Bug 1564580 - In Nautilus, Recent is now durably corrupted as a result from a system upgrade
Summary: In Nautilus, Recent is now durably corrupted as a result from a system upgrade
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: nautilus
Version: 28
Hardware: x86_64
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Matthias Clasen
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2018-04-06 16:54 UTC by ricky.tigg
Modified: 2019-05-28 20:09 UTC (History)
17 users (show)

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Last Closed: 2019-05-28 20:09:56 UTC
Type: Bug

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Samples of dosuments states opened from Nautilus Recent (20.00 KB, application/x-tar)
2018-04-06 16:54 UTC, ricky.tigg
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System ID Private Priority Status Summary Last Updated
GNOME Gitlab GNOME nautilus issues 378 0 None None None 2018-05-09 09:57:28 UTC

Description ricky.tigg 2018-04-06 16:54:23 UTC
Created attachment 1418253 [details]
Samples of dosuments states opened from Nautilus Recent

Description of problem: as a result of an upgrade from Fedora Desktop v. 27 to v. 28 beta, Items permissions were not preserved in Recent. Recent is durably corrupted in such a way so that documents which are editable at their respective locations are now automatically set to read-only when they are opened from Recent.

Version-Release number of selected component: nautilus.x86_64
(component involved possibly different)

How reproducible: Assumed that –on Gnome– Settings -> Privacy -> Usage History option is set to On (ideally with option Retain set o Forever for this testing case). Execute 'dnf system-upgrade -y download --refresh–releasever=28'.

Actual results: Nautilus' items listed in Recent –which were all local– have all been changed to read-only (attachments). None of them were with those read-sets before the upgrade took place.

Applying to them the option Remove from Recent and then opening items from their respective locations, and then renewing the openings From Recent has no effect on the existing states (read-only).

Expected results: Recent not to be corrupted that way.

Additional info: In Gnome.

Comment 1 ricky.tigg 2018-04-18 08:59:26 UTC
Operation was applied today to an other laptop with the same effects.

Comment 2 ricky.tigg 2018-05-07 07:53:15 UTC
Issue not tied specifically to component dnf-plugin-system-upgrade, since it occurs as well in context of a fresh install from Fedora-Workstation-Live-x86_64-28-1.1.iso image file.

Comment 3 Jiri Konecny 2018-05-07 08:32:45 UTC
If this is happening with dnf system-upgrade and also with fresh installation it can't be caused by Anaconda. Anaconda is not used at all by dnf system-upgrade. For me this looks like a gnome component is broken when upgraded/installed on Fedora 28.

Changing component to gnome-shell they should have better idea which component is responsible for these recent documents.

Comment 4 Florian Müllner 2018-05-07 18:22:34 UTC
gnome-shell isn't involved at all here, let's try gvfs' recent backend ...

Comment 5 Ondrej Holy 2018-05-09 09:57:29 UTC
It is nautilus issue, see:

Comment 6 Ben Cotton 2019-05-02 21:49:04 UTC
This message is a reminder that Fedora 28 is nearing its end of life.
On 2019-May-28 Fedora will stop maintaining and issuing updates for
Fedora 28. It is Fedora's policy to close all bug reports from releases
that are no longer maintained. At that time this bug will be closed as
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Comment 7 Ben Cotton 2019-05-28 20:09:56 UTC
Fedora 28 changed to end-of-life (EOL) status on 2019-05-28. Fedora 28 is
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