VideoCache

It's installed but doesn't cache anything

by Alan87i on 9 Mar 2010

Installed on PFsense 123 . The videocache log is empty

I have banged my head for days with this and gotten no where fast.
Thanks for any help.
Allan

4 Answers

by Kulbir Saini on 9 Mar 2010

Hi Alan,

Please check all the relevant directories have correct permissions. /var/log/videocache/ /var/spool/videocache/ should have ownership proxy:proxy and should be writable by squid user (proxy for pfsense).

PS : I tried to reply you via mail, but your mail server always rejects my mail marking it as spam. Please check that.

Thank You!

by Alan87i on 10 Mar 2010
ls -l /var/log/videocache/
total 0
lrwxr-xr-x  1 root  proxy  9 Mar  3 12:56 videocache.log -> /dev/null

I ran this code once from a guide on installing VC (ln -s /dev/null /var/log/videocache/videocache.log)

# ls -l /var/spool/videocache/
total 30
drwxr-xr-x  2 proxy  proxy  512 Mar  1 13:15 bliptv
drwxr-xr-x  2 proxy  proxy  512 Mar  1 13:15 break
drwxr-xr-x  2 proxy  proxy  512 Mar  1 13:15 dailymotion
drwxr-xr-x  2 proxy  proxy  512 Mar  1 13:15 google
drwxr-xr-x  2 proxy  proxy  512 Mar  1 13:15 metacafe
drwxr-xr-x  2 proxy  proxy  512 Mar  1 13:15 redtube
drwxr-xr-x  2 proxy  proxy  512 Mar  1 13:15 soapbox
drwxr-xr-x  2 proxy  proxy  512 Mar  1 13:15 tmp
drwxr-xr-x  2 proxy  proxy  512 Mar  1 13:15 tube8
drwxr-xr-x  2 proxy  proxy  512 Mar  1 13:15 tvuol
lrwxr-xr-x  1 root   proxy   21 Mar  6 09:51 videocache -> /var/spool/videocache
drwxr-xr-x  2 proxy  proxy  512 Mar  1 13:15 vimeo
drwxr-xr-x  2 proxy  proxy  512 Mar  1 13:15 wrzuta
drwxr-xr-x  2 proxy  proxy  512 Mar  1 13:15 xtube
drwxr-xr-x  2 proxy  proxy  512 Mar  1 13:15 youporn
drwxr-xr-x  2 proxy  proxy  512 Mar  1 13:15 youtube

I will email you again in a few with a Gmail address for you to get back to me with.

by Kulbir Saini on 10 Mar 2010

Hi Alan,

Please try removing the link. Then look for error messages in videocache.log file.

Thank You!

by Alan87i on 10 Mar 2010

That's the problem I have no clue how to remove the link ?
My unix training is limited, And I find trial and error makes it worse.

I think I need to remove everything to do with the videocache install and start over. When I put top in the shell I see to pid"s for python. Is this normal?

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