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- mattressfish - 2011-07-26 13:27

Mxxw Wrote:I have an installation question.

I used the LaSi script to install couchpotato. When I try to run /etc/init.d/couchpotato start I get the following error:

start-stop-daemon: Unable to open pidfile '/var/run/couchpotato.pid' for writing

I can start couchpotato using sudo but not from the user (xbmc).

Can someone point me to what I'm doing wrong?

I'm using XBMC Live Dharma.

I don't think a regular user can write to /var/run. Can you make it /var/run/couchpotato/ ?


- Mxxw - 2011-07-26 18:56

Quote:The couch potato log.
What error does it give when you try and start from the xbmc user? It should be pretty clear from that.

Here's the log. I'm not knowledgeable enough to know whether this says there is a permissions issue.

http://pastebin.ubuntu.com/652526/

Appreciate your help.

CoinTos, mattressfish, will wait to see if there are any comments on the log before trying your solutions


- mattressfish - 2011-07-26 21:45

I don't think a user can create a file in /var/run.

It might help to ask the question here though, since its a problem with this specific install type...

http://forum.xbmc.org/showthread.php?tid=106025


- seand - 2011-07-26 22:26

castortray Wrote:hi all,

I just curious, it is possible to add movie "Green Lantern"
to avoid downloading movie Green Lantern: Emerald Knights ?
There are lots examples of multiple fillms with similar titles. It gives you the year when you add a film to the wanted list. Make sure you add the right one. Plus it brings up the IMDB listing to make sure you have selected the right one. and if it snatches the wrong file there is an option to reload a different nzb file so you can redo it till you get the right one.


- splippity - 2011-07-31 00:00

I cannot get any nzbs to download with CouchPotato.
I inputted info for newzbin and NZBsRus but only newzbin shows anything and even then I cannot download the nzb because I dont have any credit.

Any way to fix this??
Thanks


- TheUriah - 2011-07-31 11:06

Just saying I updated to the latest version and the thing is FINALLY sending torrents to Transmission. STOKED.


- HenryFord - 2011-08-01 17:41

splippity Wrote:I cannot get any nzbs to download with CouchPotato.
I inputted info for newzbin and NZBsRus but only newzbin shows anything and even then I cannot download the nzb because I dont have any credit.

Any way to fix this??
Thanks
More information is what we need... what do your settings say? Are you sure you filled in everything correct? What does your log say?


- darkscout - 2011-08-01 18:29

Quote:then I cannot download the nzb because I dont have any credit.

Well there's your problem.


- vikjon0 - 2011-08-01 18:39

Quote:then I cannot download the nzb because I dont have any credit.
http://www.nzb.su will allow you do do some testing witout paying anything, use that one to start with.

It would make sense to add some hints about this in the guide.


- _Mikie_ - 2011-08-02 20:30

What are the chances of being able to get a couch potato nzb index like sickbeard has a sickbeard index?


- rascalli - 2011-08-02 20:43

just download newznab & start your own indexing site


- _Mikie_ - 2011-08-07 22:38

When can we see post processing of movies we already have and indexing of all movies?


- Adeiko - 2011-08-08 22:11

One question, in Notification panel, inside XBMC it has the DB Path.

If XBMC is on another machine than the couchpotato, you just put the route (for example /home/adeiko/.xbmc/userdata/Database ) and it takes the same ip that the notification ip or how you must do it?


- HenryFord - 2011-08-09 13:18

_Mikie_ Wrote:When can we see post processing of movies we already have and indexing of all movies?
This was discussed a lot - and if I remember correct: This will not be done by CouchPotato. If you want CP to rename them, you just can put the movies into the download-folder and let them being processed - but CP isn't a media-manager/media-library thus indexing of all movies won't be done (Postprocessing however is possible, just put them in the correct folder where CP looks - it'll postprocess them no matter wether you have them in your cp-db or not)

@above:
What exactly do you try to accomplish? As far as I know if you just want the XBMC to be updated once a movie is downloaded you do not have to set "DB-Path". The DB-Path is in place for the rss-feeds, CP will check if a movie it tries to add from the feed is already present in the database and if so will not add it...
See for reference:
https://couchpotato.tenderapp.com/discussions/questions/56-a-way-to-have-couchpotato-scan-movie-directory-so-it-wont-snatch-duplicates
https://couchpotato.tenderapp.com/discussions/questions/72-xbmc-library-import


- Adeiko - 2011-08-09 13:43

Quote:@above:
What exactly do you try to accomplish? As far as I know if you just want the XBMC to be updated once a movie is downloaded you do not have to set "DB-Path". The DB-Path is in place for the rss-feeds, CP will check if a movie it tries to add from the feed is already present in the database and if so will not add it...
See for reference:
https://couchpotato.tenderapp.com/discussions/questions/56-a-way-to-have-couchpotato-scan-movie-directory-so-it-wont-snatch-duplicates
https://couchpotato.tenderapp.com/discussions/questions/72-xbmc-library-import

That is exactly what i want, right now my notification works like a charm, but i want it to check in XBMC if the movie is already there before adding it to couchpotato, but do not know how to put the DB-Path if XBMC is in another machine.