Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 177984
Chooser fails silently (no message) without directory permissions
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:11:21 EST
Description of problem:
when I navigate through file system to find file to play, if I try to enter a
directory where I have no permission for, totem crashes with the message:
the application totem has quit unexpectedly
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
2.movie --> open... ---> navigate file system
3.when double click on dir without permission to change into, you get the crash
message like permission denied.
problem only trying to open dirs, not with files without permission.
In this case I correctly get: " an error occured. Can not open resource for reading"
If run from command line, sometimes I get together with the crash the error
libgnomevfs-CRITICAL **: gnome_vfs_uri_extract_dirname: assertion `uri != NULL'
Created attachment 123273 [details]
sometimes I get the file attached when doble click dir without permissions
It seems a general file system navigation problem.
I get the error also in gedit and gimp.
Is it possible to post the bug under another application? Which one?
Ok.. was able to reproduce this crash, looks like it the problem is in gnome-vfs.
# as root
chown root.root /home/wmealing/test/
chmod 0000 /home/wmealing/test/
Attaching the crash data momentarily.
Created attachment 123600 [details]
Console crash debug information, reproducing crash for this bug
Looks like a gnome-vfs problem , rather than a totem issue.
Created attachment 123601 [details]
Gimp crash, doing the same procedure.
Console debug output for gimp
[wmealing@localhost ~]$ rpm -qa | grep vfs
[wmealing@localhost ~]$ rpm -q gimp
[wmealing@localhost ~]$ rpm -q totem
CC'ed bnocera and reassigned to Ray.
That's a gnome-vfs crash, nothing to do with Totem.
This looks like a bad free in the inotify code. Can anyone try this with
debuginfo packages installed?
Now with gimp and totem, you get no errors or crashes, but in my opinion the
behaviour is not correct:
you seem to navigate inside the directory where you have no rights for (es 700
and you are not the owner), and you see no files in it.
You don't receive any permission denied error...
[gcecchi@fedora ~]$ rpm -qa | grep vfs
[gcecchi@fedora ~]$ rpm -q totem
[gcecchi@fedora ~]$ rpm -q gimp
with file explorer instead for example, when trying to go inside directory
without r-x permission, you get pop up window with:
"The folder contents could not be displayed.
You do not have the permissions necessary to view the contents of "dirname"."
hmm, the instructions in comment #3 don't crash for me.
I do see crashes with a locally built old gnome-vfs, though.
Wade, do you still see this ?
it's about one month from initial post and many versions of the various packages
See #10 and #11 where no more errors, but see also my comments about silent
this evening I will try with latest packages installed, in particular with
and let know.
the silent behaviour will be a bit more work to fix in the file chooser,
not fc5blocker material.
ok, in the mean time I confirmed the silent behaviour with the versions in
#13 and overall packages updated as of "rawhide report: 20060216 changes"
*** Bug 181053 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
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I haven't been able to reproduce the crash from the file chooser of nautilus
when navigating to an unreadable folder with recent versions of gnome-vfs.
Can anybody still reproduce this ?
Unable to reproduce using method described in comment #3
the situation is as detailed in #13 by me and #14 by Matthias Clasen.
So the only problem is that one would expectd a permission denied problem when
navigating inside a folder without permissions for, not the system entering in
it without showing any files/dir and giving no error...
As requested on fedora-devel I'm looking at FC5 blocker bugs as I understand,
from above this one can be removed from the blocker list, shall I?
Changing summary to something describing the current bug; i.e.,
if the user lacks permission to view a directory the file chooser
fails silently, merely not showing files in that directory, rather
than giving an informative error message. This occurs when browsing
directories using gnome-vfs on, e.g., totem and gimp.
Fedora Core 5 and Fedora Core 6 are, as we're sure you've noticed, no longer
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reports filed against these test releases don't get lost. It would be helpful if
you could test this issue with a released version of Fedora or with the latest
development / test release. Thanks for your help and for your patience.
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I just tried this on a Fedora 7 test / rawhide system last update a couple of
dasy ago and this still happens, bad BAD!
I'll also file this upstream and add a bugzilla reference here.
Okay, cool. At that point this can be closed as "upstream".
Oh, hey, like you already did. Time for coffee for me!