Description of problem:
The "Warn about files modified by foreign processes" option in kate no longer
detects changes to files on NFS filesystems. In earlier versions (eg fc5) it
was possible for kate to detect changes to files on network filesystems. As
far as I have been able to find this kate option is implemented using
KDirWatch which has the kded daemon try to detect file changes using fam,
dnotify, inotify or polling, but it appears that in fc6 kded is compiled
with "--disable-libfam --enable-inotify", in effect forcing the use of inotify
which doesn't detect modification on NFS filesystems unless they are made from
the the machine where kate is running.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Enable "Warn about files modified by foreign processes" in kate
2. Open a file on an NFS filesystem
3. Modify the file directly on the NFS server
kate doesn't warn that the file has changed
kate should prompt to ignore/reload as it does with local files
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This bug is still present in the latest F7 version of kate
I can't find which pacakge contains the kate binary in F9 to test that as yet.
I can also still replicate the problem in the Fedora 9 test version:
Kate v3.0.3 using KDE 4.0.3 (kdesdk-4.0.3-5.fc9.x86_64)
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Is this still an issue with the latest KDE release?
Yes, I have retested and the problem still exists in the version of kate shipped in the 4.1.0-1.fc.9 rpms from fedora-updates-testing.
Sorry, that should be the 4.1.0-1.fc9.1 rpms
We found that this bug has been already registered in the upstream database (https://bugs.kde.org/show_bug.cgi?id=104523) and believe that it is more appropriate to let it be resolved upstream.
We will continue to track the issue in the centralized upstream bug tracker, and will review any bug fixes that become available for consideration in future updates.
Thank you for the bug report.