Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 75758
Permissions problem with kscd and CDDB
Last modified: 2008-05-01 11:38:04 EDT
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Description of problem:
Installed RH8 with KDE and development options; KDE is default desktop. Users
do not have write permission by default to the directory that kscd uses as its
local CDDB; this causes annoying error messages to be displayed every time an CD
is inserted / remote CDDB is queried because kscd tries to write CDDB
information to local database.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Start RH8 with KDE as the default desktop.
2. Insert an audio CD.
Actual Results: Error message returned:
"Unable to write to file:
Please check your permissions and make your category directories exist.[sic]"
Expected Results: Dialog should have not been displayed; CDDB information
should have been written to local filesystem.
That's not a bug. The normal users don't have write permisson in
/usr/share/apps/kscd/cddb. If you start it as a normal users please set the
freedb Base Directory to your home e.g. /home/foo/.kde/share/apps/kscd.