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):
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.
Error message - "Cannot open
The file should be copied to a temporary directory and then opened
automatically, as if it were a local file.
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.
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.
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".
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