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mrbronz

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symlink not working
« on: March 03, 2012, 07:21:11 pm »

Hi all

If this question has already been asked and answered I Apologies.

I have set up an Apache2 web server on Ubuntu server 11.10 installed and running ISPConfig 3 and setup a site running Coppermine  and very happy :D

However I have read that symlinks can be used to access existing files/portions and directories in commpermine.

I have managed to test the batch add files utility defining a test directory directly in 'albums' this works fine with no problems, however, when switching to a symlink, the link, although it is displayed in the interface, shows only as a file, as does the index.php file.

Have I missed something out?

I would really appropriate pointers help and even better... A solution

Many thanks guys
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Re: symlink not working
« Reply #1 on: March 05, 2012, 12:27:38 am »

Hi there

I managed to symlink to a subdir in my website which points to the commermine cpg15x on a separate partition, all is cool!
I can upload using ftp and using the batch add until I can add files to my album. I can confirm the files are going on to my external USB drive.

When I attempt to upload files via coppermines flash, or simple upload, i am getting 'Impossible to move a_file.jpg to albums/userpics/10005/!' error

To the best of my knowledge, I have followed the support teams instructions set-out http://documentation.coppermine-gallery.net/en/upload_troubleshooting.htm,  by setting each dir (/albums, /albums/userpics, and /albums/edit) with chmod 777

I have, as suggested set up a tester account username and password tester. url http://foto.zapto.org/photos/index.php

I thank you in anticipation for any help or pointers you can give

Kind regards

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Re: symlink not working
« Reply #2 on: March 05, 2012, 02:47:32 pm »

Is that issue related to the symlink? If so, try if it works with a 'regular' setup. If not, have a look at our docs: http://documentation.coppermine-gallery.net/en/upload_troubleshooting.htm#upload_error_messages_cant_move_detail
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Re: symlink not working
« Reply #3 on: March 05, 2012, 03:10:03 pm »

Hi Andre

No i set up 2 separate sites... the first I had problem with the link not working, I places a link inside the albums dir and pointed it to my external drive. However when I go to the batch add utility it shows the link as a file and not as a dir so I can not navigate it...

So I had a flash of inspiration and created a new site and from within the /web dir created a link which pointed to my external drive where coppermine sits in a dir all of its own... this works fine for batch uploads but gives the error explained above.

I would love to resolve one or the other of these problems so that I can continue

thanks for the reply

Kind regards
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« Reply #4 on: March 05, 2012, 03:20:36 pm »

Way too little information to give you concrete help. I don't know your server setup, I don't know the paths and I still don't know which folder you symlinked. I guess it's not the userpics folder, so your 'unable to move' issue isn't related to the symlink, at least for the first setup.

Suggestion: instead of symlinks you may consider to use bind mounts, or directly mount your external drive into Coppermine's albums directory.

Does the flash uploader and/or the single HTML upload form works as expected in your first setup? If so, your temp directory setting seems to be correct.
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Re: Re: symlink not working
« Reply #5 on: March 05, 2012, 03:21:47 pm »

have a look at our docs: http://documentation.coppermine-gallery.net/en/upload_troubleshooting.htm#upload_error_messages_cant_move_detail

Sorry Andre

I have already been over the doc that you so kindly pointed out... still no go!
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Re: symlink not working
« Reply #6 on: March 05, 2012, 04:07:11 pm »

Hi Andre

What a stroke of genus...

I never even thought of creating the mount point directly in the albums folder...

Thank you

All working fine with original set-up
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« Reply #7 on: March 05, 2012, 04:10:55 pm »

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