Friday, August 31, 2007

Juice Podcast Receiver Problem Solved

Friends, don't bother reading this unless this is why you have come the blog. I'm only posting this here because it's the solution to a software problem and the answer doesn't seem to be found by Google, not easily at least.

Problem: Juice podcast receiver (a great freeware program) running on Windows platform suddenly stops working. It crashes while loading and gives a message "OSError: [Errno 2] No such file or directory - see c:\program files\juice\juice.exe.log" or something similar. If you check the log, you'll see something like:

Traceback (most recent call last):
File "", line 4, in ?
File "iPodderGui.pyc", line 3573, in main
File "ipodder\configuration.pyc", line 468, in __init__
File "os.pyc", line 153, in makedirs
File "os.pyc", line 154, in makedirs
OSError: [Errno 2] No such file or directory

Great help, isn't it? The short answer AFAIK is 1 of 2 things:
  • The drive letter has changed for the drive where the Juice program is installed, or

  • The download directory, where the podcasts are to be stored, is not available. In my case, this was because it's on a network share that was unavailable at one point, and had to be accessed by Windows Explorer (or a "net use" command) before it was made available again.
For more information, see this post in the Juice support forum.