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Imagika
2005-08-31, 15:03
I'm running RedHat to run a fileserver which contains all my MP3 files. I'm also running SLIMSERVER on the same box. I know the basics of sharing using Samba to get my initial shares.

I share my MP3 libary as Read Only to all users, and I do a quality check before moving new files using a R/W share only available to me.

I use a WinXP machine to run all my applications including iTunes. I can find my music library fine, but I've been having a hard time getting Slimserver to find my iTunes directory.

First of all I can't seem to move the iTunes Music folder anywhere on my network. It always has to be in the My Documents folder on the XP Machine.

I figured I needed to move this folder to the fileserver so that the Slimserver could see it. I guess another option would be to share the XP directory to Linux, but I'm not sure on how to do that.

Thanks...

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pfarrell
2005-08-31, 16:02
On Wed, 2005-08-31 at 15:03 -0700, Imagika wrote:
> I'm running RedHat to run a fileserver which contains all my MP3 files.
>[snip]
> First of all I can't seem to move the iTunes Music folder anywhere on
> my network. It always has to be in the My Documents folder on the XP
> Machine.

I don't speak iTunes, but do you mean you can't move the contents of
the folder? or can't move the folder itself?

You probably want to have the Samba directory on your RedHat box
at least have write access for some "administrator"
user.

You need to tweak your /etc/samba/smb.conf file
to set the permissions, and then make sure the directory permissions
are setup the way you want.


> I figured I needed to move this folder to the fileserver so that the
> Slimserver could see it. I guess another option would be to share the
> XP directory to Linux, but I'm not sure on how to do that.

You can do a normal Windows "share" of the directory on your XP machine.
Make sure it is working, then on your RedHat system, you need to use
'smbclient'
I don't normally do this (my Windoz boxes are just clients of my Linux
boxes) so I am not sure of the exact syntax, but "man smbclient" should
get you going. Or google for some "how to" on SMB


--
Pat
http://www.pfarrell.com/music/slimserver/slimsoftware.html

Imagika
2005-09-01, 09:45
Well I decided to go this route.

I'm going to run iTunes and just copy it's database files periodically to a directory that is available to Slimserver/Linux.

Now what I need to check is the basic setup for using iTunes, but maybe I should put that in a different thread.

Fyi: I'm copying the itunes xml file so slimserver can see it, but I don't see slimserver noticing any changes that I make.