Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 127612
Nautilus does not refresh directories which are symlinks properly
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:10:45 EST
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Description of problem:
If I navigate to a directory which is a symlink to another, I can't
see updates to that directory without clicking refresh (when that
exists, because it doesn't exist in spatial mode).
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1.create a directory "foo" in your home directory
2.make a symlink to it on the desktop
3.go with nautilus to "foo" using the symlink
4.go with nautilus to "foo" directly (open location or navigating from
5.open an xterm
6.cd foo; touch bar
Actual Results: After step 6, one sees that window 4. shows "bar"
immediately and 3. does not.
Expected Results: Both windows should show "bar" immediately.
This also happens when, for instance, clicking a tar.gz in "foo" and
doing "extract here". The files/folders created by file-roller do not
show up until a refresh is done.
BTW: there is no problem with subdirectories of the symlinked
directory, only with the symlink itself.
Hmm. We're monitoring both directories with. I think this is an actual
bug in gamin. It should probably follow the folder symlink when its
To some extent, okay. But I won't be able to catch if the symlink
is changed to point to something else.
I confirm this bug with Fam too
The lastest gamin errata in FC3 seems to fix this.