Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 187598
nautilus fails on EEXIST when copying
Last modified: 2015-03-03 17:28:07 EST
Description of problem:
when copying files from case-sensitive filesystem to case-insensitive filesystem (e.g. from ext3 to USB
disk) nautilus dies on EEXIST silently when "existing" file is detected.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
by creating two files which differ only in one letter - one file has lower letter, second has upper letter
and copying the files from case-sensitive FS to case-insensitive FS.
Steps to Reproduce:
1. create two files on case-sensitive FS, e.g. "One.txt" and "one.txt"
2. copy these two files via nautilus to case-insensitive FS
nautilus dies upon EEXIST silently
nautilus should prompt user what to do (overwrite/skip/cancel)
Description of my setup:
I was copying my mp3 albums to backup USB disk. One of the albums has following files in it:
[root@erazim Bachelor No. 2-cd1]# ls -al
drwxrwxr-x 2 techie lidi 4096 Sep 2 2004 .
drwxrwxr-x 4 techie lidi 4096 Nov 12 22:33 ..
-rwxrwxr-x 1 techie lidi 5988833 Nov 12 22:35 Calling It Quits.mp3
-rwxrwxr-x 1 techie lidi 8069025 Nov 12 22:35 Deathly.mp3
-rwxrwxr-x 1 techie lidi 5503068 Nov 12 22:35 Driving Sideways.mp3
-rwxrwxr-x 1 techie lidi 5039678 Nov 12 22:35 Ghost World.mp3
-rwxrwxr-x 1 techie lidi 3631104 Nov 12 22:35 How Am I Different.mp3
-rwxrwxr-x 1 techie lidi 5904408 Nov 12 22:35 It Takes All Kinds.mp3
-rwxrwxr-x 1 techie lidi 1983078 Nov 12 22:35 Just Like Anyone.mp3
-rwxrwxr-x 1 techie lidi 4545364 Nov 12 22:35 Nothing is Good Enough.mp3
-rwxrwxr-x 1 techie lidi 5377257 Nov 12 22:35 Red Vines.mp3
-rwxrwxr-x 1 techie lidi 5992448 Nov 12 22:35 Satellite.mp3
-rwxrwxr-x 1 techie lidi 5547509 Nov 12 22:35 Susan.mp3
-rwxrwxr-x 1 techie lidi 4483328 Nov 12 22:35 The Fall of the World's Ow.mp3
-rwxrwxr-x 1 techie lidi 5314688 Nov 12 22:35 You do.mp3
-rwxrwxr-x 1 techie lidi 5400399 Nov 12 22:35 You Do.mp3
- notice the last two files
I was copying the files via nautilus and when it detected that one of the files exist on USB disk (which
has case-insenstive FS on it), it silently exited so the rest of mp3 albums was not copied (which is really
undesirable since I wanted to backup all of the albums)
nautilus died with the messages stored in nautilus-copy-fail.log (attached)
Created attachment 127177 [details]
strace -f -F -p <nautilus_pid>
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