Bug 127612 - Nautilus does not refresh directories which are symlinks properly
Nautilus does not refresh directories which are symlinks properly
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: gamin (Show other bugs)
athlon Linux
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Assigned To: Daniel Veillard
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Reported: 2004-07-10 18:44 EDT by Carlos Rodrigues
Modified: 2007-11-30 17:10 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2005-03-04 14:41:17 EST
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Description Carlos Rodrigues 2004-07-10 18:44:16 EDT
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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):

How reproducible:

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.

Additional info:

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.
Comment 1 Carlos Rodrigues 2004-07-10 18:47:25 EDT
BTW: there is no problem with subdirectories of the symlinked
directory, only with the symlink itself.
Comment 2 Alexander Larsson 2004-10-05 09:11:52 EDT
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
being monitored.
Comment 3 Daniel Veillard 2004-10-05 09:27:48 EDT
To some extent, okay. But I won't be able to catch if the symlink
is changed to point to something else.

Comment 4 Frédéric Marchand 2005-03-02 04:58:43 EST
I confirm this bug with Fam too
Comment 5 Carlos Rodrigues 2005-03-02 09:48:58 EST
The lastest gamin errata in FC3 seems to fix this.

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