Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 219002
Gobby won't open files because it corrupts the pathname
Last modified: 2016-09-19 22:37:32 EDT
Description of problem:
Gobby does weird things to the file name argument so that you cannot specify
a file's absolute pathname to the program. It seems to want to add the user's
home directory in front of the specified file.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. From a shell type "gobby /root/src/foo.c
2. Gobby reports no such file as /root/root/src/foo.c
It has added the user's home directory to the specified path and thus
created an incorrect pathname.
Should use the supplied argument, or document in 'gobby --help' that it expects
a pathname argument "relative" to the user's home directory. Also the hooks to
use gobby from Nautilus don't provide gobby with a pathname it can use.
Right clicking in Nautilus and selecting to open a file with gobby also
produces this error.
I wrote the following patch, added it to the devel branch, and tagged and built
--- src/main.cpp.orig 2007-01-08 14:23:17.000000000 -0500
+++ src/main.cpp 2007-01-08 14:25:29.000000000 -0500
@@ -185,10 +185,17 @@
// Make absolute filenames to understand the files
// from everywhere when we send them to another process
- files[i - 1] = Glib::build_filename(
+ files[i - 1] = argv[i];
+ files[i - 1] = Glib::build_filename(
I opened the following ticket upstream to try and get this patch applied:
I applied this patch to FC-6 branch and kicked off a build. This issue was
already fixed upstream (with a patch that's essentially the same as above).