On Mon, Oct 22, 2012 at 12:32:02PM +0100, Musus Umbra wrote:
> I've been bitten by this .DirIcon issue before; in my case the problem
> shows up whenever the directory and .DirIcon are owned by different
> users. Whether the user that owns the things is me or not doesn't
> matter, as long as I can read them.
> FWIW, my setup now has both the directory and .DirIcon owned by the same
> (non-)user, "mp3" in my case, and the directory is writable by a group
> to which all users I want to allow to write to the thing belong.
Thanks a lot, your description matches exactly what i just
found in the source code, on lines 291-292 of diritem.c:
* .DirIcon and AppRun must have the same owner as the
* directory itself, to prevent abuse of /tmp, etc.
Both together make me all the more more eager to go home and
verify. Unfortunately, that will have to wait -- got work to
Usually, my music collection is, concerning ownerships,
organized just as yours. Only just now I'm reorganizing
everything and intended to fix ownerships and permissions
afterwards -- perhaps it is just the current mess causing my
problems. I also thought to have tested the case in question
(directory and .DirIcon owned by same user, but not me), but
maybe I had already been too confused to do so.
Will report back later, regards,