I've never seen this in rox or on the command line... but the only fat formatted systems I use are my mp3 player and occasional USB stick - I only ever copy stuff owned by me & the filestsytem is mounted in my user name. I got round the 'everthing is executable' problem by setting dmask & fmask in fstab, e.g.
I sometimes get similar errors when I copy over nfs though - but it has never been a problem, the file still copies and I just ignore the errors that come up in the action window!
> Date: Thu, 17 Mar 2011 18:44:46 +0100 > From: email@example.com > To: firstname.lastname@example.org > Subject: Re: [rox-devel] Patch for copy files: newer/quiet behaviour > > Il giorno Thu, 17 Mar 2011 15:54:37 +0200 > "Omair Eshkenazi" <email@example.com> ha scritto: > > > Quoting "Nicola Fontana" <firstname.lastname@example.org>: > > > Il giorno Wed, 16 Mar 2011 16:00:49 +0200 > > > FAT is a quite primitive file system that does not handle owner > > > nor permissions, so it is expected they cannot be set. I presume > > > that with "problem" Rogutės was referring to the fact that rox > > > keeps complaining. > > While FAT can't handle permissions (thus making everything executable, > > for example), I think the problem with Rox can be mitigated by > > reformatting the drive: I use a USB drive with a FAT32 filesystem and > > don't get any errors, having reformatted the drive, so it's probably > > either a FAT16/32 matter or maybe I appear as the owner? > > I don't know your specific case, but I found dealing with FAT > filesystems quite combersome. > > Although generally changing mode bits and ownership is silently > ignored, there are still some cases when this triggers errors: > > [root@localhost ~]# mount -tvfat /dev/sdb1 /media/usb > [root@localhost ~]# touch a > [root@localhost ~]# chmod 1777 a > [root@localhost ~]# cp -pRf a /media/usb/ > cp: preserving permissions for `/media/usb/a': Operation not permitted > [root@localhost ~]# chmod 0777 a > [root@localhost ~]# cp -pRf a /media/usb/ > [root@localhost ~]# chown nicola a > [root@localhost ~]# cp -pRf a /media/usb/ > cp: failed to preserve ownership for `/media/usb/a': Operation not permitted > > No idea how (and if) to properly handle this, though. > -- > Nicola > > ------------------------------------------------------------------------------ > Colocation vs. Managed Hosting > A question and answer guide to determining the best fit > for your organization - today and in the future. > http://p.sf.net/sfu/internap-sfd2d > _______________________________________________ > rox-devel mailing list > email@example.com > https://lists.sourceforge.net/lists/listinfo/rox-devel