[wellylug] flickrfs

jamie wellylug at vpc.co.nz
Wed Jan 6 22:56:39 NZDT 2010

Hi There,

Long time no post.

I am trying to get the FUSE based filesystem connection to Flickr. 


jamie at special:~$ aptitude show flickrfs
Package: flickrfs
State: installed
Automatically installed: no
Priority: optional
Section: universe/utils
Maintainer: Ubuntu MOTU Developers <ubuntu-motu at lists.ubuntu.com>
Uncompressed Size: 168k
Depends: python (>= 2.4), python-central (>= 0.6.11), python-fuse, fuse-utils
Recommends: imagemagick, www-browser
Description: virtual filesystem for flickr online photosharing service
 Flickrfs is a virtual filesystem which mounts on your machine like any other partition. Once mounted it retrieves information about your photos hosted on your flickr account,
 and shows them as files.  You can easily copy photos from your local machine to this mount and it will automatically upload them to your flickr account.  Similarly you can copy
 the files from your mount to the local machine and it will download your images from flickr. 
 Flickrfs uses FUSE (Filesystem in USErspace) which is a simple interface for userspace programs to export a virtual filesystem to the Linux kernel. 
 All the files in the mount have an associated meta file, which provides access to title, description, tags and license information. Modifiying any of these fields and saving
 the meta file will cause them to be updated on the server also. 
 Flickrfs also includes a syncing mechanism. This allows for automatic synchronisation of changes done online directly to your local mountpoint.
Homepage: http://manishrjain.googlepages.com/flickrfs


Things seem to be working OK, things seem to attach to Flickr. But the
mounted directory doesn't appear to work properly.


jamie at special:~$ python2.5 /usr/bin/flickrfs public_photos/
Authorizing with flickr...
Authorization complete.
Sets are being populated in the background. Please wait...
Sets have been populated. Done.

jamie at special:~$ ls -la |grep public
ls: cannot access public_photos: Invalid argument
d?????????   ? ?     ?              ?                ? public_photos

jamie at special:~$ cd public_photos

jamie at special:~/public_photos$ ls -la
ls: cannot access .: Invalid argument
ls: cannot access tags: Invalid argument
ls: cannot access sets: Invalid argument
total 4
??????????   ? ?     ?        ?                ? .
drwxr-xr-x 111 jamie jamie 4096 2010-01-06 21:00 ..
??????????   ? ?     ?        ?                ? sets
??????????   ? ?     ?        ?                ? tags
jamie at special:~/public_photos$ 

I don't get it. I've looked at no end of man pages, debug output etc

I sense it's a basic fuse problem rather than the module.

Running Ubuntu.

jamie at special:~$ cat /etc/lsb-release 
jamie at special:~$

Can anyone help me please?



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