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Old 09-12-2009, 10:48 AM   #1
Byuel3
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Question Unable to delete MythTV folder


I am using Ubuntu Jaunty on an AMD 32 bit machine. I did the following after searching Google and Ubuntu data bases.

sudo apt-get --purge remove mythtv
This is the response I get: Package mythtv is not installed, so not removed

rm -rf .mythtv, rm -rf mythtv
and
sudo rm -rf .mythtv
Only returns me to my input prompt

Now comes the really strange part.

When I check properties on the folder this is what I get:

Owner: 116 User - #116
Group: 128
SELinux context: unknown
Last changed: unknown
You are not the owner, so you cannot change these permissions.

The basic properties has this information:
Type: folder (inode/directory)
Contents: Nothing


I don't know how that 116 information got installed, so I don't have any idea what do to now. I can open the folder, but I don't want it on my machine.
 
Old 09-12-2009, 02:31 PM   #2
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Permissions. I find it easier to use Nautilus to remove folders. Try opening Nautilus as adminiatrator via context menu or in terminal with:
Code:
gksudo nautilus
 
Old 09-12-2009, 02:32 PM   #3
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I found this thread in the Ubuntu forums. Maybe it will help.

http://ubuntuforums.org/archive/index.php/t-40848.html
 
Old 09-13-2009, 01:39 AM   #4
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My user 116 is pulse-access, yours may be mythtv. try going to System> Administration> Users and Groups.Unlock it and click "Manage Groups" button.Look for any entries containing Mythtv. Highlight entry and select properties to find id #. For # 116 make sure your name is checked - might as well also check off root. Close that then gksudo nautilus. Select problem folder; right-click and select properties and then permissions tab. Give yourself permissions to create and delete files, close and delete folder.
 
Old 09-13-2009, 09:11 PM   #5
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I want to Thank lidex. I didn't know about Nautilus and it worked great. It is going into my quick reference list of directions that I am making. Thank You very much.

Problem Solved!
 
Old 09-14-2009, 12:56 AM   #6
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Happy to help!

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