Bug 56862 - Nautilus doesn't detect invalid dates (future) on files
Summary: Nautilus doesn't detect invalid dates (future) on files
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Product: Red Hat Raw Hide
Classification: Retired
Component: nautilus   
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Version: 1.0
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
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Assignee: Havoc Pennington
QA Contact: Aaron Brown
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2001-11-29 01:44 UTC by Doug Ledford
Modified: 2007-04-18 16:38 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2002-03-11 21:33:37 UTC
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Description Doug Ledford 2001-11-29 01:44:22 UTC
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User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:0.9.6+) Gecko/20011121

Description of problem:
If you have pictures in a directory you are browsing with nautilus, and the
dates on those files are in the future, then nautilus will get in a loop of:

1) create new thumbnail
2) check date of thumbnail vs. picture
3) delete thumbnail
4) goto 1

If the date of the picture is in the future, then the thumbnail delete code
should *not* remove the thumbnail.

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How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Use touch to change the time on a picture file
2. Set the time on the computer backwards
3. Try to get nautilus to bring up a thumbnail for the picture

Actual Results:  Nautilus loops

Expected Results:  Nautilus should create a new thumbnail, note that time
is still older on thumbnail than on picture (or note that picture's time is
invalid), and display the thumbnail it has.

Additional info:

Comment 1 Havoc Pennington 2002-03-11 21:33:32 UTC
Index: nautilus-thumbnails.c
RCS file: /cvs/gnome/nautilus/libnautilus-private/nautilus-thumbnails.c,v
retrieving revision 1.31
diff -u -p -u -r1.31 nautilus-thumbnails.c
--- nautilus-thumbnails.c       25 Sep 2001 18:26:16 -0000      1.31
+++ nautilus-thumbnails.c       11 Mar 2002 21:30:29 -0000
@@ -242,6 +242,14 @@ first_file_more_recent (const char* file
        more_recent = file_info->mtime > other_file_info->mtime;
+       /* if a file has a modification time in the future, we don't
+        * want to thumbnail it over and over. This is kind of an
+        * underengineered solution but since this case isn't supposed
+        * to happen, it's perhaps appropriate.
+        */
+       if (file_info->mtime > time (NULL))
+               more_recent = FALSE;
        gnome_vfs_file_info_unref (file_info);
        gnome_vfs_file_info_unref (other_file_info);

Comment 2 Havoc Pennington 2002-03-20 16:55:22 UTC
nautilus-1.0.6-9 contains a more elaborate fix I did, that sets the thumbnail
timestamp to the same as the orig. file and redoes the thumbnail if the stamps
are not equal.

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