hello and a question about backports

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hello and a question about backports

Postby alexander on Sun Aug 26, 2007 9:57 pm

Been using mint for a little over a month now and figured it was time to join the community.

I have a question, what is the difference between a backport and a not backport? or more to the point what are the strengths of each? I only ask because there is a backport of exaile available through the mint software portal as well as a normal one.

Mind you both of them spit the dummy and crash half way through importing my music collection :(.
The \x05\x00\x00\ gibberish at the end goes on for a few thousand lines.


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Possibly corrupt file: /media/sda5/My Music/Pendulum/Hold Your Colour/Through The Loop.mp3
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 fill_tag_from_path ( /usr/share/exaile/xl/media/mp3.py @ 63):
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Traceback (most recent call last):
  File "/usr/share/exaile/xl/media/mp3.py", line 69, in fill_tag_from_path
    id3 = mutagen.id3.ID3(tr.io_loc)
  File "/usr/lib/python2.5/site-packages/mutagen/id3.py", line 74, in __init__
    super(ID3, self).__init__(*args, **kwargs)
  File "/usr/lib/python2.5/site-packages/mutagen/__init__.py", line 39, in __init__
    self.load(*args, **kwargs)
  File "/usr/lib/python2.5/site-packages/mutagen/id3.py", line 136, in load
    for frame in self.__read_frames(data, frames=frames):
  File "/usr/lib/python2.5/site-packages/mutagen/id3.py", line 275, in __read_frames
    try: yield self.__load_framedata(tag, flags, framedata)
  File "/usr/lib/python2.5/site-packages/mutagen/id3.py", line 298, in __load_framedata
    return tag.fromData(self, flags, framedata)
  File "/usr/lib/python2.5/site-packages/mutagen/id3.py", line 984, in fromData
    raise ID3BadUnsynchData, '%s: %r' % (err, data)
ID3BadUnsynchData: invalid sync-safe string: '\x00image/jpg\x00\x03\x00\xff\xd8\xff\xe0\x00\x10JFIF\x00\
x01\x01\x01\x00`\x00`\x00\x00\xff\xe1\'`Exif\x00\x00MM\x00*
\x00\x00\x00\x08\x00\x07\x01\x12\x00\x03\x00\x00\x00\x01
\x00\x01\x00\x00\x01\x1a\x00\x05\x00\x00\x00\x01\x00\x00\
x00b\x01\x1b\x00\x05\x00\x
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Postby newW2 on Sun Aug 26, 2007 10:15 pm

Welcome alexander. See the following for the backport question:
http://www.linuxmint.com/forum/viewtopi ... rts&t=4435
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Postby alexander on Sun Aug 26, 2007 10:20 pm

thanks!
I shal endevour to use the 'search' function a little more. :P

clem wrote:Backports are typically newer versions than the ones you get from the repositories. They basically come from different repositories. In the portal, backports typically come from a 3rd party repository and allow you to install the latest version of the package.

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Postby newW2 on Sun Aug 26, 2007 10:40 pm

Take a look at this post. Not sure it will help with our import issue, but more information is good.
http://www.linuxmint.com/forum/viewtopi ... ile&t=4418
I haven't had any problems. Have you tried Amarok? Any collection import issues there?
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Postby alexander on Sun Aug 26, 2007 11:19 pm

newW2 wrote:Take a look at this post. Not sure it will help with our import issue, but more information is good.
http://www.linuxmint.com/forum/viewtopi ... ile&t=4418
I haven't had any problems. Have you tried Amarok? Any collection import issues there?


No problems with Amarok. I removed the songs exaile was spitting the dummy however it managed to just find another 'corrupt' song to cry about while importing.

Other thread didn't seem to relate he had a depth issue :S
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