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Berghutze

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Torrents gone after quiting the tool
« on: September 11, 2017, 07:07:03 pm »
Hi,

first of all I would so much like to use this great tool on my ubuntu Pi installation. Installation works, dl starts. But: After closinng the program and re-openening it all downloaded torrents are gone and qbittorrent comes up like "fresh". That means to re-insert all torrent file and do a complete re-check. After that if dl starts again until I qui the tool and re-open it => same procedure as mentioned above. Am I missing sth?

Any help is really welcome

Thanx in advance
Berhutze

P.S. Using  the latest stable release
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Re: Torrents gone after quiting the tool
« Reply #1 on: September 12, 2017, 10:44:53 am »
Sounds like it's some permission issue. (Maybe we should check for this in the code?)
What Ubuntu you use? Some "RaspUbuntu", or the original Ubuntu 16.04?
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Re: Torrents gone after quiting the tool
« Reply #2 on: September 12, 2017, 07:26:36 pm »
16.04 "Pi-Edition"
 

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Re: Torrents gone after quiting the tool
« Reply #3 on: September 13, 2017, 09:06:58 am »
You could try "fixing" your permissions, by using the command "chown".

Start your PI, log in with your user. You may already know your username at this point.
But if you don't, use the command whoami to see what it's called.

Once you have the username, you can proceed. In this example we will call your username: leethacker

Now you need to issue the new command: sudo chown -R leethacker:leethacker /home/leethacker

What this does:
- sudo: It says your super user will issue the command. It basically gives YOU permission to mess around with files that you are not able to touch otherwise. Because they belong to the superuser, or other users, whatever.
- chown: Change owner of files.
- R: Recursive, all files in all folders.
- leethacker:leethacker: It's the USER:GROUP that you will give the files to. On Ubuntu, it's your USERNAME:USERNAME always.
- /home/leethacker: That's your home folder.

So basically you just "take back" everything in your home folder.
Using "root", or "sudo" sometimes can mess up ownership in the folder and cause permission problems.
This command alone won't cause any problems.
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