ubuntu snap permission problem

Kevin Lynch klynchk at gmail.com
Tue Aug 4 22:38:23 EDT 2020

from https://askubuntu.com/questions/964377/snap-application-doesnt-see-files-from-another-partition

this command did the trick to enable the environment to access the
/media hierarchy

sudo snap connect get-iplayer:removable-media

i think this is a bit of a hack - is there a better way of doing this?

Should the snap installer do this step?

On Tue, 4 Aug 2020 at 20:16, Kevin Lynch <klynchk at gmail.com> wrote:
> I use an oracle virtualbox CLI, I've upgraded it to focal fossa,
> consequently I'm installing via snap.
> If I set the default directory to save file as unix my home directory
> all works well. However when I specify to write my media to a folder
> that is a shared folder from windows.
> kevin at focalfossa:/media/sf_iPlayer_Recordings$ mount | grep -i iplayer
> /var/lib/snapd/snaps/get-iplayer_250.snap on /snap/get-iplayer/250
> type squashfs (ro,nodev,relatime,x-gdu.hide)
> iPlayer_Recordings on /media/sf_iPlayer_Recordings type vboxsf
> (rw,nodev,relatime,iocharset=utf8,uid=0,gid=998,dmode=0770,fmode=0770,tag=VBoxAutomounter)
> nsfs on /run/snapd/ns/get-iplayer.mnt type nsfs (rw)
> kevin at focalfossa:/media/sf_iPlayer_Recordings$ get_iplayer --pid m000lhwf -o .
> get_iplayer v3.26, Copyright (C) 2008-2010 Phil Lewis
>   This program comes with ABSOLUTELY NO WARRANTY; for details use --warranty.
>   This is free software, and you are welcome to redistribute it under certain
>   conditions; use --conditions for details.
> Episodes:
> Newsnight - 03/08/2020, BBC Two, m000lhwf
> INFO: 1 total programmes
> WARNING: A UK TV licence is required to access BBC iPlayer TV content legally
> INFO: Downloading tv: 'Newsnight - 87. 03/08/2020 (m000lhwf) [original]'
> ERROR: Cannot open (write):
> /media/sf_iPlayer_Recordings/Newsnight_-_87._2020-08-03_m000lhwf_original.video.ts
> kevin at focalfossa:/media/sf_iPlayer_Recordings$
> What is the best method to grant my get_iplayer access to the external
> filesystem?
> Kevin

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