Help with d????????? ? ? ? ? ? .gvfs

David brusefamelion at
Mon Jul 6 21:41:31 UTC 2009

On 7/6/2009 5:30 PM, Gene Heskett wrote:
> On Monday 06 July 2009, David wrote:
>> On 7/6/2009 11:27 AM, Gene Heskett wrote:
>>> On Monday 06 July 2009, William M. Quarles wrote:
>>>> I have a directory in my home directory named .gvfs with the following
>>>> properties when I do an ls -Al:
>>>> d?????????  ? ?       ?            ?                ? .gvfs
>>>> I can't access it, delete it, nor rename it; nor can root do any of
>>>> those things. I keep getting error messages in the terminal saying as
>>>> such, too. Does anybody know how I can fix this?
>>>> Thanks,
>>>> William
>>> I'll follow this thread too, as I have it, and its driving amanda to
>>> squawk about it.  And root cannot do anything to it either.
>> The way that you wrote this Gene I would think that your "driving amanda
>> to squawk" problem is an amanda problem not a .gvfs problem. Amanda is
>> an 'addon' backup application, correct? And .gvfs is part of the Fedora
>> operating file system. This .gvfs *belongs* there and is needed.
>> --
>>  David
> By what, David?  I'm running kde here.  I just made that script from a 
> previous message, then did a killall on the daemon, and with that gone the 
> tree if any has now been deleted.  We will wait and see what squawks.


Filesystem in Userspace

My guess would be something important.  :-)

> As far as the comment about an addon, non-approved app like amanda is 
> concerned, I have been running amanda since back in the day when redhat 
> actually supplied bru as its backup app.  Amanda beat it then, and still beats 
> anything in the fedora repos 11 years later.  Quality code generally stands 
> the test of time, particularly when it has been in active development for all 
> of those years, even before linux itself I believe as its an even older unix 
> app.  I'm running the snapshot taken on 06/22/2009 right now.  Where is bru 
> today?  I have no idea.

When I said addon I meant 'no part of the original installed operating
system'. And I would still be more inclined to pester the amanda
developers about this bug than to perhaps disable a perfectly running



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