[Bug 504269] [NEW] Amarok corrupts library when data files are temporarily unavailable

Dan Marker launchpad at laroux-d.com
Thu Jan 7 14:50:54 UTC 2010

Public bug reported:

Binary package hint: amarok

My configuration, while not the most common, cannot be too rare.
Most of my music files are located on a remote media server, and are NFS mounted to my workstation. If my workstation (and Amorak) are started while the remote box is down, I am unable to access any music files using Amorak.
This issue persists even after booting the remote server and remounting the filesystem.
At this point, rescanning the collection has no  visible action in Amorak. No scanning progress bar appears, and music remains unavailable.
This can manifest itself in one of two ways. Sometimes, I am able to at least view the Artist/Album heirarchy, but not any files within them. If this occurs, it persists until a restart of the application, where it switches to the other behavior. That being, no Artist/Album (or file) information is shown at all. Rescanning collection still has no effect on the UI or the storage.

furthermore, the only way to correct this issue is to remove
~/.kde/share/apps/amarok and rescan everything from scratch. This of
course also blows away all information about album covers, etc.

This issue is not specific to 2.2.0, I'm just now fed up enough to make
a formal bug report for this issue.

ProblemType: Bug
Architecture: amd64
Date: Thu Jan  7 09:31:30 2010
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 9.10
ExecutablePath: /usr/bin/amarok
NonfreeKernelModules: nvidia
Package: amarok 2:2.2.0-0ubuntu2
 PATH=(custom, user)
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 2.6.31-16.53-generic
SourcePackage: amarok
Uname: Linux 2.6.31-16-generic x86_64

** Affects: amarok (Ubuntu)
     Importance: Undecided
         Status: New

** Tags: amd64 apport-bug

Amarok corrupts library when data files are temporarily unavailable
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