desktopcouch (couchdb) doesn't form config file by default

Bug #539753 reported by Ryan Peters on 2010-03-16
This bug affects 2 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
Linux Mint
Clement Lefebvre

Bug Description

I installed Linux Mint 8 Helena on two different computers. One was 32bit, and another was 64bit. I used the respective versions for each architecture. Afterwards, I installed all of the updates on each and added a PPA for Gwibber daily builds. Gwibber uses desktop-couch, and when I tried starting it from a terminal window, I got this at the end:

desktopcouch.local_files.NoOAuthTokenException: OAuth details were not found in the ini file (/home/ryan/.config/desktop-couch/desktop-couchdb.ini)

I checked, and the file it references was not there. I found a workaround that created the file, however:

dbus-send --session --dest=org.desktopcouch.CouchDB \
   --print-reply --type=method_call / \

This bug was present in both of my installations, and restarting desktopcouch with the above command created the file and I was able to begin using it.

Also, this bug was not present in my installations of Ubuntu 9.10 Karmic Koala. I'm guessing this has to do with the default programs not using desktopcouch like Ubuntu might?

Ryan Peters (sloshy42) on 2010-03-16
description: updated

Targeting to milestone isadora-rc1. We'll add desktopcouch to Mint 9 and make sure it's initialized properly.

As for Gwibber it should really manage to start up and not fail like this. But there's already two bugs about this on the Gwibber project so there's no need to add this one.

Changed in linuxmint:
milestone: none → isadora-rc1
assignee: nobody → Clement Lefebvre (clementlefebvre)
importance: Undecided → Low
status: New → Confirmed
Ryan Peters (sloshy42) wrote :

Thank you for reading this and I hope it's fixed in time for Isadora (which it probably will be, since it seems trivial to fix)!

Nick Raptis (airscorp) wrote :

Identical problem (down to details), works with the workaround!
I also took the liberty to cross-post the workaround to the corresponding gwibber bug here:

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