[mythtv-users] Opening a symlink over smb

DFishburn dfishburn.mythtv at gmail.com
Sat Jul 14 02:25:33 UTC 2012

I am using Mythbuntu 12.04 with XBMC 11.0.

I didn't realize XMBC didn't support 0.25 fixes, so I am trying to find 
some stop gap measures.

What I did was the following:

1.  Created a new directory "renames".
2.  Used mythlink.pl to create symlinks in this directory.
3.  Added a new samba share
4.  Try to watch the recordings over samba using the link human readable 

This always leads to permission denied errors.
This also occurs if I map the drive on my Windows box and try to get VLC 
to play it.

I was hoping someone who has more experience at this could spot my 
problem or tell me how to do it right.

This is my directory:
drwxrwxr-x 11 motion mythtv  8192 Jul  1 14:30 ./
drwxr-xr-x 16 root   root    4096 Jul  3 19:18 ../
drwxrwxrwx  3 mythtv mythtv 40960 Jul 13 00:00 recordings/
drwxrwxrwx  2 mythtv mythtv  8192 Jul 13 22:02 renames/

This is the recording I am trying to play:
fishburn at myth:/media/mythtv/renames$ ll 
lrwxrwxrwx 1 mythtv mythtv 48 Jul 13 22:02 
-> /media/mythtv/recordings/1004_20120513210100.mpg*

fishburn at myth:/media/mythtv/renames$ ll 
-rwxrwxrwx 1 mythtv mythtv 4632797184 May 13 23:00 

On windows, I map the drive using the mythtv user.

This is my samba config.
workgroup = MSHOME
server string = %h server (Samba, Mythbuntu)
log file = /var/log/samba/log.%m
max log size = 1000
syslog = 0
panic action = /usr/share/samba/panic-action %d
dns proxy = no
security = user
printing = bsd

domain master = yes
local master = yes
preferred master = yes
os level = 100
netbios name = OPENELEC
security = user
guest account = root
wins support = yes
syslog only = yes
name resolve order = lmhosts wins bcast host
printcap name = /dev/null
load printers = no

path = /media/mythtv/renames
available = yes
browsable = yes
public = yes
writable = yes
valid users = mythtv atv
create mask = 0777

In Windows explorer, I am simply trying to copy the file (link name) to 
a different directory.
"You need permission to perform this action"

In my XBMC logs I see (different file but the same for each of them):
20:54:06 T:62325248    INFO: FileSmb->Open: Unable to open file : 
                                             unix_err:'d' error : 
'Permission denied'

Any suggestions for me?


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