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I am unable to compile LaTeX files whenever they are on a particular network drive. I am using ubuntu lucid and mount a samba share in fstab like so:

//domain.com/me$ /home/me/H_DRIVE cifs credentials=/home/me/.smbpasswd,iocharset=utf8,file_mode=0777,dir_mode=0777 0 0

When I try to compile any file on this share with latex or pdflatex I get the message:

~/H_DRIVE$ pdflatex foo
----------------------
This is pdfTeX, Version 3.1415926-1.40.10 (TeX Live 2009/Debian)
entering extended mode
! I can't find file `foo'.
<*> lecture2

(Press Enter to retry, or Control-D to exit)
Please type another input file name:

The file is certainly there, I can edit it etc. The same file compiles fine locally. Is this a known issue? I couldn't find out much about this, but it seems it may be because of the size of the filesystem (no idea, but it must be pretty big) or because of cifs/samba.

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closed as too localized by Marco Daniel, percusse, Joseph Wright Mar 4 '12 at 17:46

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