Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 167998
Gnome shows wrong path for symlinked folder
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:11:13 EST
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Description of problem:
This is potentially serious since the user may delete files because Gnome tells him that the files are in a different place to where they really are.
I have a mounted usb drive. The drive contains backups.
$ ls -la /media/usbdisk/Folder/Desktop
drwxr-xr-x 2 user user 4096 Sep 10 12:16 .
drwxrwx--- 55 user user 4096 Sep 10 12:23 ..
-rw-r--r-- 1 user user 69 Sep 10 12:36 .directory
lrwxrwxrwx 1 user user 18 Sep 10 12:45 Downloads -> /home/user/Downloads
In nautilus, I go to /media/usbdisk/Folder/Desktop
Nautilus then shows me that I am at /media/usbdisk/Folder/Desktop/Downloads, when I am really at /home/user/Downloads (and nautilus shows me the contents of /home/user/Downloads)
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Steps to Reproduce:
This is an old discussion in the nautilus developer community, both sides have
their issues, but the current behaviour is what was decided on.
A bit like how going to "Computer", then selecting a drive, then going up a
level takes to you /media/. The users don't have a clue!
Please can you provide a link to the discussion?