[Ardour-Users] session-dir and session-name mismatch

Mark Knoop mark at opus11.net
Sun Dec 4 08:17:59 PST 2016

At 16:59 on 04 Dec 2016, Robin Gareus wrote:
>On 12/04/2016 03:58 PM, Mark Knoop wrote:
>> Hi,
>> I'm getting this message in the session log:
>> ardour: [INFO]: session-dir and session-name mismatch.
>> Please use 'Menu > Session > Rename' in the future to rename
>> sessions.
>> It seems to not have any ill effects, but the strange thing is the
>> session directory name and the session filename DO match exactly.  
>A terminology issue, I expect.
>> $ basename $(pwd) | sha1sum
>> 39b4b7e9898edb7b44d837d0e345e434b20c56e1 -  
>That is the session-*name*.
>The session is in an opaque bundle, the name of the bundle is the
>session-name. On some systems that support it, this bundle-folder is
>represented as file (think like a zip archive, the content is not
>directly exposed)
>> $ basename *ardour .ardour | sha1sum
>> 39b4b7e9898edb7b44d837d0e345e434b20c56e1  -  
>That's just a snapshot (not the session-name). You can have multiple
>.ardour session-file snapshots.

OK, thanks for this explanation, but...
>and I expect the session-dir in the bundle
>   interchange/`basename $(pwd)`
>does not exist.

This directory *does* exist:

$ ls interchange/ | sha1sum
39b4b7e9898edb7b44d837d0e345e434b20c56e1  -

And I've not done any renaming (manual or otherwise) or snapshotting
with this session. This is ardour 5.4.0 on Fedora.

Mark Knoop

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