[vdr] small patch for vdr.c: continue even with read-only video directory

Klaus Schmidinger Klaus.Schmidinger at tvdr.de
Sun Mar 10 12:18:21 CET 2013


On 09.03.2013 21:24, Peter Münster wrote:
> Hi Klaus,
>
> Could you please delete line 577 from vdr.c or do something similar to
> let vdr continue even with read-only video directory?
>
> vdr runs fine with this patch on my system, and it's important for me,
> that vdr cannot write anything to the video directory.
> (see also http://pmrb.free.fr/vdr/)
>
> Here a small patch:
>
> --8<---------------cut here---------------start------------->8---
> --- vdr.c.orig	2013-03-09 21:13:57.846826771 +0100
> +++ vdr.c	2013-03-09 21:16:33.503521762 +0100
> @@ -574,7 +574,6 @@
>
>     if (!DirectoryOk(VideoDirectory, true)) {
>        fprintf(stderr, "vdr: can't access video directory %s\n", VideoDirectory);
> -     return 2;
>        }
>
>     // Daemon mode:
> --8<---------------cut here---------------end--------------->8---
>
> If you prefer, I can write a better patch: stop if not readable, warn if
> not writable.

I'm afraid we're too close to releasing version 2.0.0 to make such
changes now.

Besides, why don't you just use a writeable video directory and mount
your read-only directory below that? Something like

/video
/video/readonly

Klaus



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