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10.4.6 and write-protected Folders on the Server

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Schenemene Calculating status...
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Since 10.4.6 all Folders on my mounted Volumes (Sun-Server) will be write-protected. I cannot disable write-protect. Repairing permissions will not help.
Dual G5 2,5 GHz, Mac OS X (10.4.5), 10.4.6
  • bepunkt Calculating status...
    Same problem here...

      Mac OS X (10.4.5)   10.4.6
  • ovaz Calculating status...
    same problem here.

    server runs mac os x server 10.3.9, client 10.4.6

    most (not all...) of the sharepoints are locked. that means no changes possible at the top level of the sharepoint. when you go down into the folders, everything is ok.

    when i do "get info" on the sharepoint/folder, "locked" is checked.

    have not yet found any logic why certain folders are not locked.

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  • bepunkt Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    the only thing i can do is drag a local folder on the server (and files) but i can't delete a folder. i have re-installed 10.4.5...
    Mac OS X (10.4.5), 10.4.6
  • bluemurmur Calculating status...
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    Apr 4, 2006 10:30 AM (in response to bepunkt)
    I noticed that a newly created folder (created from machine that began with 10.4 and greater) isnt locked. Could this have to do with folders created pre-10.4?

    Just thinking... and trying to find a solution.
  • Basher Calculating status...
    Having same issues here
    10.4.5 Server serving 4 volumes
    10.4.6 clients show some volumes & folders locked
    10.4.5 clients can access same folders & volumes no prop.

    (Updating 10.4.6 Server borked so it kept crashing after restart. Clean install & combo update did the same thing. So server set up is basically new. Permission issues must be coming from folder & volumes themselves?)
    G5 [D2.7 2.5GB Ram], Mac OS X (10.4.6)
  • ovaz Level 1 Level 1 (10 points)
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    Apr 4, 2006 10:53 PM (in response to bluemurmur)
    i think it is really something about the creation date (or rather the system used then) of a folder.

    i checked on our fileserver, all the folders locked were created a long time ago, the few folders not locked were created after a certain date.

    now i have to find out what exactly was this date? did we go to os 10.4 on the clients, started to use 10.3 as the first os x client system or changed something on the server?

    so as a workaround until apple fixes this bug, it should work to recreate the folders on the server, move all the contents and get rid of the "old" folders, right ?
    Mac OS X (10.4.5)
  • ovaz Level 1 Level 1 (10 points)
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    Apr 4, 2006 11:15 PM (in response to ovaz)
    just realized something in our case -> most of the folders locked were created on our old Mac OS 9 AppleShare IP server. Some have creation dates like 1995.....

    I have a few folders where i am not sure under which system they were created, but it's looks definitely something like it matters under which server system the folders were created.
    Mac OS X (10.4.5)
  • Basher Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Apr 4, 2006 11:39 PM (in response to ovaz)

    Just created new folders on server, copied files, deleted old folders,
    renamed new folders and created share new share points.

    Back to normal
    G5 [D2.7 2.5GB Ram], Mac OS X (10.4.6)
  • Basher Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Apr 5, 2006 12:05 AM (in response to Schenemene)
    Our server is OSX, created the new folders/sharepoints on the server.
    Can you get the info transferred into folders you create?
    G5 [D2.7 2.5GB Ram], Mac OS X (10.4.6)
  • Tim Haigh Calculating status...
    I upgraded my server to 10.4.6 and using the shareware app sharepoints created some new sharepoints. I logged in from another mac using 10.4.6 and all my existing and new sharepoints have read/write access.

    If using sharepoints you can use the app to reset your permissions on each shared volume/folder. Or you can use your terminal.

    If using OSX server you could reset the permissions on the sharepoints using the workgroup manager or the terminal

    a typical way to set the permissions on a directory and including is contents is to issue a command on the actual server or using ssh to login to the server.

    sudo chmod -R 770 /Volumes/Sharepoint

    This would give the owner and the group full read/write access to that particular folder and its contents.
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