4.3: odd behaviour with symbolic links in media tree

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zanewilson
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4.3: odd behaviour with symbolic links in media tree

Post by zanewilson » Mon May 21, 2007 10:08 am

All,

I have just upgraded my Fedora Core 5 to 6 and reinstalled TwonkyVision server at version 4.3 (previous was 3.1 and working very nicely).

To gather all my media into a coherent folder structure fro twonky, I created a directory called /usr/local/TwonkyVision/MediaLinks with 3 subdirectories:

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# cd /usr/local/TwonkyVision/MediaLinks/
# ls -l
.:
total 12
drwxr-xr-x 2 root root 4096 Mar 19 11:32 Music
drwxr-xr-x 2 root root 4096 Mar 16 20:34 Photo
drwxr-xr-x 2 root root 4096 May 19 11:19 Video
In these I created symbolic links to all of the actual media:

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# ls -lR *
./Music:
total 0
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 37 May 19 18:25 Other -> /Media/big/albert/stuff/Media2/MusicS
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 30 May 19 18:25 Structured -> /Media/Music/Music/Structured/
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 32 May 19 18:25 Unstructured -> /Media/Music/Music/Unstructured/

./Photo:
total 0
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 15 May 19 18:25 Photos -> /mirror/Photos/

./Video:
total 0
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 13 May 19 18:25 DVDs -> /prague/DVDs/
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 14 May 19 18:25 Movies -> /Media/Movies/
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 26 May 19 18:25 Music Videos -> /Media/Music/Music Videos/
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 10 May 19 18:25 TV -> /Media/TV/
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 24 May 19 18:25 Unfiled Shows -> /Media/download/complete/
Under 3.1 this worked fine. However under 4.3 if I use this scheme, it goes very screwy. The directory names are truncated and malformed, and the tree is mangled. With 3.1 navigating Video->Folder would end up with the 5 symlinks above as the 5 folders at that level, and then I could navigate down into the media. Now, I get this under Video->Folder (small excerpt - there are 1554 folder entries at this level!):

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al
al Intent
ars
l Victims Unit
USA 2
Prarie
Biggest Loser s03e11 & s03e12
chived to DVD]
ived
S S3 1-9
stargate
When not using sym links, there is no corruption of the tree.

Does TwonkyVision 4.3 no longer support symbolic links in the media tree, or is there something else odd here? The option "followlinks=1" is set in both 4.3 and 3.1 ini files (though I couldn't find how to edit this in 4.3).

Regards,
Zane.

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Post by twonky-christian » Sun Jun 03, 2007 8:14 am

try 4.4 beta 3 - it fixes this

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