[plug] Fwd: python issue

Gavin Chester gavin.chester at gmail.com
Sun Mar 18 23:40:43 WST 2012

On 18/03/12 23:19, Lance Duivenbode wrote:
> Hi Gavin,
> Have you got a link from which I grab these scripts? A quick DDG
> (DuckDuckGo) search turns up:
> http://whirlpool.net.au/wiki/sbs_downloader
> Is this the correct link?

It will lead you to the correct link which is:


> Looking at the stack trace I'd hazard a guess that SBS (or their content
> provider) has changed the remote API somehow - you tend to see these 'No
> JSON object could be decoded' messages when a 404 or the like is served
> instead of a valid JSON string. Obviously I'll need to trace it further
> to confirm this.
> Cheers,
> Lance

Thanks, Lance. I've been digging and playing, and corresponding with the 
script maintainer. Long story short, the changes to sbs and the 
subsequent updated script broke the way I had been using the script for 
months. I stumbled on the fact that I can now get both sbs and iview 
scripts to work, but only by running as sudo. I've tried to chase the 
sources of the permission problems, but am happy to have them work again 
for now.


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