[mythtv-users] Potential Debian UID GID issues with NFS mounted recording directory?

Lonnie Borntreger myth at borntreger.com
Thu Nov 29 01:04:21 UTC 2007

On Wed, 2007-11-28 at 16:49 -0800, Eric Pheatt wrote:
> Hi all,
> I recently decided to upgrade my MBE that I have running on a Kuro
> HG/WR Nas enclosure and trashed the mounted partitions ... Long fat
> fingered story ... I was able to reinstall a mixed sarge/etch base and
> restore the recording partition and the mysql database but the UID and
> GID's on the recordings do not match the mythtv UID and GID as a
> result of the reinstall.
> Obviously I can chown the files but I vaguely remember (but can't for
> the life of me find documentation to the effect) that I'll run into
> nfs permission issues if the UID and GID's are different on the host
> and client machines.
> On my SBE/FE I installed 2 years ago using Knoppmyth the mythtv uid is
> 100 while the gid is 102 nfs mounts the entire /myth directory
> (including tv video and music) from the Nas for central storage.
> Does anyone have some easy tips/scripts for chageing system wide the
> ownership files owned by myth (or any arbitraty user for that matter)
> from one UID/GID to another if there are issues?

It would be easier to edit /etc/passwd and /etc/group on the
re-installed system and make the UID/GID for mythtv match the old

Lonnie Borntreger

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