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1 27th May 04:16
jim beard
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Default Unable To Stat .gvfs As Root


One of the several problems I have had recently has been
an attempt to install java-1.6, which complained that it
could not find .gvfs.

[jim@localhost ~]$ su
Password:
[root@localhost jim]# ls -la |grep gvfs
ls: cannot access .gvfs: Permission denied
d????????? ? ? ? ? ? .gvfs/
[root@localhost jim]# su -
[root@localhost ~]# cd /home/jim
[root@localhost jim]# ls -la |grep gvfs
ls: cannot access .gvfs: Permission denied
d????????? ? ? ? ? ? .gvfs/

Thinking an unreadable anything was of little use, i tried,
[root@localhost jim]# rm -rf .gvfs
rm: cannot remove `.gvfs': Permission denied

This apparently has something to do with the fuse software,

Anyone have any idea what is going on? How to correct it?

Cheers!

jim b.

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2 27th May 04:16
david w. hodgins
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Default Unable To Stat .gvfs As Root


The directory is created owned by the user, with rwx for the
user, and no permissions for the group or others.


Root does not have read access to the directory.

You could run "chmod a+r /home/$user/.gvfs" to give root read
access, but if I remember correctly, that gets changed back,
the next time you reboot/login.

I'd just ignore it.

Regards, Dave Hodgins

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3 27th May 04:17
jim beard
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Default Unable To Stat .gvfs As Root


Say what? I thought root had access to anything it did
not deliberately exclude from its purview. I.e. root
could set a file or directory owned by root with
chmod 003, and that would allow root to change it and
search it if a directory, but it would not be readable.

The permissions actually are dr-x------ 2 jim jim
so owner can read and search the directory but cannot
write to it, which prevents removing or adding files to
the thing. Odd.

Thanks for the answer.

Cheers!

jim b.


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