#38 Symlink creation not detected

Tobias Geis

The inotify.c does not recognize a creation if a symlink.
When i symlink a directory in a watch dir, the symlink dir is not recognizes and not scanned. When i delete the dir symlink there is thrown a "file deleted" event!

But when the symlink was created befor minidlna starts initialy it will be scanned by scanner.c


  • This bug is the one thing I've found so far that makes minidnla not work perfectly for me. I use a directory with symlinks pointing to the last episode I have seen of various serials, and update the link when I have watched something.

    In rather a short time, the directory becomes empty, because minidnla sees the deletes, but not the creations of new links.

  • I thought I had a work-around, by creating hardlinks instead of symlinks, but that fails too.

  • Justin Maggard
    Justin Maggard

    Thanks for reporting this issue. It should be fixed now in the latest code in CVS. Please reopen the bug if it still doesn't work for you.

  • Justin Maggard
    Justin Maggard

    • assigned_to: nobody --> jmaggard
    • status: open --> closed-fixed