[mythtv-users] Userfreindly filenames of .nuv files?
ffrr at tpg.com.au
Thu Nov 24 03:44:06 EST 2005
>> This is as far as I know not true. I have used symlinks over NFS in
>> the past quite extensively.
>> Typically they should be relative. Does this script perhaps use
>> absolute links?
Don't know. Is that easy to fix?
>> (Incidentally, programs which don't show symbolic links in their file
>> dialogs are really broken)
> Jules is basically right. The problem is not that the remote
> filesystem doesn't follow symlinks, it's that NFS allows the symlink
> to be read as a symlink. Then, the local kernel attempts to follow
> the symlink and that file location doesn't exist on your local
> machine. If you make sure that the path to the recordings directory
> is identical on the local filesystem, it will work. For example, if
> you have your recordings in "/myth/recordings" on the backend, either
> mount "/myth" at "/myth" or mount the recordings directory at
> "/myth/recordings" (depending on how much of the myth tree you want
That might be easy enough to do.
> Another option is to use Samba. With Samba you can a) specify a
> password (unlike NFS, which simply uses UID--which is easy to fake),
hmmm, but security isn't an issue
> b) potentially get better filesystem performance (although tuning
> Samba is significantly more difficult than tuning NFS, so often you
> get worse performance), c) access the linked files (Samba allows you
> to specify you want it to follow symlinks for you since Windows
> doesn't support symlinks).
Yes it would have to wouldn't it !
Thanks for the ideas guys.
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