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Nancy and Mike Androff
2004-02-26, 22:47
I'm trying to configure slimserver with a new music
folder value, but it keeps coming back with the
message "Oops - "/home/music/songs" doesn't seem to be
a valid directory. Try again." The directory is
definitely there. Oddly, it accepts "/home/music" as
a valid value.

My setup:
I'm running the server on RedHat Linux 9.2. I have a
user named "music" in a group name "music". I added
the slimserver user to the "music" group as well, just
in case it needed write access to the music folder.
The directory and all subdirs and MP3s in
/home/music/songs are owned by user "music", have the
group set to "music", and have permissions set to r/w,
r/w, r.

Are there file ownership and/or permission settings
I'm supposed to be using for the music folder, or is
there some other trick I'm missing? Do root or
slimserver need to own the directory, or do I need to
add world writability? Any ideas? I tried
desperately to find the answer in the documentation
and in this mailing list, but to no avail.

kdf
2004-02-26, 23:01
Quoting Nancy and Mike Androff <androff_96 (AT) yahoo (DOT) com>:

> I'm trying to configure slimserver with a new music
> folder value, but it keeps coming back with the
> message "Oops - "/home/music/songs" doesn't seem to be
> a valid directory. Try again." The directory is
> definitely there. Oddly, it accepts "/home/music" as
> a valid value.
>
> My setup:
> I'm running the server on RedHat Linux 9.2. I have a
> user named "music" in a group name "music". I added
> the slimserver user to the "music" group as well, just
> in case it needed write access to the music folder.
> The directory and all subdirs and MP3s in
> /home/music/songs are owned by user "music", have the
> group set to "music", and have permissions set to r/w,
> r/w, r.
>
> Are there file ownership and/or permission settings
> I'm supposed to be using for the music folder, or is
> there some other trick I'm missing? Do root or
> slimserver need to own the directory, or do I need to
> add world writability? Any ideas? I tried
> desperately to find the answer in the documentation
> and in this mailing list, but to no avail.

if you are in /home/music, and you do ls -l, does song have x permission?
given that you have a user, music, you probably have to make it world readable.
Slimserver installs and runs as user slimserver, or root depending on your
setup. for folders, you need to have +x as well as +r (+w isn't needed).

hope that helps.

cheers,
kdf