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|ID||Category||Date Submitted||Last Update|
|0007664||bugs||2018-09-19 19:25||2020-03-15 17:02|
|Platform||PC||OS||Linux Mint||OS Version||18.3|
|Fixed in Version|
|Summary||0007664: Ardour will fail to load a session if the absolute path contains a colon character|
|Description||Yesterday I've renamed a folder containing my Arodur Session to have a colon (':') in it.|
Today I tried loading my session and Ardour reported it can't find some MIDI files. I said skip all - it coulnd't find any of them, my session went silent.
Renaming the parent folder back to not contain any special characters fixes the problem.
|Steps To Reproduce||1. Move an Ardour session to a folder with a colon (':') in name|
2. Try to load it
3. Watch it fail
4. Rename that folder to not have the colon in it
5. Load the session again
6. Everything back to normal
|Additional Information||What is strange to me is that Ardour had problems with finding MIDI files in "interchange" but the session file was loaded fine!|
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A colon is interpreted as PATH separator for search paths. That is a unix standard (just like semicolon on windows).
Ardour does not allow to create or rename sessions with colon nor semicolon in the session-name.
You should always use ardour's Menu > Session > Rename function to rename sessions.
I'm not sure we're on the same page.
I've created an Ardour session in a path like this:
Then I have renamed one of the parent folders using a file manager (I couldn't do that with Ardour):
things/Episode One: Introduction/Session/Session.ardour
Which rendered the Ardour session broken.
If colon is an illegal character in a folder name, why didn't my file manager prevent me from using it?
If it's not an illegal character - I guess the problem is in how Ardour interprets the path.
|2018-09-19 19:25||unfa||New Issue|
|2018-09-19 22:05||x42||Note Added: 0020387|
|2018-09-19 22:05||x42||Status||new => closed|
|2018-09-19 22:05||x42||Assigned To||=> x42|
|2018-09-19 22:05||x42||Resolution||open => won't fix|
|2018-09-20 06:45||unfa||Note Added: 0020388|
|2018-09-20 06:45||unfa||Status||closed => feedback|
|2018-09-20 06:45||unfa||Resolution||won't fix => reopened|
|2020-03-15 17:02||x42||Assigned To||x42 =>|