I get the message mentioned in the subject when trying to mount as a non-root user.
My fstab entry is
https://our-bscw-server/bscw/bscw.cgi/:palme /mnt/BSCW/ davfs user,noauto 0 0
The user trying to mount is the owner of the mount point.
root can mount without problems!!
What could be wrong?
Thanks in advance...
Don't use trailing slash with the mount point in fstab. Just '/mnt/BSCW'. The trailing slash will not appear in /proc/mounts and this will give problems when unmounting.
When mounting as non-root user, you must *not* give any options on the command line. Just 'mount /mnt/BSCW'. davfs2 will not allow any differences between command line and fstab for ordinary users, as this would undermine the control by root.
If there are still problems, I at least need:
full text of fstab-entry
full text of command line
full text of davfs2 output
Thanks. The trailing slash was the problem -- it works now.
But it works sloooowly. When using http (no SSL), it works a littlke bit faster. Is this a general problem or our server (BSCW 4.3)?
(Over the web it works fine and also the KDE webdavs:// protocol works faster!)
Hmm... mounting and reading works fine, but when I try to copy files to the file system, empty files arrive. Is there any known bug concerning this?
davfs2 is slow because it translates every file system call of applications into a HTTP request. Applications build for WebDAV can take care of this but davfs2 works with any application. Most of them think file system calls are cheap.
To overcome this I am working on extended caching.
Please send a more detailed example, including input and output from command line, so I can better understand what's the problem.
Hmm... very strange...
That's what I did:
- copy files to davfs
=> they have been well readable on the davfs
- deleted the files with BSCW
- tried to copy again
=> Error message
tacitus [12:16] ~/Tests/BSCW>cp * /mnt/BSCW/Test/
cp: reguläre Datei ,,/mnt/BSCW/Test/test_Word.doc" kann nicht angelegt werden: Datei oder Verzeichnis nicht gefunden
- copied with Konqueror/webdav
=> files arrives but on davfs shown as zero length
- removed on davfs
- copied again on davfs
(I hope I correctly reconstructed what I did...)
That's what the mount command shows:
http://Our-BSCW-Server/bscw/bscw.cgi/:palme on /mnt/BSCW type coda (rw,nodev,noexec,nosuid,device=/dev/davfs0,user=palme)
I could reproduce the error.
It is a bug in davfs2. Will take some time to fix it.
I think the bug is fixed no.
You may get the bug fixed code from CVS an compile.
But there will also be a new release soon.
I just installed the Debian package davfs2 0.2.8-1sarge1 from your site. After setting /usr/lib/mount.davfs-2.* to "setuid" I could mount our BSCW file system as a normal user and the files showed their real contents (sorry, I had no time to test more for now).
A possible improvement:
When being installed, the package should ask wether to set the two files "setuid" or not, accompanied by the appropriate warnings. Other packages do so too. This is a real stumbling block, I think.
Thanks and greetings, Hubert
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