[Deploying Sakai] Unable to remove multiple instances of a resource in 2.5.x

Noah Botimer botimer at umich.edu
Tue Aug 18 12:04:35 PDT 2009

Hello Chris,

Dodgy is probably the right word for WebDAV behavior in 2.5.x. WebDAV  
in general is an unfortunately regularly moving target. It's also a  
bit flaky to delete nested collections of Resources.

If you use the Resources tool and try to delete a tree of folders,  
you should be prompted if you want to delete everything inside.  
However, you will sometimes need to do this on the same folder a  
number of times, in my experience.

Depending on your platform, you may have better success in deleting  
them again via WebDAV, but that sounds like what's giving you  
trouble. If you're using a Mac, Cyberduck seems to handle this kind  
of thing pretty well.

Sorry that you've had some trouble.


On Aug 18, 2009, at 2:53 PM, Chris Woods wrote:

> Hi Folks,
> While installing page-composer for OSP I used webdav to upload a  
> folder
> to Portfolio Admin Resources. Somehow -- I suspect a dodgy wifi
> connection that stopped and started the process several times -- I  
> wound
> up with about 8 instances of the folder I was uploading. I'm  
> reasonably
> certain that Sakai is regarding all 8 as being one and the same as  
> what
> I do to one affects all the others. Thing is I cannot remove them
> despite the permissions being correct. Is there a way to remove
> resources from the command line or some other behind the scenes  
> method?
> Also has anyone experienced similar behavior and know its cause?  
> Thanks
> very much.
> -Chris
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