Bug 1282929 - Nautilus crashes if you delete the trash directory (eg: .Trash-1000)
Nautilus crashes if you delete the trash directory (eg: .Trash-1000)
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: nautilus (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Matthias Clasen
Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Reported: 2015-11-17 15:05 EST by Panormitis Petrou
Modified: 2016-12-20 11:01 EST (History)
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Description Panormitis Petrou 2015-11-17 15:05:53 EST
Description of problem:
If I open Nautilus and go to delete my Trash directory (eg: .Trash-1000), Nautilus will crash immediately.
If I start Nautilus from a terminal, when it crashes the following error occurs:
*** Error in `nautilus': double free or corruption (fasttop): 0x00007ffa08001c00 ***
Sometimes the error is different:
*** Error in `nautilus': malloc(): memory corruption (fast): 0x00007fb220004f60 ***

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
This started happening in Fedora 23, the system is fully updated.

How reproducible:
I can always reproduce this bug if I delete the Trash directory. Sometimes (but not always) Nautilus also crashes if I create a hidden directory and delete it.

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Open Nautilus and delete a file or directory you don't need.
2. Press CTRL+H to view hidden files & directories.
3. Find your Trash directory, it should be named .Trash-1000 (or something similar depending your user ID).
4. Select your Trash directory and press Delete on your keyboard to delete it.
5. Nautilus crashed and the Trash directory isn't deleted.

Actual results:
Nautilus crashes and the directory isn't deleted.

Expected results:
Nautilus shouldn't crash.

Additional info:
This bug appeared in Fedora 23. In the past Nautilus worked fine.
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