[Sugar-devel] Record and Journal problem

Bill Kerr billkerr at gmail.com
Sun Dec 14 04:04:40 EST 2008

Build 767
Sugar 0.82.1
Firmware Q2E18

control panel > software updates
"Your software is up-to-date"

When I open Record there is a message there, "Your Journal is full" and I
can't take a photo - there is a cross on the Button, tried clicking the
button anyway and nothing happened

at any rate I haven't been saving much at all, mainly just looking at
activities and playing around learning linux

df -h
118M free, 89% Use

i went here


and then follow the path to /home/olpc/.sugar/default/datastore/store

and deleted many files in there with rm *
(the *.metadata files are protected and I kept them)

I also deleted many files out of the preview subfolder
I didn't touch the index subfolder

then rebooted

Nothing appeared to change!
Still had some old entries in the journal, some 4 weeks old (I was expecting
that it would now be clear)
Still had the same result from df -h as above (I think, at any rate I have
space available)

When I open Record there is still a message there, "Your Journal is full"
and I can't take a photo

seems to me that managing the journal is slow through the Sugar GUI, culling
items one by one, would like to see a process to delete multiple items

pity about this -- from http://wiki.laptop.org/go/Journal_Activity -- about
the files being heavily hashed

Files can be copied to and from the
datastore using the Terminal
However, filenames are heavily hashed, meaning "myfile.bzip" might show up
as 2637-4737-13323-dl77nf, or some such gibberish. Here's how to figure it

   1. Note how large the file is (or what time it is.)
   2. Download it. (Click on the link while you're in

   3. Open Terminal Activity <http://wiki.laptop.org/go/Terminal_Activity>.
   4. At the prompt, type *cd .sugar/default/datastore/store/* to get into
   your datastore directory.
   5. Then type *ls -la* and look for the file with the size and timestamp
   you noted before.
   6. Do whatever you want with your file (rename, move, whatever...)
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