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#1 2013-09-23 00:07:03

emphire
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From: Canada
Registered: 2007-03-21
Posts: 173

[Solved] Unable to delete directory

I have two directories that I am unable to delete and I was wondering if anyone has any ideas. The directories were created by the extra-i686-build script.

When I try to delete them (as root) it tells me the operation is not permitted. The permissions should allow root to write to them and lsattr doesn't show anything strange. I am running btrfs so I wonder if it's a btrfs bug.

# rm -rf /opt/local/
rm: cannot remove ‘/opt/local/chroot/plexhometheater/root/extra-i686/root’: Operation not permitted
rm: cannot remove ‘/opt/local/chroot/plexhometheater/root/extra-i686/jon’: Operation not permitted

# rmdir /opt/local/chroot/plexhometheater/root/extra-i686/root
rmdir: failed to remove ‘/opt/local/chroot/plexhometheater/root/extra-i686/root’: Operation not permitted

# ls -la /opt/local/chroot/plexhometheater/root/extra-i686/
total 0
drwxr-xr-x 1 root root 14 Sep 22 01:25 ./
drwxr-xr-x 1 root root 20 Sep 22 00:54 ../
drwxr-xr-x 1 root root  0 Sep 22 01:25 jon/
drwxr-xr-x 1 root root  0 Sep 22 01:25 root/

# ls -la /opt/local/chroot/plexhometheater/root/extra-i686/*
/opt/local/chroot/plexhometheater/root/extra-i686/jon:
total 0
drwxr-xr-x 1 root root  0 Sep 22 01:25 ./
drwxr-xr-x 1 root root 14 Sep 22 01:25 ../

/opt/local/chroot/plexhometheater/root/extra-i686/root:
total 0
drwxr-xr-x 1 root root  0 Sep 22 01:25 ./
drwxr-xr-x 1 root root 14 Sep 22 01:25 ../

# lsattr /opt/local/chroot/plexhometheater/root/extra-i686/
---------------- /opt/local/chroot/plexhometheater/root/extra-i686/root
---------------- /opt/local/chroot/plexhometheater/root/extra-i686/jon

# grep opt /etc/mtab
/dev/sda3 /opt btrfs rw,relatime,compress=lzo,space_cache 0 0

Last edited by emphire (2013-09-24 04:55:28)

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#2 2013-09-23 01:10:22

cfr
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From: Cymru
Registered: 2011-11-27
Posts: 5,675

Re: [Solved] Unable to delete directory

I can't recall the details of this but if I run lsattr on a bunch of directories, I get

----------I--e-- /etc
-------------e-- /boot
-------------e-- /usr

for example and not all dashes.

EDIT: Ignore this: It is because I'm using ext4.

Last edited by cfr (2013-09-23 01:11:42)


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#3 2013-09-23 07:44:40

mr.MikyMaus
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From: +3600 UT
Registered: 2006-03-31
Posts: 270

Re: [Solved] Unable to delete directory

(never mind, can't read)

Last edited by mr.MikyMaus (2013-09-23 07:45:28)


What happened to Arch's KISS? systemd sure is stupid but I must have missed the simple part ...

... and who is general Failure and why is he reading my harddisk?

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#4 2013-09-23 08:03:48

Scimmia
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Registered: 2012-09-01
Posts: 5,133

Re: [Solved] Unable to delete directory

Not a bug. It can't delete them because they're not directories, they're subvolumes. Use "btrfs subvolume delete <name>".

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#5 2013-09-24 04:55:04

emphire
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From: Canada
Registered: 2007-03-21
Posts: 173

Re: [Solved] Unable to delete directory

Perfect. Thanks Scimmia!

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