[Dirvish] gvfs file can't be read

Loren M. Lang lorenl at alzatex.com
Thu Oct 8 22:24:59 UTC 2009

Jenny Hopkins wrote:
> 2009/10/8 Loren M. Lang <lorenl at alzatex.com>:
>> Jenny Hopkins wrote:
>>> Hullo Dirvish,
>>> I've got a backup of an ubuntu system running gnome desktop
>>> environment that won't complete the cycle, do a chmod and write to the
>>> history file because of one file:
>>> rsync: readlink_stat("/home/laurie/.gvfs") failed: Permission denied (13)
>>> rsync error: some files could not be transferred (code 23) at
>>> main.c(1524) [generator=3.0.3]
>> Are you not running the server-side of dirvish as root?
> Yes, I am - I'm sorry, I meant to say directory, hence the / on the end.
> I did try running it without the slash and that also failed.
> Root has, for the first time that I've ever seen, no permissions at
> all on this directory.

I've seen that special types of mount points such as AFS or NFSv4
w/Kerberos.  If it's the local filesystem then root should have
automatic read-write permission.  Is .gvfs a symbolic link?

If you have lsof installed, you can search for that file and see what's
using it.

> Thanks,
> Jenny
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