Can't see/delete invalid symlinks from winnt client
chamas at shell18.ba.best.com
Wed Nov 25 03:02:02 GMT 1998
I am just starting to use Samba and have run into a snag of
sorts. Basically, when browsing from a client, I can't
see invalid symlinks...
This comes up, when I issue a delete on a samba serviced
Solaris folder from a WinNT client. The folder
begins to be deleted until it hits a symlink that
references part of the folder that is already deleted,
and now points to nothing.
The client coughs up an error:
Can't remove folder perl: Cannot create a file when
that file already exists.
On the client end, I can't see the symlink by clicking
on the empty folder.
On the server end, the only thing in the folder "perl"
is a bad symlink. If I 'touch' what the symlink
is pointing to, I can delete the symlink.
How do I configure things so that I can delete this
symlinks from a WinNT client?
I have smbd 1.9.18p10 running on Solaris 2.6,
client is WinNT 4.0 SP4
I have 'wide links = yes' set in my smb.conf.
No other symlink related settings.
I know that I can just delete the directories
on the UNIX end, but I was hoping that my WinNT
client could deal with these symlinks.
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