Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 156439
Directory navigation requires backslash to function properly
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:11:05 EST
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Description of problem:
This is a well-known bug in Pan. It was fixed in the development version over a year ago.
Quoting from the Bugzilla entry on Gnome.org:
When saving to a directory, pan does not provide the backslash after the
directory name. A subsequent "save to" a different directory, necessitates
appending the slash after the previous directory name, otherwise the user
cannot properly navigate the ~/News/Pan directory structure.
1) Save 1st attachment to ~/News/Pan/kittens/ <--note the trailing slash.
2) Now wish to save the *next attachment* to a different subdirectory.
However, when I select "save attachment as" the dialog window shows
"~/News/Pan/kittens", *instead of "~/News/Pan/kittens/ .
The user either has to add the trailing slash, *or* remove the last
(i.e. most recent) subdirectory name, in order to properly navigate the
This bug is consistent and reproducible.
This is not a serious bug. It is just damned annoying. (And there is a known patch for it.) Actually Pan should be built out of the cvs tree. The version shipped is over two years old.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
Described in the description. Create a directory. Save something. Try to save something else to a different directory. The last entry in the list of directories will be treated as a selected file, not a directory.
I am, unfortunately, swamped. Seriously...
Pan is being transitioned to Fedora Extras, so here's hoping that it
finds capable hands.
I will put together a set of patches to fix the problem(s) and sumbit them. I
will also be testing the version in CVS for my own use. If it is worthwhile, I
will post spec file and patches for that as well.
Pan is a very useful newsreader. It is the best client I have found for Linux.
Unfortunatly the development on it has slowed to a crawl. (Maybe why it is
going to extras.)