Can't Automatically follow instances of the public index

Hi Peertubers.

Just upgraded from 1.4 to 2.1 and can’t figure out how to get the auto follow for public instances to work.
« Automatically follow instances of the public index » is enabled (check box ticked)

Index URL is the default « https : instances. joinpeertube. org » (obfuscated since I can only put 2 links in this post)

I’ve waited a few hours but nothing is happening and I’m not seeing anything in debug logs that looks related.

Seems there aren’t many others complaining about trouble getting this to work. The only post I’ve been able to find is:

Unfortunately no answer there. Can someone point me in the right direction? Is there a cronjob or something that needs to be set up for this?

^ Error logs from the last hour

Automatically follow other instances that follow you
Automatically follow instances of the public index

Both are checked/enabled in case that makes a difference.


You need to wait 24 hours after a peertube restart to see a peertube auto follow.

Patience truly is a virtue. 24 hours later everything is good and auto follow worked. Now time form manual moderation :slight_smile:

Thank you for clarifying this @Chocobozzz.

And thank you very much for your dedicated work on PeerTube. I consider this to be a cornerstone of the federated internet. Amazing software!!

Thank you :slight_smile: