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jst1
2007-06-07, 14:50
SlimServer running on Linux box which is also a SAMBA file server. iTunes runs on a Windows PC with the My Documents residing on the SAMBA file server:

My Documents is actually '//sambaservername/username'

Locally on the Linux box is is '/home/username'

The iTunes directory is '/home/username/My Music/iTunes'

I have given open permissions on the 'iTunes' directory, and I have tried configuring SlimServer for
ITUNES MUSIC LIBRARY.XML LOCATION to '/home/username/My Music/iTunes/iTunes Music Library.xml', but I get 'Oops - '/home/username/My Music/iTunes/iTunes Music Library.xml' doesn't seem to be a valid file. Try again.'

Is there a simple solution?

mherger
2007-06-07, 15:05
> '/home/username/My Music/iTunes/iTunes Music Library.xml' doesn't seem
> to be a valid file. Try again.'

What if you prepend the space with a backslash?

Michael

jst1
2007-06-07, 20:47
> '/home/username/My Music/iTunes/iTunes Music Library.xml' doesn't seem
> to be a valid file. Try again.'

What if you prepend the space with a backslash?

Michael

I tried variants of the following without success:
/home/username/My\ Music/iTunes/iTunes\ Music\ Library.xml

Is it required to bounce slimserver after enabling the iTunes integration maybe? I have not restarted in in over a month.

mherger
2007-06-07, 23:33
> Is it required to bounce slimserver after enabling the iTunes
> integration maybe? I have not restarted in in over a month.

You can always try it. OTOH you wrote

> I have given open permissions on the 'iTunes' directory,

You not only need setting it on that folder, but on the parent folders as
well, starting with /home/username. Otherwise SlimServer can't even reach
the folder it'd be allowed to acces.

Michael

jst1
2007-06-08, 07:28
> Is it required to bounce slimserver after enabling the iTunes
> integration maybe? I have not restarted in in over a month.

You can always try it. OTOH you wrote

> I have given open permissions on the 'iTunes' directory,

You not only need setting it on that folder, but on the parent folders as
well, starting with /home/username. Otherwise SlimServer can't even reach
the folder it'd be allowed to acces.

Michael

So that means that I need to have the SlimServer user have access to the entire /home? Any best practice suggestions?

Steven Moore
2007-06-08, 09:30
If you have an external drive you can shift your itunes library to that.

jst1
2007-06-08, 12:10
If you have an external drive you can shift your itunes library to that.

The library is at /srv/music on my linux box (same box as slimserver). My issue is only with the 'iTunes Music Library.xml' file. As far as I can see, this file needs to be in My Documents/My Music/iTunes. If I could change the location of the file or somehow use symbolic links for this file, I do not think I would be having such problems.