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Ultramog
2005-12-21, 19:10
I created an alias to my new external hard drive and put it in my Slim music folder. But SlimServer is not finding the music I put there. I tried a "Find New and Changed Music" and a "Clear and Rescan." I'm on OS X (Tiger) and Slim Server 6.2.1. Any ideas?

Dan Sully
2005-12-21, 23:10
* Ultramog shaped the electrons to say...

>I created an alias to my new external hard drive and put it in my Slim
>music folder. But SlimServer is not finding the music I put there. I
>tried a "Find New and Changed Music" and a "Clear and Rescan." I'm on
>OS X (Tiger) and Slim Server 6.2.1. Any ideas?

SlimServer does not currently support Mac Aliases.

Please use a symlink instead. You can create one via Terminal.

Example: ln -s /Volumes/NewHD/Music /Users/Ultramog/Music

-D
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<nil> It sucks to discover that you are the foremost authority on some set of things when you've got a problem.

danco
2005-12-21, 23:57
On 21/12/05 at 22:10 -0800, Dan Sully wrote
>SlimServer does not currently support Mac Aliases.
>
>Please use a symlink instead. You can create one via Terminal.
>
>Example: ln -s /Volumes/NewHD/Music /Users/Ultramog/Music

And if you *really* dislike using the Terminal, search Versiontracker
for "symbolic link" and you will find a couple of programs that let
you create a link using the GUI.
--
Daniel Cohen

Ultramog
2005-12-22, 21:11
Well I clearly don't know what I'm doing here. I opened terminal and entered "ln -s /Volumes/ION/Slim" which is the path to music on my external drive. Terminal did not complain. Do I need to do anything else to get my Slim music folder to see the symlink?

danco
2005-12-23, 00:52
On 22/12/05 at 20:11 -0800, Ultramog wrote
>Well I clearly don't know what I'm doing here. I opened terminal and
>entered "ln -s /Volumes/ION/Slim" which is the path to music on my
>external drive. Terminal did not complain. Do I need to do anything
>else to get my Slim music folder to see the symlink?

I'm not sure what the correct syntax is. The line you were given
doesn't indicate where the link is supposed to go, so if this is
correct it must be at the top level. That is, in your home directory.
Look for it there, and move it into wherever your local SlimServer
music directory is.

--
Daniel Cohen

slimpy
2005-12-23, 05:23
Well I clearly don't know what I'm doing here. I opened terminal and entered "ln -s /Volumes/ION/Slim" which is the path to music on my external drive. Terminal did not complain. Do I need to do anything else to get my Slim music folder to see the symlink?

If you were in your slim music folder when you entered the command then you're fine. You should now have a symbolic link called "Slim" in that directory. But if you were in some other directory then the symbolic link was created right there. Remove the unwanted link with this command: rm Slim
Create the symbolic link by either changing to your slim music directory first and then entering the command "ln -s /Volumes/ION/Slim" or by entering the following command anywhere in your directory tree: "ln -s /Volumes/ION/Slim <path_to_your_music_folder>" (replace <path_to_your_music_folder> with the actual path eg. /media/music/).

Enter "ln --help" to get the complete syntax of the ln command.

-s.

Ultramog
2005-12-23, 06:59
Hey that worked! Thanks for the terminal baptism.