Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 438116
[sr# 1795478] nautilus/gnome-vfs - Can't move files between different NFS mounts
Last modified: 2015-03-03 17:32:09 EST
Description of problem:
When trying to move files from one nfs share to another nfs share, Nautilus
shows an error dialog stating "Error "Not on the same file system" while moving
"some_file". Would you like to continue? [Cancel] [Retry]"
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to reproduce:
1. Select a file on an NFS share.
2. Try to move it to a different NFS share (drag & drop, cut & paste, ...).
3. Scratch your head at the error dialog, thinking "Yeah ... so what?".
The error dialog pops up.
The files should simply be moved from one NFS share to the other.
Does this happen every time?
Copying the files works fine, moving doesn't.
Works fine with gnome 2.8 on RHEL4
Upstream bug - http://bugzilla.gnome.org/show_bug.cgi?id=505690
From what i understand, gnome-vfs is used to move the files from one source to
another. As per gnome-vfs both files ( on different nfs share ) lie on the same
filesystem, and thus gnome-vfs ends up using file module to move.
file module uses rename to move the file, and ends up with a EXDEV error.
Setting devack after feedback from package owner.
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