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Cast Away won't start on schedule (August 7, 2013, 06:17:31 AM) quote  
Running the latest version of Cast Away on the latest version of iTunes on the latest version of Mountain Lion. It was upgraded from Snow Leopard (skipped Lion).

Set and reset the schedule to start up at a certain time, but it doesn't. Works fine when I start it manually.

Any suggestions of what I should update/change/troubleshoot?

Thanks in advance!

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RE: Cast Away won't start on schedule (August 7, 2013, 09:19:46 AM) quote  
Please open up the Terminal application and type the following line:

crontab -l

(that's a lowercase "L")

What does the output say?


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RE: Cast Away won't start on schedule (August 7, 2013, 01:06:01 PM) quote  
19 7 * * * osascript '/Applications/Cast Away.app/Contents/Resources/Scripts/podcastremover.scpt'>& /dev/null
Macintosh-202:~ patrickgolden$

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RE: Cast Away won't start on schedule (August 8, 2013, 01:46:50 AM) quote  
hmm. That's right. Try doing the following:

1) remove the schedule in CA
2) quit CA
3) type this line in terminal:

sudo touch /etc/crontab

4) enter your admin password when asked

5) start CA and re-set the schedule to a time a few minutes from now

Does it work now?

If so, set the schedule to what you want and it should work now. Let me know, please. Thanks.




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RE: Cast Away won't start on schedule (August 8, 2013, 05:17:33 AM) quote  
No joy.

Did as you said and even restarted the machine after the first try with no result.

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RE: Cast Away won't start on schedule (August 8, 2013, 07:41:53 AM) quote  
I will explore further and get back to you here. Please give me a few days. Trouble is my development environment is on 10.7 and my testing environment is on 10.9 at the moment. You skipped 10.7, I plan to skip 10.8


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RE: Cast Away won't start on schedule (August 16, 2013, 02:08:54 AM) quote  
Thanks. In case it's useful, this is what the debug file says when I run it:

[log deleted. not needed (but thanks)]

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RE: Cast Away won't start on schedule (August 16, 2013, 02:07:28 AM) quote  
Sorry it took a while here. I needed to rewrite the scheduling code to use launched instead of cron for 10.7 or higher. In theory, cron should still have worked, but since launchd is now preferred anyway, it was a good time to do it.

If that means nothing to you, don't worry. I think it should work as expected now. Please check your schedule after the first launch, and again copy your debug log if there are any problems.

Please let me know if this works now.

Here's the beta:

www.woodenbrain.com/sw/betas/Cast%20Away-299b1.dmg




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RE: Cast Away won't start on schedule (August 16, 2013, 02:50:07 AM) quote  
That seemed to do it on my initial test. I'll see how it continues to work. Thanks for your effort on this!

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RE: Cast Away won't start on schedule (August 16, 2013, 09:36:53 AM) quote  
Great. I'm convinced enough this is now working correctly that I released the 2.9.9 update (which is the same as the beta above except for some added logging).

www.woodenbrain.com/products/castaway/castaway_vh.html


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RE: Cast Away won't start on schedule (August 22, 2013, 03:19:59 AM) quote  
Well, I may have spoken too soon. 8-(

I set my machine to start up at a certain time each day and have CA set to start at a time after that. It hasn't started all week in that configuration. The strange thing is that once I start it manually (which starts iTunes) and then change a schedule and close CA (leaving iTunes running) it seems to start on schedule.

Are there other settings other than the schedule tab that I should be looking at?

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