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victor guerrero
2005-04-17, 04:46
Hi there,

I know it's a classic, but I just can't get 'slimserver' to read my
'~./Music/MP3' directory in order to set the 'Music Folder'; I've fiddled
with all possible permission settings: group membership, 777 mode on
directory, even granting full ownership to 'slimserver' user; but I keep
getting that pesky message:

Oops - "/home/Music/MP3" doesn't seem to be a valid directory. Try again.

Any ideas?.

Thanks in advance.

mherger
2005-04-17, 04:57
Am Sun, 17 Apr 2005 11:46:33 +0000 hat victor guerrero <vgd4 (AT) hotmail (DOT) com>
geschrieben:

> I know it's a classic, but I just can't get 'slimserver' to read my
> '~./Music/MP3' directory in order to set the 'Music Folder'; I've
> fiddled with all possible permission settings: group membership, 777
> mode on directory, even granting full ownership to 'slimserver' user;
> but I keep getting that pesky message:
>
> Oops - "/home/Music/MP3" doesn't seem to be a valid directory. Try again.
>
> Any ideas?.

Has Slimserver access to your home directory? I don't think so. It can't
enter a subfolder if it's not allowed to enter the parent folder.

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Victor Brilon
2005-04-17, 06:41
On Apr 17, 2005, at 6:46 AM, victor guerrero wrote:

> Hi there,
>
> I know it's a classic, but I just can't get 'slimserver' to read my
> '~./Music/MP3' directory in order to set the 'Music Folder'; I've
> fiddled with all possible permission settings: group membership, 777
> mode on directory, even granting full ownership to 'slimserver' user;
> but I keep getting that pesky message:
>
> Oops - "/home/Music/MP3" doesn't seem to be a valid directory. Try
> again.
>

Did you really mean "~./Music/MP3"? That indicates a "Music" folder in
*your* home directory. That's quite different from "/home/Music/MP3".
Assuming you just made a typo in your email, what does 'ls -ld
/home/Music/MP3' looks like?

Victor

victor guerrero
2005-04-17, 07:24
It was the parent directory permission, '/home/<user_name>/', it had 700
mode, but I still don't understand how 'slimserver' could actually access
it, but not its subdirectory:

/home/<user_name>/Music/MP3

Thanks for the quick answer.

&gt;From: Victor Brilon &lt;victor (AT) victorland (DOT) com&gt;
&gt;Reply-To: Slim Devices Discussion &lt;discuss (AT) lists (DOT) slimdevices.com&gt;
&gt;To: Slim Devices Discussion &lt;discuss (AT) lists (DOT) slimdevices.com&gt;
&gt;Subject: Re: [slim] Music Folder permission problems in RH9
&gt;Date: Sun, 17 Apr 2005 08:41:25 -0500
&gt;
&gt;On Apr 17, 2005, at 6:46 AM, victor guerrero wrote:
&gt;
&gt;&gt;Hi there,
&gt;&gt;
&gt;&gt;I know it's a classic, but I just can't get 'slimserver' to read my
&gt;&gt;'~./Music/MP3' directory in order to set the 'Music Folder'; I've
&gt;&gt;fiddled with all possible permission settings: group membership,
&gt;&gt;777 mode on directory, even granting full ownership to 'slimserver'
&gt;&gt;user; but I keep getting that pesky message:
&gt;&gt;
&gt;&gt;Oops - &quot;/home/Music/MP3&quot; doesn't seem to be a valid
directory. Try
&gt;&gt;again.
&gt;&gt;
&gt;
&gt;Did you really mean &quot;~./Music/MP3&quot;? That indicates a
&quot;Music&quot; folder
&gt;in *your* home directory. That's quite different from
&gt;&quot;/home/Music/MP3&quot;. Assuming you just made a typo in your
email, what
&gt;does 'ls -ld /home/Music/MP3' looks like?
&gt;
&gt;Victor
&gt;
&gt;