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PAUL WILLIAMSON
2005-04-05, 14:04
>>> danco (AT) f2s (DOT) com 04/05/05 4:13 PM >>>
> > Odd. The plugin works, but the web interface doesn't. Does
> > the user your web server is running under have write
> > capabilities to that directory?
>
>
> Should be no problem. I am running as the same user every
> time, and as I have said I adjusted permissions so that User,
> Group, and Other all had both Read and Write abilities.

Does that user (group) have write access at the level above?
I think that if you give access to a folder, the folder about needs
to have all those rights plus execute.

> > Agreed. I got confused by that as well the first few times.
> > I'm not sure how it could be made better however.
>
> Sometimes it's not a matter of changing the program, it's just
> that the information needs to be there somewhere. Many
> people don't read manuals, but I do. When basic info like that
> isn't in the manual (either printed, or via the Web access FAQs
> and other info) I get annoyed. I should have been able to find
> out what I wanted without having to ask on the list.

I didn't say make the program better. If making it better means
improving the documentation, that's what should be done.
After using it for a while, it seems intuitive to keep pressing
the right arrow key to save the playlist.

Maybe every once in a while a completely green user should
try some of the stuff out (like all of us were at one point
or another) to clear up any of the confusion or shortfalls
in the documentation.

Paul

Daniel Cohen
2005-04-05, 15:02
On 5/4/05 at 5:04 pm -0400, PAUL WILLIAMSON wrote
> > Should be no problem. I am running as the same user every
>> time, and as I have said I adjusted permissions so that User,
>> Group, and Other all had both Read and Write abilities.
>
>Does that user (group) have write access at the level above?
>I think that if you give access to a folder, the folder about needs
>to have all those rights plus execute.

That could be the problem. But, if so, it is a SlimServer problem, as
I am using standard settings for a Mac user.

That is, I have installed SlimServer for a single user, ,myself, so
it is (some levels deep) in my home folder, and set a playlist in a
subfolder of my home folder.

Maybe that doesn't work (any Mac users around who can confirm one way
or the other) but it is a flaw in SlimServer if it genuinely doesn't
work, as this is the normal installation.
--
Daniel Cohen