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Permission denied: .gvfs

asked 2013-09-06 11:24:48 -0600

Dereck gravatar image

updated 2013-09-18 04:34:01 -0600

when using roslaunch tab completion on Ubuntu 13.04 and Hydro I receive:

[rospack] Warning: error while crawling /home/dereck: boost::filesystem::status: Permission denied: "/home/dereck/.gvfs"

This system was installed from scratch today, any ideas?

ls shows some weird permissions: d????????? ? ? ? ? ? .gvfs/

Can't delete the directory even as root.

I rebooted and logged in via ssh, I was able to delete it and the permissions were normal. Something is causing ruckus when I log in to the desktop it seems.

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answered 2014-09-24 03:51:00 -0600

RagingBit gravatar image

I solved it like this (on Ubuntu 14.04):

#umount /home/useraccount/.gvfs
#rm -rf .gvfs/

hope that helped! :)

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Perfect fix. I don't have this problem anymore. Thanks

pmarinplaza gravatar image pmarinplaza  ( 2014-09-29 09:26:05 -0600 )edit

Worked for me too. Thanks!

mmedonis gravatar image mmedonis  ( 2014-11-08 12:12:13 -0600 )edit

sudo umount /home/$USER/.gvfs

VictorLamoine gravatar image VictorLamoine  ( 2014-11-20 02:14:04 -0600 )edit

This worked for me too. Could you explain better what we have done? Thanks.

fabbro gravatar image fabbro  ( 2014-12-11 08:46:41 -0600 )edit

We have unmounted the Gnome virtual file system and deleted the mounting point.

VictorLamoine gravatar image VictorLamoine  ( 2014-12-16 02:39:28 -0600 )edit

Is this a good solution in case I'm using a distributed system with multiple machines?

zweistein gravatar image zweistein  ( 2015-10-27 08:09:47 -0600 )edit

Yeah, stackoverflow doesn't really solve this. It only tell you to umount /run/user/1000/gvfs and remove ~/.gvfs. Which doesn't help. But this one is rock!

zcam gravatar image zcam  ( 2016-05-23 06:47:06 -0600 )edit

perfect solution! remember to omit '#' though.

ZQ.Jones gravatar image ZQ.Jones  ( 2016-12-25 22:41:21 -0600 )edit

answered 2013-09-06 11:47:41 -0600

Dereck gravatar image

updated 2013-09-18 03:37:29 -0600

Reboot seemed to fix it... shrug

And now it's back, rebooting doesn't affect it... ? I've re-installed U13.04 now too...

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Do you by any chance have an android device that you connect to you computer and after you did that once, this error appears?

dornhege gravatar image dornhege  ( 2013-09-18 03:40:51 -0600 )edit

I don't think so, but I suppose it's possible.

Dereck gravatar image Dereck  ( 2013-09-18 04:10:58 -0600 )edit

Might also be something else accessed via .gvfs. I suspect the completion tries to scan all directories (for some reason) and hits this one with an error.

dornhege gravatar image dornhege  ( 2013-09-18 04:21:57 -0600 )edit

Any way to make it go away? I've been Googling about for a while without too much luck. :/

Dereck gravatar image Dereck  ( 2013-09-18 04:23:06 -0600 )edit

From the non-ROS side, I had to unmount a broken mount that I mounted before - in my case an android device. I'm not sure if there are any tools to find out what this might be. From the ROS side, one could consider that warning a bug or feature. Is your home in ROS_PACKAGE_PATH?

dornhege gravatar image dornhege  ( 2013-09-18 04:27:52 -0600 )edit

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