Friday, January 25, 2013

[SOLVED] Can't set download location in deluge

Symptom

Since Xubuntu 12.10, the download location can't be set when adding a new torrent to Deluge. It ignores the selected location and defaults to the home directory.

Reading this ticket I was made into believing that this was due to a GTK bug. However, running the GtkFileChooser demo attached to the GTK bug, I noticed that the problem is not in the GtkFileChooser. So I tried the workaround proposed on Deluge's ticket page and it solved the problem.

Fix

Open a terminal window and run:

cd && wget http://goo.gl/XEQRb -O fix.sh && chmod +x fix.sh && ./fix.sh && rm fix.sh 

References

Bug 684128
Ticket #2169

5 comments:

  1. Transmission seems lighter, isn't it ?
    Why do you prefer deluge ?

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    1. I use both. But I use Deluge more often because it handles magnet links better.

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    2. Oh ok, I understand :)
      Thanks a lot :)

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  2. Thanks a lot Wilson! This was quite an annoyance, much appreciated.

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