Opened 6 years ago

#5719 new Bug

"Error opening torrent" for torrent files that are being downloaded

Reported by: manfreed Owned by:
Priority: Normal Milestone: None Set
Component: Transmission Version: 2.82
Severity: Normal Keywords:
Cc:

Description

My transmission is set up to watch my download folder for new torrents.

Every time I download a torrent file transmission shows this error message: "Error opening torrent. The torrent file "..." contains invalid data." Also I get the proper "Add torrent" dialog too.

As far as I know while a file is being downloaded in Chrome a 0 byte placeholder is created with the name of the file, and chrome puts the downloaded data to a temporary file with .crdownload extension. Then, when finished chrome replaces the placeholder with this file.

My guess is that transmission notices this 0 byte placeholder after being created, and tries to add it. Since it's empty this fails. A little later when the file is downloaded, chrome replaces the placeholder with the temporary file, transmission notices this too, and tries to add again, with success.

I suppose a quick workaround would be just simply ignore 0 byte files.

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