supposed to update the
> format of the database (what could possibly go wrong?) but this failed on
> my system leaving me unable to access the accumulated information that used
> to work just fine before the update.
>
> Doc
>
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