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Re: Broken video DVDs (no executable bits on *_TS folders)

Axel Thimm wrote:

some home made DVDs by some software is creating *_TS folders with
0400 permissions. This means that only root can really change into
these folders.

Is there a way to tell Fedora to always paste executional bits onto
video DVDs?

I'm trying to convert some people to use Fedora for their home systems
and when they find out that Fedora will ignore their home made DVDs
they don't really care that their Wincrap software generated a bad DVD
("after all it runs on the DVD player").

So while Fedora is actually doing The Right Thing, it is hindering its
own acceptance. :(

I can't imagine any change which would make that work and still be remotely functional behavior. Turning off permissions checking on directories isn't going to happen.

You *might* be able to write a user-mode filesystem which ran as root and made the media available with other permissions, or the xorisso package might let you keep the metadata in memory with changed permissions. Finally, you could make a copy of just the directory structure on a ramdisk, update the directory permissions, then write a symlink to each file in the ramdiskf/s and access stuff that way. I think that would work, but it's *UGLY*!

The DVDs are broken, tell your friends their software is crap. And that the media will not play in certain Blu-Ray players which check properly. That might make a better connection.

Bill Davidsen <davidsen tmr com>
  "We have more to fear from the bungling of the incompetent than from
the machinations of the wicked."  - from Slashdot

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