amarok collection db

Mark Greenwood fatgerman at
Mon Dec 12 19:59:57 UTC 2011

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 might get you somewhere.


> 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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