Max database broken - db.reset message doesn't repair it


    Jul 08 2014 | 4:26 pm
    Hi everybody
    While having some trouble getting SQLite to work in a standalone (which I finally managed to do), I think I broke my database with a bastard standalone (mix of Max5 and Max6 stuff). In fact, the clues making me say this are : - get_plugs.js script not working anymore (the js script that scans for vst files in the database, found in vst~'s help file) -> only returns "no plugin" - many, many error messages ("no such table" errors) when sending max the "db.reset" message
    Does anybody know how to recreate the database ? Do I have to re-install Max ? Or is there a better way ?
    Thanks, Joseph

    • Jul 08 2014 | 5:01 pm
      If you created a separate preferences folder for your standalone then delete it.
      Other wise you will need to delete your Max 5 and Max 6 prefs
      Cheers
      -A
    • Jul 09 2014 | 1:53 pm
      Hi Andrew
      Unfortunately, this didn't work for me. I also tried to reinstall Max but this didn't work either. The get_plugs.js script still doesn't find anything. I'm stuck. I still have the same error messages when I send the db.reset message to max. More precisely, if I send this message a first time after launching max it will have no effect, the second time I will get "no such table" error messages arising from SELECT and INSERT requests, the third time I will get the same errors arising from DROP requests, and then it will loop on 2nd and 3rd cases each time I send a db.reset message.
      I trashed the Max preferences located in /Users/me/Library/Preferences. Are there any other files that I should delete ? My first concern is to have this vst plugins automatic listing, but I guess SQLite is the only way to have it ... ?
      Cheers, Joseph
    • Jul 24 2014 | 9:06 am
      Hi again,
      No news of this thread ... any clues on how tu manage the database ? I can't even figure out where it is located. Isn't really there a way to repair or recreate it ?
      EDIT : in fact everything seems ok with the database, except the js script in [vst~]'s example file ... I found another way to list the plugs automatically, even for WaveShell : https://cycling74.com/forums/waveshell-patch/
      Thanks, Joseph