[mythtv-users] mythvideo delete problems

Mike altmcf at gmail.com
Tue Dec 21 21:09:47 UTC 2010

On Mon, Dec 20, 2010 at 6:19 PM, Mike <altmcf at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Mon, Dec 20, 2010 at 3:30 PM, Robert McNamara
> <robert.mcnamara at gmail.com> wrote:
>> On Mon, Dec 20, 2010 at 3:04 PM, Mike <altmcf at gmail.com> wrote:
>>> Everything new I add is with user mythtv which has rwx permission,
>>> checked that first ... I suspect this is a bug with the latest .24
>>> mythtv but wanted to see if others have this working reliably
>>> (different distro, etc)
>> It's not.  Delete in mythvideo hasn't changed since it was written.
>> All it does is call the Qt file delete functionality.  The only
>> wrinkle added when using storage groups is that the BACKEND user needs
>> rwx to the file, and don't forget permissions to traverse to those
>> directories too.  In short, it's almost always a permissions problem,
>> as Greg mentioned.  Also, you need to not be using file browse mode.
>> File deletion works on files in the database only.
>> Robert
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> For good measure I did the following ... I had them all set to 777
> previously which should not have hurt anything
> [root at myth3 /]# chmod -R 755 /storage
> [root at myth3 /]# chown -R mythtv /storage
> [root at myth3 /]# chgrp -R mythtv /storage
> then deleted all videos in /storage/videos
> then went into mythtv -> "Watch Videos", did M, turned off browse
> mode, scanned for changes, now no videos found
> I ran some tests where I copied the same file under user mythtv to
> test1.avi, test2.avi, test3.avi and did a re-scan and only test1.avi
> was found.  I am guessing that mythtv is smart enough to know these
> are all really the same file?
> I then deleted everything, scanned for changes, no videos found,
> copied 4 unique videos in, re-scanned and was able to delete them
> correctly.  Maybe something got messed up previously when I was going
> back and forth between browse and not browsing.  In browsing it must
> be keeping track of the file since it remembers video position even
> though it was not scanned in.
> Anyhow, I think previously it got into some weird mode that I suspect
> deleting everything, and re-scan with nothing, then start over might
> have fixed (with browse turned off from the get go).  Previously I was
> deleting one thing and some other video was getting deleted instead
> (at different heirarchy levels too), crashing, etc.
> Thanks for the assist,
> -Mike

bummer ... I spoke too soon, this is still acting flaky.  So I watched
the first three videos and deleted them individually after each watch.
 Then I went to play some music, went back into mythvideo and now
browse mode is enabled!  I did not turn this on ... somehow it
automagically got set.  So I then unset it and now all 4 videos are
back on the list even though only one really remains in the directory.
 This test was on mythdora .24-2


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