Rhythmbox does not show the Library Location

Bug #1038738 reported by Andrew on 2012-08-19
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This bug affects 9 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
One Hundred Papercuts
Medium
Unassigned
Rhythmbox
Confirmed
Wishlist
rhythmbox (Ubuntu)
Undecided
Unassigned

Bug Description

Once again, I accidentally opened Rhythmbox and it started importing a lot of something—I don't know what.

Since I prefer to have control over what parts of my computer Rhythmbox uses, I opened 'Rhythmbox Preferences' ▸ 'Music' with the intention of dissuading it from rampaging through whatever location it has defaulted to. Frustratingly, all Rhythmbox chooses to reveal to me about its automated behavior is:

    Music files are placed in: Multiple locations set

When I click 'Browse' and open a location of my preference (~/sandbox), nothing changes. Rhythmbox still displays:

    Music files are placed in: Multiple locations set

Even as I write this its progress bar is bouncing away, doing... something. I have no idea what it's doing.

ProblemType: Bug
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 12.04
Package: rhythmbox 2.96-0ubuntu4.1
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 3.2.0-29.46-generic 3.2.24
Uname: Linux 3.2.0-29-generic x86_64
NonfreeKernelModules: nvidia zfs zcommon znvpair zavl zunicode
ApportVersion: 2.0.1-0ubuntu12
Architecture: amd64
Date: Sun Aug 19 11:36:21 2012
ExecutablePath: /usr/bin/rhythmbox
InstallationMedia: Ubuntu 12.04 LTS "Precise Pangolin" - Release amd64 (20120425)
ProcEnviron:
 PATH=(custom, no user)
 LANG=en_US.UTF-8
 SHELL=/bin/bash
SourcePackage: rhythmbox
UpgradeStatus: No upgrade log present (probably fresh install)

Andrew (andrewkk) wrote :
Changed in rhythmbox (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
Serah Allison (serahstarshine) wrote :

Also using 2.96-0ubuntu4.1 under Ubuntu 12.04.

The behaviour described by Andrew is also described by 'miper' at https://bbs.archlinux.org/viewtopic.php?id=126492

Using dconf-editor and setting org.gnome.rhythmbox.rhythmdb/locations to a single location (e.g. ['file:///home/serah/Music']) doesn't alter Rhythmbox's reporting "Multiple locations set" in Rhythmbox's Preferences dialog.

RaduStoica (radumstoica) on 2012-10-23
Changed in hundredpapercuts:
milestone: none → raring-round-1
Chris Wilson (notgary) on 2012-10-23
Changed in hundredpapercuts:
assignee: nobody → Papercuts Ninja (papercuts-ninja)
Israel Dahl (israeldahl) wrote :

12.04.1 bug is present.

Changed in hundredpapercuts:
status: New → Confirmed
Chris Wilson (notgary) on 2012-10-24
Changed in hundredpapercuts:
importance: Undecided → Low
Chris Wilson (notgary) wrote :

I'm not sure if it's actually monitoring multiple locations or if this is just a bug, but I think the following are all suitable solutions:

1. Monitor only a single location for music.
2. Redo the interface for managing monitored locations. A "plus" button should be added, which will add a new entry to a list of locations being watched, rather than having them all in the one text field.

In dconf-editor I can see it's monitoring my local "Music" folder as well as ".ubuntuone/Purchased from Ubuntu One", so I'm guessing option 1 isn't going to work.

Option 2 it is then. Thanks for investigating that.

This would be best if it was enclosed within it's own dialog so that if the
user was monitoring a significant number of locations, the existing
settings dialog won't become insane.

I've asked the Rhythmbox devs to give some feedback on the Paper Cuts we're
looking at, so we'll see what they think.

Chris Wilson (notgary) wrote :

Comment from the developer:

"I'm working on doing something less stupid here, eventually."

Dario Ruellan (druellan) wrote :

Love this guy :D. Kudos to him for taking the time to review the list.

Chris Wilson (notgary) on 2013-01-06
Changed in hundredpapercuts:
status: Confirmed → Triaged
assignee: Paper Cuts Ninja (papercuts-ninja) → Chris Wilson (notgary)
importance: Low → Medium
Chris Wilson (notgary) on 2013-01-06
Changed in hundredpapercuts:
status: Triaged → Confirmed
Changed in rhythmbox:
importance: Unknown → Wishlist
status: Unknown → Confirmed
Israel Dahl (israeldahl) wrote :

It is still present in 13.04... and I wonder if part of the reason could be purchased music. Ubuntu One doesn't store its music in the Music folder. So Multiple Locations "are" set.

Ubuntu QA Website (ubuntuqa) wrote :

This bug has been reported on the Ubuntu Package testing tracker.

A list of all reports related to this bug can be found here:
http://packages.qa.ubuntu.com/qatracker/reports/bugs/1038738

tags: added: package-qa-testing
Chris Wilson (notgary) on 2013-05-27
Changed in hundredpapercuts:
milestone: raring-rhythmbox → papercuts-s-rhythmbox
Chris Wilson (notgary) on 2013-05-30
Changed in hundredpapercuts:
assignee: Chris Wilson (notgary) → nobody
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