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Description of problem:
Now and then Nautilus gets into a mode where it won't delete a file.
Either when you right-click and select "Move to Trash" or when
highlighting an object and hit the delete key. Neither will work.
If you launch a shell of course the file can be deleted with "rm".
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Uncertain, it happens regularly but randomly.
Actual Results: Sometimes files cannot be deleted with Nautilus.
Expected Results: Files should be deleted by Nautilus when required.
If you kill all instances of Nautilus, and Nautilus re-spawns, file
deleting works again. Also logging out and in again does it (because
all instances of Nautilus get killed).
Just quiting a single interactive session of Nautilus and restarting
another does NOT fix it. Nautilus must die completely as a session
manager for the problem to fix itself.
This bug is filed against RHEL 3, which is in maintenance phase.
During the maintenance phase, only security errata and select mission
critical bug fixes will be released for enterprise products. Since
this bug does not meet that criteria, it is now being closed.
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