OK, I've convinced my company to give Linux a go for one more task
(I'm slowly working Linux into all the corners of our operation) -
I've told them that I can set up a single machine that can master 2 or
3 discs at once. I've got it set up and that part of it is working OK
(yes, I've applied the sg malloc patch).
The problem I'm having is with mkisofs - our CD staging area is on a
Novell server, and mkisofs doesn't like it. I type something like:
mkisofs -o something.iso /novell/server/cdimage/
and it just dumps immediately and tells me:
Directory loop - fatal goof (./dirname 5 24134164)
I've looked at the source and determined that it's using the INODE of
the directory to create a hash; I guess it's trying to build a quick
way to detect loops without having to unroll all the symlinks, etc.
The problem is that I don't think that a Novell server has Inodes, at
least not that are visible to the Linux box. Maybe it just reports
one INODE for everything? I don't know.
For now, I'm copying the entire directory over to a local area, then
doing mkisofs on that. It works, but I don't like it.
This is a great opportunity for me to demonstrate something really
cool and important to the company, that NT just can't do (that I know
of) and Linux doesn't have any trouble with.
Any suggestions, anyone? I'll try to check here in the newsgroup for
answers, but I'd appreciate an email copy. Thanks.