[Samba] Problems deleting directories on smbmounted partitions
nylle at myrealbox.com
Mon Sep 8 22:09:47 GMT 2003
I'm having some odd problems with samba in combination with fam. On my linux
system I have mounted some partitions that are shared by a Win2k machine on
my LAN. With any GUI filemanager using fam I can create files and
directories, but I can't delete directories, only files. If I try to delete a
directory, it just doesn't work. If I try to delete a directory containing
files, the files will be deleted but not the directory. I've tried different
GUI filemanagers and the only one that returns an informative error message
is nautilus which tells me the directory is "busy", so I guess fam somehow
thinks the directory is used
by some other process.
If I turn of fam, or use the console, I can delete the directories without
problems. The problem occurs only on samba shares, this problem doesn't
appear in my regular linux file system or on the local windows partitions I
have mounted. So it seems to be a problem related to fam working together with
samba (or maybe rather smbmount).
I have tried fam 2.6.7, 2.6.9 and 2.6.10 with samba 2.2.8a on two different
machine and all with the same error.
I mount the shares with the following line in /etc/fstab
//moya/180gxp1$ /mnt/180gxp1 smbfs
Is this a known problem, or am I making some glaring error?
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