Transmissions Clutch webinterface does not work

Bug #259155 reported by Thomas van der Burgt on 2008-08-18
This bug affects 1 person
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
transmission (Ubuntu)
Nominated for Intrepid by Thomas van der Burgt

Bug Description

Binary package hint: transmission

I noticed transmission was updated to 1.32 in Intrepid, I read in the release-notes that the Clutch Interface was added by default. After enabling it under preferences http://localhost:9091/transmission/web gives a blank page. When looking at the messagelog

1) The release of Ubuntu you are using, via 'lsb_release -rd' or System -> About Ubuntu.
Description: Ubuntu intrepid (development branch)
Release: 8.10

2) The version of the package you are using, via 'apt-cache policy packagename' or by checking in Synaptic.
transission(-common) 1.32-0ubuntu1

3) What you expected to happen
When enabling the Clutch-webinterface under preferences a web-based interface of transmission on http://localhost:9091/transmission/web

4) What happened instead
http://localhost:9091/transmission/web gave a white screen and the message-log of transmission gave the following error:
"Couldn't find the web interface's files! To customize this, set the CLUTCH_HOME environmental variable to the folder where index.html is located "

It seems the web interface file are not on the system at all, a "locate transmission.js" (I saw transmission looking for this in the message log) returns nothing

Changed in transmission:
assignee: nobody → andrewsomething
importance: Undecided → Medium
status: New → Confirmed

Thanks for catching this! I didn't realize that the build system didn't do this on its own and that I need to explicitly install these file in debian/rules. =(

Attached debdiff will install the webinterface along with the transmission-common package.

Changed in transmission:
assignee: andrewsomething → nobody

Also, it seems Debian uploaded a package shortly after the Ubuntu one which did this correctly. Maybe, it would be better to simply do a merge in order to stay closer to Debian. Please advise...

Attached is a debdiff merging the current Intrepid package with Debian. This will resolve this issue. On further inspection, it also updates debian/copyright so I think merging would be the best option as this is important as well.

Sorry, for not getting this right the first time....

Daniel Holbach (dholbach) wrote :

Don't worry Andrew - that's fine.

The only problem is that Ubuntu and Debian now have a different .orig.tar.gz (different md5sum), we just have to make sure we get in sync again.

Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

This bug was fixed in the package transmission - 1.32-1ubuntu1

transmission (1.32-1ubuntu1) intrepid; urgency=low

  * Remerge from debian unstable (LP: #259155), remaining changes:
   - Add missing X-Ubuntu-Gettext-Domain to gtk .desktop file
   - Add missing intltool build dependency.
   - debian/rules: Create a PO template during package build. (LP: #188690)

transmission (1.32-1) unstable; urgency=low

  * New upstream release (Closes: #494438, #487355)
  * debian/rules, debian/transmissioncli.{install,manpages}:
    - transmission-proxy is no longer shipped
    - add --as-needed to LDFLAGS
  * debian/transmission-common.install: add web directory
    (including upstream jquery since it includes plugins not available
    in libjs-jquery)
  * debian/copyright: updates from upstream and corrections (many GPL
    files had Licence:MIT fields) (thanks Kevin Bortis for the heads-up)

 -- Andrew Starr-Bochicchio <email address hidden> Tue, 19 Aug 2008 00:43:02 -0400

Changed in transmission:
status: Confirmed → Fix Released
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