Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 591818
unable to "mount" local directory over custom location
Last modified: 2015-03-03 17:48:05 EST
Description of problem:
I'm unable to "mount" more likely add local directory e.g. /var/tmp over Places-> Connect to server -> Custom Location -> uri /var/tmp
This was working on rhel 5.5. Directory appeared on the desktop with description /var/tmp over null.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
RHEL 6.0 snapshot 2
Steps to Reproduce:
1. click on gnome-panel -> Places
2. click on Connect to server
3. service type: Custom location
4. Location (URI): /var/tmp
You must enter a name for the server
Please enter a name and try again.
Directory should be visible from desktop, with information that it's mounted over null.
drwxrwxrwt. 3 root root 4096 May 13 10:25 /var/tmp
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This is upstream bug https://bugzilla.gnome.org/show_bug.cgi?id=601848, posted a patch there. Waiting few days to get some feedback from upstream.
No more mentioned error. Lubos please could you confirm?
the error message was changed to:
"Cannot display location "/home/". volume doesn't implement mount"
1) Which seems reasonable to me, if RedHat is not going to support this feature any more. In this case it's ok.
2) But if it should work, then I have to say that it's not working:
$ rpm -qa gvfs* nautilus
As this seems to be expected behaviour I believe that we can move this as verified.
OK, let's shed some light on how this works. Since transition from gnome-vfs2 to GIO the behaviour has changed a little bit. First, you shouldn't use plain "/home/" string as a URI, this should be file:///home/. This however still works in the Run dialog (Alt+F2 by default).
Second, there won't be any icon on the desktop as the local fs is always mounted, no matter what directory (we always fall back to root, except for some protocols). The philosophy has changed, you should use bookmark for this now, if you want to save the connection somehow.
So yes, this is expected behaviour. My change was to make the Custom URI entry work again.
*** Bug 619703 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.0 is now available and should resolve
the problem described in this bug report. This report is therefore being closed
with a resolution of CURRENTRELEASE. You may reopen this bug report if the
solution does not work for you.