[vdr] VDR deletes directories

Johannes Schoeller schoeller at izeman.net
Mon Oct 16 08:35:51 CEST 2006

Jon Burgess wrote:
> On Sat, 2006-10-14 at 09:11 +0200, Johannes Schoeller wrote:
>> Reinhard Walter Buchner wrote:
>>> Hi Udo,
>>>> Reinhard Walter Buchner wrote:
>>>>> I have the same problem (still using an older version of VDR, tho).
>>>>> VDR does delete the contents of the directory, but it doesn't
>>>>> always delete the primary directory below 'video'. In your example
>>>>> you (or in my case me ;o)) still have
>>>>> /video/nano/Die_Welt_von_morgen/
>>>>> (being empty) left over. 
>>>> If it happens next time, check:
>>>> - Owning user and group of the folder
>>>> - File permissions
>>>> - User account that runs VDR
>>>> Most times when I notice that folder deleting didn't work, it was 
>>>> because the files/folders accidentally had wrong permissions or owners.
>>> I run VDR as root (the only account on the machine) and VDR
>>> created the folders, so this shouldn't be a problem, but I'll have
>>> a look at the folder's owners & permissions.
>> it's SO good to hear that i'm not alone with that 'problem'. in the
>> #vdrportal irc noone had that problem.
>> i have video[0123] nfs-mounted. vdr runs as root. vdr creates all these
>> directories and this is what syslog says:
> NFS brings in another whole level of permissions checks at the NFS
> Server. Often NFS has "root-squash" enabled which means that a root user
> on a client does NOT get equivalent root privileges when accessing files
> on the server. Try logging in as root on the client and try to "rmdir
> folder" on the same NFS folder and see what happens. 
> The correct way to fix this is to not run the server as root.
> If however you insist on bypassing these checks, /etc/exports will need
> to have a line like this on the server:
> /video0  *(rw,no_root_squash,sync)
> Then get the NFS server to reload config, remount the dir on the client
> and restart VDR too.
> 	Jon

hi jon

my /etc/exports already looks like that:


and removing dirs from the command-line also works w/o problems.
i will try plain-vanilla-vdr and report back.

regards hannes

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