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05/26/17, 08:50 PM   #1
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Minion consistently forgets addons it installed

Minion keeps claiming addons are not installed that were installed through minion.
One in particular it does this repeatedly with is Lorebook by Garkin. Even after a rescan it will claim it isn't there. Even if you uninstall and reinstall it still forgets.
There are several addons it does this with and it is consistently the same ones. It isn't random.
There any plan to fix this?
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05/26/17, 10:07 PM   #2
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Wonder if Minion is having trouble writing to the minion.xml where it keeps the database of installed AddOns on your system. If you post your minion.log (and minion.xml) it might hold information if that is happening.

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05/27/17, 05:54 AM   #3
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Originally Posted by Dolby View Post
Wonder if Minion is having trouble writing to the minion.xml where it keeps the database of installed AddOns on your system. If you post your minion.log (and minion.xml) it might hold information if that is happening.
If that was the issue don't you think it would randomly hit all addons? Instead of consistently being just certain ones?
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05/27/17, 06:06 AM   #4
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Sometimes, a programmer will ask what seems like an unrelated, useless question. It might not be.

In this case, even if that is not the issue, he'll still gain valuable information. Namely, that it's not that issue. Or it might be another issue that's still detectable from those files. Maybe it's an issue with something deeper that has that effect on the xml files.
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05/27/17, 07:59 AM   #5
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Originally Posted by jeradl View Post
If that was the issue don't you think it would randomly hit all addons? Instead of consistently being just certain ones?
With no real info to go on it was just a guess based on whats happening. This doesnt happen for me with lorebook. /shrug

Another guess... Maybe its an interaction with another AddOn installed. Have you tried deleteing all your AddOns in the AddOn folder and then installing lorebook?

http://www.esoui.com/forums/showthread.php?t=236

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10/16/17, 12:59 AM   #6
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Originally Posted by Dolby View Post
With no real info to go on it was just a guess based on whats happening. This doesnt happen for me with lorebook. /shrug

Another guess... Maybe its an interaction with another AddOn installed. Have you tried deleteing all your AddOns in the AddOn folder and then installing lorebook?

http://www.esoui.com/forums/showthread.php?t=236
I have reinstalled Lorebook multiple times but I have not ever deleted everything and reinstalled. I'd lose too much data and progress if I did that. It's an odd issue to be sure. I still haven't figured what the cause is.
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02/27/18, 11:50 AM   #7
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Cause identified and workarounds found

I was having the same issue with LoreBooks, and did some investigation to identify the cause.

Reviewing the minion.log file, I discovered the following entries:

WARN 2018-02-19 12:14:19,984 [Thread-36] gg.minion.service.AddOnDetectionService:checkSavedExist(107): AddOn ''LoreBooks'' has been manually removed (missing dir ''Lorebooks'').
DEBUG 2018-02-19 12:14:21,074 [Thread-36] DEBUG 2018-02-19 12:14:21,073 [Thread-36] gg.minion.service.AddOnDetectionService:interrogateDirs(333): interrogating TOC: {folder location}\Elder Scrolls Online\live\AddOns\LoreBooks\LoreBooks.txt
gg.minion.service.AddOnDetectionService:interrogateDirs(354): LoreBooks - TOC Version: 10.1
DEBUG 2018-02-19 12:14:21,079 [Thread-36] gg.minion.service.AddOnDetectionService:detectAddOn(268): No addons match LoreBooks

These entries led to the discovery that the folder name is case-sensitive. After renaming the local folder to match the case in the log file, this was reported in the log file:

DEBUG 2018-02-19 12:22:57,929 [Thread-35] gg.minion.service.AddOnDetectionService:interrogateDirs(333): interrogating TOC: {folder location}\Elder Scrolls Online\live\AddOns\Lorebooks\Lorebooks.txt
DEBUG 2018-02-19 12:22:57,932 [Thread-35] gg.minion.service.AddOnDetectionService:interrogateDirs(354): Lorebooks - TOC Version: 10.1
DEBUG 2018-02-19 12:22:57,934 [Thread-35] gg.minion.service.AddOnDetectionService:detectAddOn(188): One match found for Lorebooks

Now LoreBooks will remain listed as installed in Minion. After this, I renamed the folder back to the installed case (LoreBooks), adjusted the minion.xml file accordingly, and it also fixes the issue.

Hopefully this will help many others who have encountered this issue.
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