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Why can MP3 tag editors not access my encrypted home directory?

I've tried EasyTAG, puddletag, and MP3 Diags...

It seems to be a permission issue, but Banshee can play/edit my music files no problem.

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ls -ld / /home $HOME

drwxr-xr-x  25 root root  4096 Aug 22 12:23 /
drwxr-x--x   4 root root  4096 Sep 12  2012 /home
drwxr-x--x 102 matt matt 36864 Sep  1 11:47 /home/matt

And

script some.log
easytag
exit

Shows:

Script started on Mon 02 Sep 2013 16:14:58 EDT
]0;matt@Latitude: ~matt@Latitude:~$ easytag
]0;matt@Latitude: ~matt@Latitude:~$ exit
exit

Script done on Mon 02 Sep 2013 16:15:33 EDT
  • Can you show us EasyTag, puddletag or MP3 Diags failing? Try "script some.log" followed by the EasyTag, puddletag or MP3 Diags commands failing, then "exit" and examine "some.log", and post parts of it. I'm not sure why you think these unknown (to us) failures are related to your encrypted home directory. It doesn't look encrypted when you're logged in. – waltinator Aug 31 '13 at 16:45
  • I've added some screen shots, but I couldn't get the log to capture any events: 'script some.log easytag' didn't open EasyTAG – Mattarn Aug 31 '13 at 17:56
  • Mattarn, try launching easytag from the terminal. First make sure that easytag is closed. Then, go to the terminal, and type in easytag. – Will. Aug 31 '13 at 18:09
  • Doesn't work, but 'sudo easytag' let's me open my home directory without errors... – Mattarn Aug 31 '13 at 18:12
  • Sounds like an ownership problem try "ls -ld / /home $HOME". root should own the first two, you should own the third. Did you have "script some.log" and "easytag" on two separate lines? And "exit" on a third? – waltinator Sep 1 '13 at 1:23
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It looks like a permissions problem to me. On my system,

walt@squid:~(0)$ ls -ld / /home /home/walt
drwxr-xr-x 27 root root 4096 Dec 11 15:13 /
drwxr-xr-x 6 root root 4096 Feb 16 2013 /home
drwx------ 86 walt walt 24576 Dec 11 16:52 /home/walt

while yours is:

ls -ld / /home $HOME

drwxr-xr-x  25 root root  4096 Aug 22 12:23 /
drwxr-x--x   4 root root  4096 Sep 12  2012 /home
drwxr-x--x 102 matt matt 36864 Sep  1 11:47 /home/matt

I would fix this by sudo chmod o+r /home

I'd like to point out that your "encrypted home directory" looks encrypted only when you're logged off. When you log in, it's overlaid (through mount magic) with the decrypted version. "Encrypted home directory" would be part of this problem if you want some other user to process your files while you were logged off.

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