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Old 11-20-2009, 09:20 PM   #1
lhorace
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I'm working with symlinks with mount command to mount remote shares


I have a /Shares folder and I have php_workspace folder which its contents contains php files. I don't want to directly put php_workspace into /Shares folder but instead ln -s /php_workspace php_workspace within the /Shares folder. However when I mount the share with mount -t cifs to /mnt/Shares and cd into /mnt/Shares and run ls, the sym links points to non existent target on the client comp. I wonder if it's possibility to tell mount not to map sym links to local FS instead to the remote FS?
 
Old 11-21-2009, 05:05 PM   #2
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I have a /Shares folder and I have php_workspace folder which its contents contains php files. I don't want to directly put php_workspace into /Shares folder but instead ln -s /php_workspace php_workspace within the /Shares folder. However when I mount the share with mount -t cifs to /mnt/Shares and cd into /mnt/Shares and run ls, the sym links points to non existent target on the client comp. I wonder if it's possibility to tell mount not to map sym links to local FS instead to the remote FS?
Let me get this straight:

  • php_workspace is a local directory.
  • you want to create a symbolic link between /mnt/Shares and php_workspace, i.e. make php_workspace available on /mnt/Shares.
  • You're running in to trouble because you create the symlink in /mnt/Shares, then mount the remote file system on top of /mnt/Shares.
If my summary is correct, you will want to mount the directory first, then create the symbolic link.

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