Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 253090
Trash doesn't work on AFS filesystems
Last modified: 2015-03-03 17:31:24 EST
Description of problem:
Here at NCSU all home directories are in AFS. I received a bug report
today that some users were having trouble with the Trash functionality
on the Gnome desktop. You can drag stuff into Trash and the files are
magically transported to ~/.Trash as expected. However, the Trash icon
never appears "full", opening Trash always shows you that its empty.
You cannot select Empty Trash. The users' quota fills up, and they
don't know where the stuff the Trash'd has gone.
Turns out in line 40 in gnome-vfs-filesystem-type.c in the gnome-vfs2
package the Trash functionality is specifically turned off for AFS.
Is there a specific reason for this? Can this be turned on upstream?
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
This bug is similar to Bug #159652 and
Created attachment 161696 [details]
Enable Trash on AFS filesystems
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can you still reproduce on current 5.8 system? As gvfs was tuned a lot of times and most other bugs connected to trash are unreproducible. Could you please verify that this bug still exists?
At this point I think the issue is moot. We've moved most of our desktop/workstation systems to RHEL 6 and the gvfs Trash functionality works well there.
So this bug can be closed. However, I must say that I'm not pleased with an almost 5 year turn around on this bug especially when I attached patches to address this issue.
(In reply to comment #6)
> At this point I think the issue is moot. We've moved most of our
> desktop/workstation systems to RHEL 6 and the gvfs Trash functionality works
> well there.
> So this bug can be closed. However, I must say that I'm not pleased with an
> almost 5 year turn around on this bug especially when I attached patches to
> address this issue.
> Jack Neely
yes, I agree that fixing this bug was a total failure, this sh*t falls to PM heads. :-(
closing now, thanks,