Bug 139951 - Cannot open remote file over FTP
Summary: Cannot open remote file over FTP
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Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: system-config-packages   
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Version: 3
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
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Assignee: Jeremy Katz
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Keywords: FutureFeature
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Reported: 2004-11-18 21:47 UTC by Matthew Mott
Modified: 2007-11-30 22:10 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2005-09-21 19:53:11 UTC
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Description Matthew Mott 2004-11-18 21:47:23 UTC
Description of problem:
The ability to connect to a remote FTP server with Nautilus and view it like a
local folder is very useful, however it is not possible to open a remote file
with its associated application (e.g. RPM files with system-install-package).
Instead an error message is displayed - "Cannot display ftp://path/file".

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

How reproducible:
Always (at least with RPM files)

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Connect to a remote FTP server, e.g. download.fedora.redhat.com
2. Navigate to a folder containing some RPM files
3. Double-click on an RPM file to open it.
Actual results:
Error message - "Cannot open

Expected results:
The file should be copied to a temporary directory and then opened
automatically, as if it were a local file.

Additional info:

Comment 1 Matthew Mott 2004-11-18 21:50:02 UTC
Additional note - the file can be copied to a local directory and opened, so
this is not an access issue, it is an issue of Nautilus' behaviour.

Comment 2 Alexander Larsson 2004-11-19 08:11:58 UTC
This is an app bug. If the app handles gnome-vfs uris and says so in
the desktop file (%u instead of %f) then it'll work.

Comment 3 Matthew Mott 2004-11-20 19:21:58 UTC
Checked that out - opening a .txt file does indeed work.

RPMS are strange, though. Right-clicking on a local RPM gives "Install Packages"
and "Archive Manager" as the associated program options, but a remote RPM only
has "Other application", even though if you select this it correctly identifies
the file as type "RPM Package".

Comment 4 Jeremy Katz 2005-09-21 19:53:11 UTC
This is because system-config-packages doesn't have support for using gnome-vfs.
 We will consider adding thsi for a future generation of the tool

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