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Old 04-06-2009, 10:57 PM   #1
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removing phantom "non-empty" directories


Running vector linux 5.8, as root in a terminal:

I tried recursively removing an entire folder, sub-folders, and files on one of my partitions. the command i used was rm -rdf /mnt/mypartition/myfolder

this removed ALL files as i wanted. however it only removed say 95% of folders. i still have a directory tree of folders left over that will not remove. I cannot say what these folders have in common, other than the terminal just wont give up on the notion that they are "non-empty" directories

checking a folder with ls -al reveals no files that i can see. am I missing something? how can i forcefully delete these so called "non-empty" folders? rmdir and unlink also will not work.

Thanks,
Mike
 
Old 04-06-2009, 11:58 PM   #2
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You might try "rm -vri" on a small portion of this zombie tree. It will prompt you before every attempted deletion, and perhaps give a little bit more information about why it is not deleting it.
 
Old 04-07-2009, 01:14 AM   #3
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root:# rm -vri mp3s/
rm: descend into directory `mp3s/'? y
rm: descend into directory `mp3s//Full CDs'? y
rm: descend into directory `mp3s//Full CDs/Third Eye Open'? y
rm: remove directory `mp3s//Full CDs/Third Eye Open/The String Tribute to Tool'? y
rm: remove directory `mp3s//Full CDs/Third Eye Open/The String Tribute to Tool'? y
rm: cannot remove directory `mp3s//Full CDs/Third Eye Open/The String Tribute to Tool': Directory not empty
 
Old 04-07-2009, 01:16 AM   #4
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root:# ls -al mp3s/Full\ CDs/Third\ Eye\ Open/The\ String\ Tribute\ to\ Tool/
total 4
drwxrwxrwx 1 administrator root 4096 2009-01-14 12:42 ./
drwxrwxrwx 1 administrator root 0 2007-07-01 18:42 ../


it states "total 4"... perhaps 2 hidden files of some sort?
 
Old 04-07-2009, 01:39 AM   #5
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What partition type is it? Maybe you have an FS corruption.. fsck could report it.
 
Old 04-07-2009, 02:11 AM   #6
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It sounds like your shell has alias for rm with '--one-file-system' option.
So, are there another filesystems mounted in your dirs tree?
 
Old 04-07-2009, 05:31 PM   #7
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there are no other file systems mounted in the dir tree

upon checking, the fs type is NTFS. is there any way to check ntfs from within linux or do i need to remove this drive and put it into a windows machine to run chkdsk?

i dont think this is due to corruption but i'm not ruling it out. i actually copied over this directory tree from a different drive (ext2) so i could format the other drive, and then replaced the data. the data was on this ntfs partition for maybe a week or two before i copied it all back. when i went to remove the data from this temporary ntfs partition was when this 'non-empty' directory error occured.
 
Old 04-08-2009, 06:54 AM   #8
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What do you use to mount NTFS?
 
Old 04-08-2009, 07:31 AM   #9
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I'd recommend you to update your NTFS driver.
The most recent NTFS-3G is STABLE Version 2009.4.4 (April 2, 2009).
 
Old 04-11-2009, 12:53 PM   #10
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according to slapt-get, my ntfs-3g is up to date. i dont believe it though, so i downloaded the 2009.4.4 sources as you said

but now i get an error when trying to compile:
Code:
administrator:$ ./configure
checking build system type... i686-pc-linux-gnu
checking host system type... i686-pc-linux-gnu
checking target system type... i686-pc-linux-gnu
checking for a BSD-compatible install... /usr/bin/ginstall -c
checking whether build environment is sane... yes
checking for gawk... gawk
checking whether make sets $(MAKE)... yes
checking whether to enable maintainer-specific portions of Makefiles... no
checking for gcc... gcc
checking for C compiler default output file name...
configure: error: C compiler cannot create executables
See `config.log' for more details.
i tried configure as root as well, no luck. i have compiled other programs on this system with no problems before. the config.log was not helpful to me, but i can post if needed.
 
Old 04-11-2009, 12:56 PM   #11
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Post it please, because it looks like gcc disappeared..
 
Old 04-14-2009, 05:28 PM   #12
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contents of config.log:
Code:
This file contains any messages produced by compilers while
running configure, to aid debugging if configure makes a mistake.

It was created by ntfs-3g configure 2009.4.4, which was
generated by GNU Autoconf 2.61.  Invocation command line was

  $ ./configure 

## --------- ##
## Platform. ##
## --------- ##

hostname = fileserver
uname -m = i686
uname -r = 2.6.18.5
uname -s = Linux
uname -v = #2 SMP PREEMPT Sat Dec 9 19:01:25 MST 2006

/usr/bin/uname -p = athlon-4
/bin/uname -X     = unknown

/bin/arch              = i686
/usr/bin/arch -k       = unknown
/usr/convex/getsysinfo = unknown
/usr/bin/hostinfo      = unknown
/bin/machine           = unknown
/usr/bin/oslevel       = unknown
/bin/universe          = unknown

PATH: /usr/local/bin
PATH: /usr/bin
PATH: /usr/sbin
PATH: /bin
PATH: /opt/bin
PATH: /usr/X11/bin
PATH: /usr/local/games
PATH: /usr/lib/java/bin
PATH: /usr/lib/java/jre/bin
PATH: /usr/lib/qt/bin
PATH: /opt/seamonkey/bin
PATH: /usr/local/sbin
PATH: /usr/sbin
PATH: /sbin


## ----------- ##
## Core tests. ##
## ----------- ##

configure:2041: checking build system type
configure:2059: result: i686-pc-linux-gnu
configure:2081: checking host system type
configure:2096: result: i686-pc-linux-gnu
configure:2118: checking target system type
configure:2133: result: i686-pc-linux-gnu
configure:2177: checking for a BSD-compatible install
configure:2233: result: /usr/bin/ginstall -c
configure:2244: checking whether build environment is sane
configure:2287: result: yes
configure:2352: checking for gawk
configure:2368: found /usr/bin/gawk
configure:2379: result: gawk
configure:2390: checking whether make sets $(MAKE)
configure:2411: result: yes
configure:2598: checking whether to enable maintainer-specific portions of Makefiles
configure:2607: result: no
configure:2782: checking for gcc
configure:2798: found /usr/bin/gcc
configure:2809: result: gcc
configure:2845: checking for C compiler version
configure:2852: gcc --version >&5
gcc (GCC) 3.4.6
Copyright (C) 2006 Free Software Foundation, Inc.
This is free software; see the source for copying conditions.  There is NO
warranty; not even for MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE.

configure:2855: $? = 0
configure:2862: gcc -v >&5
Reading specs from /usr/lib/gcc/i486-slackware-linux/3.4.6/specs
Configured with: ../gcc-3.4.6/configure --prefix=/usr --enable-shared --enable-threads=posix --enable-__cxa_atexit --disable-checking --with-gnu-ld --verbose --target=i486-slackware-linux --host=i486-slackware-linux
Thread model: posix
gcc version 3.4.6
configure:2865: $? = 0
configure:2872: gcc -V >&5
gcc: `-V' option must have argument
configure:2875: $? = 1
configure:2898: checking for C compiler default output file name
configure:2925: gcc -O2 -march=i586 -mtune=i686   conftest.c  >&5
/usr/lib/gcc/i486-slackware-linux/3.4.6/../../../../i486-slackware-linux/bin/ld:/usr/lib/gcc/i486-slackware-linux/3.4.6/../../../libc.so: file format not recognized; treating as linker script
/usr/lib/gcc/i486-slackware-linux/3.4.6/../../../../i486-slackware-linux/bin/ld:/usr/lib/gcc/i486-slackware-linux/3.4.6/../../../libc.so:5: parse error
collect2: ld returned 1 exit status
configure:2928: $? = 1
configure:2966: result: 
configure: failed program was:
| /* confdefs.h.  */
| #define PACKAGE_NAME "ntfs-3g"
| #define PACKAGE_TARNAME "ntfs-3g"
| #define PACKAGE_VERSION "2009.4.4"
| #define PACKAGE_STRING "ntfs-3g 2009.4.4"
| #define PACKAGE_BUGREPORT "ntfs-3g-devel@lists.sf.net"
| #define PACKAGE "ntfs-3g"
| #define VERSION "2009.4.4"
| #define _GNU_SOURCE 1
| /* end confdefs.h.  */
| 
| int
| main ()
| {
| 
|   ;
|   return 0;
| }
configure:2973: error: C compiler cannot create executables
See `config.log' for more details.

## ---------------- ##
## Cache variables. ##
## ---------------- ##

ac_cv_build=i686-pc-linux-gnu
ac_cv_env_CCC_set=
ac_cv_env_CCC_value=
ac_cv_env_CC_set=
ac_cv_env_CC_value=
ac_cv_env_CFLAGS_set=set
ac_cv_env_CFLAGS_value='-O2 -march=i586 -mtune=i686'
ac_cv_env_CPPFLAGS_set=
ac_cv_env_CPPFLAGS_value=
ac_cv_env_CPP_set=
ac_cv_env_CPP_value=
ac_cv_env_CXXCPP_set=
ac_cv_env_CXXCPP_value=
ac_cv_env_CXXFLAGS_set=set
ac_cv_env_CXXFLAGS_value='-O2 -march=i586 -mtune=i686'
ac_cv_env_CXX_set=
ac_cv_env_CXX_value=
ac_cv_env_F77_set=
ac_cv_env_F77_value=
ac_cv_env_FFLAGS_set=
ac_cv_env_FFLAGS_value=
ac_cv_env_FUSE_MODULE_CFLAGS_set=
ac_cv_env_FUSE_MODULE_CFLAGS_value=
ac_cv_env_FUSE_MODULE_LIBS_set=
ac_cv_env_FUSE_MODULE_LIBS_value=
ac_cv_env_LDCONFIG_set=
ac_cv_env_LDCONFIG_value=
ac_cv_env_LDFLAGS_set=
ac_cv_env_LDFLAGS_value=
ac_cv_env_LIBS_set=
ac_cv_env_LIBS_value=
ac_cv_env_PKG_CONFIG_set=
ac_cv_env_PKG_CONFIG_value=
ac_cv_env_build_alias_set=
ac_cv_env_build_alias_value=
ac_cv_env_host_alias_set=
ac_cv_env_host_alias_value=
ac_cv_env_target_alias_set=
ac_cv_env_target_alias_value=
ac_cv_host=i686-pc-linux-gnu
ac_cv_path_install='/usr/bin/ginstall -c'
ac_cv_prog_AWK=gawk
ac_cv_prog_ac_ct_CC=gcc
ac_cv_prog_make_make_set=yes
ac_cv_target=i686-pc-linux-gnu

## ----------------- ##
## Output variables. ##
## ----------------- ##

ACLOCAL='${SHELL} /home/administrator/Desktop/Downloads/ntfs-3g-2009.4.4/missing --run aclocal-1.9'
AMDEPBACKSLASH=''
AMDEP_FALSE=''
AMDEP_TRUE=''
AMTAR='${SHELL} /home/administrator/Desktop/Downloads/ntfs-3g-2009.4.4/missing --run tar'
AR=''
AUTOCONF='${SHELL} /home/administrator/Desktop/Downloads/ntfs-3g-2009.4.4/missing --run autoconf'
AUTOHEADER='${SHELL} /home/administrator/Desktop/Downloads/ntfs-3g-2009.4.4/missing --run autoheader'
AUTOMAKE='${SHELL} /home/administrator/Desktop/Downloads/ntfs-3g-2009.4.4/missing --run automake-1.9'
AWK='gawk'
CC='gcc'
CCDEPMODE=''
CFLAGS='-O2 -march=i586 -mtune=i686'
CPP=''
CPPFLAGS=''
CXX=''
CXXCPP=''
CXXDEPMODE=''
CXXFLAGS='-O2 -march=i586 -mtune=i686'
CYGPATH_W='echo'
DEFS=''
DEPDIR=''
ECHO='echo'
ECHO_C=''
ECHO_N='-n'
ECHO_T=''
EGREP=''
ENABLE_MOUNT_HELPER_FALSE=''
ENABLE_MOUNT_HELPER_TRUE=''
EXEEXT=''
F77=''
FFLAGS=''
FUSE_INTERNAL_FALSE=''
FUSE_INTERNAL_TRUE=''
FUSE_MODULE_CFLAGS=''
FUSE_MODULE_LIBS=''
GENERATE_LDSCRIPT_FALSE=''
GENERATE_LDSCRIPT_TRUE=''
GREP=''
INSTALL_DATA='${INSTALL} -m 644'
INSTALL_LIBRARY_FALSE=''
INSTALL_LIBRARY_TRUE=''
INSTALL_PROGRAM='${INSTALL}'
INSTALL_SCRIPT='${INSTALL}'
INSTALL_STRIP_PROGRAM='${SHELL} $(install_sh) -c -s'
LDCONFIG=''
LDFLAGS=''
LIBFUSE_LITE_LIBS=''
LIBNTFS_3G_VERSION='54'
LIBOBJS=''
LIBS=''
LIBTOOL=''
LN_S=''
LTLIBOBJS=''
MAINT='#'
MAINTAINER_MODE_FALSE=''
MAINTAINER_MODE_TRUE='#'
MAKEINFO='${SHELL} /home/administrator/Desktop/Downloads/ntfs-3g-2009.4.4/missing --run makeinfo'
MKDIR_P=''
MV=''
NTFS_DEVICE_DEFAULT_IO_OPS_FALSE=''
NTFS_DEVICE_DEFAULT_IO_OPS_TRUE=''
OBJEXT=''
OUTPUT_FORMAT=''
PACKAGE='ntfs-3g'
PACKAGE_BUGREPORT='ntfs-3g-devel@lists.sf.net'
PACKAGE_NAME='ntfs-3g'
PACKAGE_STRING='ntfs-3g 2009.4.4'
PACKAGE_TARNAME='ntfs-3g'
PACKAGE_VERSION='2009.4.4'
PATH_SEPARATOR=':'
PKG_CONFIG=''
RANLIB=''
REALLYSTATIC_FALSE=''
REALLYSTATIC_TRUE=''
RM=''
RUN_LDCONFIG_FALSE=''
RUN_LDCONFIG_TRUE=''
SED=''
SET_MAKE=''
SHELL='/bin/sh'
STRIP=''
VERSION='2009.4.4'
WINDOWS_FALSE=''
WINDOWS_TRUE=''
ac_ct_CC='gcc'
ac_ct_CXX=''
ac_ct_F77=''
am__fastdepCC_FALSE=''
am__fastdepCC_TRUE=''
am__fastdepCXX_FALSE=''
am__fastdepCXX_TRUE=''
am__include=''
am__leading_dot='.'
am__quote=''
am__tar='${AMTAR} chof - "$$tardir"'
am__untar='${AMTAR} xf -'
bindir='${exec_prefix}/bin'
build='i686-pc-linux-gnu'
build_alias=''
build_cpu='i686'
build_os='linux-gnu'
build_vendor='pc'
datadir='${datarootdir}'
datarootdir='${prefix}/share'
docdir='${datarootdir}/doc/${PACKAGE_TARNAME}'
dvidir='${docdir}'
exec_prefix='NONE'
host='i686-pc-linux-gnu'
host_alias=''
host_cpu='i686'
host_os='linux-gnu'
host_vendor='pc'
htmldir='${docdir}'
includedir='${prefix}/include'
infodir='${datarootdir}/info'
install_sh='/home/administrator/Desktop/Downloads/ntfs-3g-2009.4.4/install-sh'
libdir='${exec_prefix}/lib'
libexecdir='${exec_prefix}/libexec'
localedir='${datarootdir}/locale'
localstatedir='${prefix}/var'
mandir='${datarootdir}/man'
mkdir_p='mkdir -p --'
ntfs3gincludedir=''
oldincludedir='/usr/include'
pdfdir='${docdir}'
pkgconfigdir=''
prefix='NONE'
program_transform_name='s,x,x,'
psdir='${docdir}'
rootbindir=''
rootlibdir=''
rootsbindir=''
sbindir='${exec_prefix}/sbin'
sharedstatedir='${prefix}/com'
sysconfdir='${prefix}/etc'
target='i686-pc-linux-gnu'
target_alias=''
target_cpu='i686'
target_os='linux-gnu'
target_vendor='pc'

## ----------- ##
## confdefs.h. ##
## ----------- ##

#define PACKAGE_NAME "ntfs-3g"
#define PACKAGE_TARNAME "ntfs-3g"
#define PACKAGE_VERSION "2009.4.4"
#define PACKAGE_STRING "ntfs-3g 2009.4.4"
#define PACKAGE_BUGREPORT "ntfs-3g-devel@lists.sf.net"
#define PACKAGE "ntfs-3g"
#define VERSION "2009.4.4"
#define _GNU_SOURCE 1

configure: exit 77
 
Old 04-14-2009, 05:33 PM   #13
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So you have /usr/lib/libc.so.5 ? Usually the only libc is /lib/libc.so.6 . Try to find out what package installs the file.. Also, what does "file /usr/lib/lib.so.6" print?
 
Old 04-14-2009, 05:59 PM   #14
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i think what you're seeing on that line is a semicolon ":" and not a period "." with "libc.so:5: parse error" ??

"file /usr/lib/lib.so.6" prints no file or directory. neither does lib.so.5 or libc.so.6 or 5.
however, "file /usr/lib/libc.so" prints: ASCII C program text
 
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Erm, could you post it? It looks like it shouldn't be there..
 
  


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