[mythtv-users] SVN MythWeb and Video, cannot create video_covers symlink

Mike LaPlante mike at dividia.net
Sat Jun 2 15:41:06 UTC 2007

----- Original Message -----
From: "Michael T. Dean" <mtdean at thirdcontact.com>
To: "Discussion about mythtv" <mythtv-users at mythtv.org>
Sent: Friday, June 1, 2007 4:13:55 PM (GMT-0600) America/Chicago
Subject: Re: [mythtv-users] SVN MythWeb and Video, cannot create video_covers symlink

On 06/01/2007 03:24 PM, Mike LaPlante wrote:
> Michael T. Dean wrote:
>> On 06/01/2007 01:07 PM, Mike LaPlante wrote:
>>> When I click the Video link in SVN Mythweb I get this message :
>>> Could not create a symlink to /home/mythtv/.mythtv/MythVideo
>> ...
>>> However, the symlink is there and pointing to the correct location.
>> ...
>>> Permissions look okay to me...
>>> [root at myth data]# ls -lh
>>> lrwxrwxrwx 1 apache apache   30 Jun  1 12:00 video_covers ->
>>> /home/mythtv/.mythtv/MythVideo
>>> [root at myth .mythtv]# ls -lh
>>> drwxrwxr-x 2 mythtv mythtv 4.0K Apr  3 13:02 MythVideo
>> SymLinksIfOwnerMatch enabled?  If so, "chown -h mythtv video_covers". 
>> And, remember that you'll have to create the link from now on.
> That option is not enabled, is it supposed to be?

No, but if you did have it enabled, you'd get the results you're getting
with the configuration you've shown.

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Sorry, maybe I'm missing what you are hinting at. I don't have that option enabled, yet I'm still seeing these results.

I just tried enabling that option and changing ownership of the symlink per your suggestion, but I still got the same results.

If I delete the symlink, mythweb recreates it when I click the "Video" link, and the page loads successfully, but if it already exists, regardless of ownership I get the aforementioned error. So what does that mean? I'm sure I have something configured wrong, but for the life of me I can't figure out what that is. Symlinks to things like music and such seem to be working fine.

I started out on Myth .20-fixes, and recently upgraded to SVN for firewire needs, so maybe something in the upgrade process? I know mythweb was working fine before. Upon upgrading I followed the README and got my mythweb.conf file all setup. 

Thanks again for the help.

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