Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 18625
Can't get remote file size.
Last modified: 2007-04-18 12:29:05 EDT
When l"ls -l" is entered while connect to a remote site, the file size shown is always zero. Also, when trying to retrieve a file that also exists on the local machine, remote file size unknown is reported.
Can't reproduce this here.
I can't reproduce it either - it's probably a problem on the server side.
Which server are you trying to access?
Turns out to be an interaction with libsafe installed from the 7.0 PowerTools. I have no idea which application has the bug. Removing Libsafe fixed the problem for me.
Reassigning to libsafe
In order to try and see if this is in fact a libsafe issue, I need to know how
you have it configured. I can't seem to reproduce it here with either having an
entry in ld.so.preload or just by setting $LD_PRELOAD. Perhaps some more info on
the type of connection to a remote site and which application you are using
would help. So far I have tried using ncftp to ftp.ibiblio.org using ncftp, and
also nfs mounted dirs and can't reproduce the file size problem.
One more thing, the system I am tesing on has all the current updates using
up2date. Have you made sure that you have all the relevant updates for your
I am closing this to not a bug since there hasn't been any response to my last
mail two weeks ago. Please reopen it if you are still having problems and
provide more info.