unwanted configuration changes
For some reason the configuration of my Transmission app have changed but not by my doing. It happened twice already.
My settings are :
- downloaded path: /media/movies (a volume I created and mounted into Transmission)
- "use temporary folder" option enabled to /app/data/files/Downloading/
And today the settings were:
- downloaded path: /app/data/files/Downloading/
- "use temporary folder" option disabled
The first time I thought it was because of an update (see this post) but it happened again today so it must something else.
Any idea ?
I changed the setting directly in the UI, when going to "edit preferences" in the burger menu.
I checked in my
config/settings.jsonand in there indeed the folders are not the one I choosed in the UI. This might explain that it has been reseted.
So I changed the json as well and hopefully it will be fine now. Thanks
Is it the expected behaviour of Transmission ? That changes to preferences are not persisted on disk ? It seems quite wrong...
took me a bit to get around looking into this again. So the values changed in the UI are never synced to the actual config file on disk it seems. They work as long as the process is up. Once transmission is instructed to refresh the settings via
killall -HUP transmission-daemonit will reload the values from the config file again.
So somehow the web ui needs to trigger a sync to disk, which does not seem to happen.