Please update nicotine package to version 1.2.14

Asked by Hated On Mostly on 2009-10-06

Nicotine has been updated. Critical fixes are included in this version.


summary of changes:

This version is an updated version of 1.2.13, with the two most important changes:

   1. The search function should work again for everybody, no matter what OS and processor type (ticket #486)
   2. Nick Voronin rewrote a big part of the filelist handling, reducing the loading time for filelists a lot (ticket #480)

We've also added support for UPnP when MiniUPnPc is installed.

Release notes for 1.2.13 The most noticeable changes are the bugs we removed from the GUI part making Nicotine+ more responsive and less CPU intensive. With this version the download queue is stored in a separate file; While Nicotine+ converts this automatically for you, it does mean you cannot go back to 1.2.12 without losing access to your downloads (you don't lose the queue but 1.2.12 cannot access it).

complete changelog:

1 ChangeLog for Nicotine Plus
3 1.2.14 (4th October 2009)
5 Behaviour
6 * A corrupt configuration file will no longer make Nicotine+ fail on startup (ticket #483)
7 * Multiple shares can now be loaded from the harddrive at the same time
9 Features
10 * Support for UPnP through MiniUPnPc (ticket #230)
12 Bugs
13 * Search failed to work on certain combinations of OS and processor (ticket #486)
14 * Implemented our own filelist iterator, dramatically reducing the amount of CPU cycles needed to open filelists. Thanks goes to Nick Voronin (ticket #480)
15 * Bitrates for Musepack audio were scanned incorrectly
16 * Saving file lists from users with slashes in the name didn't work
17 * Filesize was incorrect for files around 2 gigabytes and up in userbrowse.
20 1.2.13 (22 Sept 2009)
22 Behaviour
23 * Download queue is stored independently from the normal configuration file (ticket #467)
24 * Non-working connections are cleaned up more aggressively (ticket #473)
26 Features
27 * Themes can now use a range of image types, including SVG
28 * Ownership of private rooms is now displayed
29 * Search chatroom logs by pressing F3
30 * ASF Support in case Mutagen is used
31 * The location of Nicotine+ is restored on startup
32 * Rudimentary download rate limiter
33 * The NowPlaying code for Audacious now supports audtool2 as well
35 Bugs
36 * Notifications failed when a user had <> in the name
37 * Highlight icon kept on blinking with detached windows
38 * Fixed links in the Help menu that didn't work (ticket #459)
39 * A few different GUI related bugs that should make Nicotine+ much more responsive and use less CPU: Startup time reduced when there is a queue, queueing many items at a timer, pressing buttons like "Clear Finished" and "Abort User's Upload(s)"
40 * ...and lots of tiny bugs
42 Translations
43 * Åœygimantas updated Lithuanian translation
44 * Kenny updated Dutch translation
45 * Nils updated Hungarian translation

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Could always compile it yourself. 1.2.12 is in karmic.Ubuntu strives for stability so will not always have the latest package. If you want you can compile it and create a deb which you can then send to the MOTU who will then put it on the repos.

You could also submit this on

Please feel free to fill a bug about this upgrade request... from here:


Pierre (henault3r) said : #3

Hello, i completily removed XP and installed Ubuntu 9.10 2 days ago. I installed also the Nicotine1.2.12.
My Nicotine freezes and it tell me this message on start-up : 10:51:35 Loading plugin handler
10:51:35 It appears '/home/pierre/.nicotine/plugins' is not a directory, not loading plugins.
ALSO : users can see my files through research but can't see my listing.
             i cannot send anymore and my firewall is OK.

After searching and reading forums I found out that there is a newer release 1.2.14.

Plse help me out i am desperate,


Can you run:

file /home/pierre/.nicotine/plugins

If it says it doesn't exists them please run:

sudo mkdir /home/pierre/.nicotine/plugins

This will reduce the error outputs.

Pierre (henault3r) said : #5

Thanks for answering to me that quickly, but i tried it and it told me this :

pierre@pierre-desktop:~$ file /home/pierre/.nicotine/plugins
/home/pierre/.nicotine/plugins: ERROR: cannot open `/home/pierre/.nicotine/plugins' (No such file or directory)
pierre@pierre-desktop:~$ sudo mkdir /home/pierre/.nicotine/plugins
[sudo] password for pierre:
pierre@pierre-desktop:~$ sudo mkdir /home/pierre/.nicotine/plugins
mkdir: cannot create directory `/home/pierre/.nicotine/plugins': File exists
pierre@pierre-desktop:~$ xxxxxxxxxxx
xxxxxxxxxxx: command not found

Thanks, i need help again

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Objet: Re: [Question #84939]: Please update nicotine package to version 1.2.14
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Date: mercredi 20 Janvier 2010, 11 h 48

Question #84939 on nicotine in ubuntu changed:

actionparsnip proposed the following answer:
Can you run:

file /home/pierre/.nicotine/plugins

If it says it doesn't exists them please run:

sudo mkdir /home/pierre/.nicotine/plugins

This will reduce the error outputs.

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cd /home/pierre/.nicotine/; ls -la

Please give the output


Pierre (henault3r) said : #7

there it is :
pierre@pierre-desktop:~$ cd /home/pierre/.nicotine/; ls -la
total 25572
drwxr-xr-x 3 pierre pierre 4096 2010-01-21 00:04 .
drwxr-xr-x 36 pierre pierre 4096 2010-01-21 09:46 ..
-rw------- 1 pierre pierre 5664 2010-01-21 00:04 config
-rw-r--r-- 1 pierre pierre 12288 2010-01-20 16:42 config.buddyfileindex.db
-rw-r--r-- 1 pierre pierre 12288 2010-01-20 16:42 config.buddyfiles.db
-rw-r--r-- 1 pierre pierre 12288 2010-01-20 16:42 config.buddymtimes.db
-rw-r--r-- 1 pierre pierre 12288 2010-01-20 16:42 config.buddystreams.db
-rw-r--r-- 1 pierre pierre 12288 2010-01-20 16:42 config.buddywordindex.db
-rw-r--r-- 1 pierre pierre 10620928 2010-01-20 18:01 config.fileindex.db
-rw-r--r-- 1 pierre pierre 5357568 2010-01-20 18:01 config.files.db
-rw-r--r-- 1 pierre pierre 659456 2010-01-20 18:01 config.mtimes.db
-rw------- 1 pierre pierre 5664 2010-01-21 00:04 config.old
-rw-r--r-- 1 pierre pierre 8695808 2010-01-20 18:01 config.streams.db
-rw-r--r-- 1 pierre pierre 5541888 2010-01-20 18:01 config.wordindex.db
drwx------ 3 pierre pierre 4096 2010-01-20 20:09 logs


Looks fine to me, you are also the owner of the config data. Try this:

mv /home/pierre/.nicotine /home/pierre/.nicotine_old

Then re-run the app, see if it helps

Pierre (henault3r) said : #9

That's the command result,
pierre@pierre-desktop:~$ mv /home/pierre/.nicotine /home/pierre/.nicotine_old
mv: cannot stat `/home/pierre/.nicotine': No such file or directory

 but still i got bugs all over:
users and buddies cant see my files unless a research
i cannot add a user name in my buddy list unless i add the name in the private chat box and right click
if a user is downloading then i can add to my buddies
it keeps closing the peer
i don't have an upload to a buddy direct button
and maybe few others !


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