Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 594836
Gnome Trashcan doesn't work on ext4 filesystems
Last modified: 2015-03-03 17:48:20 EST
Description of problem:
The Gnome Trashcan doesn't work on ext4 filesystems.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Mount any filesystem as ext4
2. Drag a file from ext4 filesystem to desktop trashcan
No change to trashcan - empty trashcan still appears empty
Deleted file should show in Trash
This has already been noted by Debian:
and fixed upstream
I've verified that applying the fix in the upstream patch fixes the issue.
I've also discussed it here:
Step 1 should of course read:
1: Mount any ext4 filesystem
This request was evaluated by Red Hat Product Management for
inclusion in the current release of Red Hat Enterprise Linux.
Because the affected component is not scheduled to be updated in the
current release, Red Hat is unfortunately unable to address this
request at this time. Red Hat invites you to ask your support
representative to propose this request, if appropriate and relevant,
in the next release of Red Hat Enterprise Linux.
*** Bug 633188 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Created attachment 459545 [details]
Minimal patch to add ext4 support
This bug still isn't fixed in 5.6 beta.
Attached patch is minimal fix for ext4; there may be other file systems which should be added.
This bug needs to be fixed before RedHat 5.6 final release.
Note in particular http://docs.redhat.com/docs/en-US/Red_Hat_Enterprise_Linux/5/html/5.6_Release_Notes/ar01s05.html
"The fourth extended filesystem (ext4) is now a fully supported feature in Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.6"
Without this fixed, the above statement will be patently untrue.
(In reply to comment #8)
> This bug needs to be fixed before RedHat 5.6 final release.
Phil, please go through our official support if you still need this in 5.6 release.
It's not just me. I can roll my own fixes.
Any user who uses ext4 and Gnome Desktop in 5.6 would be bitten by this.
It's a bug, the fix is simple.
Just do it.
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What is this bugzilla for? Filing for bugs which never get fixed? Why do you even have Redhat Enterprise Linux here as an option for reports?
If you prefer to bit rot your beloved operating system then please go ahead. I can stop filing tickets too.
Sorry but I simply cannot understand your reasoning. Is this really the company policy?
Maybe I should throw the rhel DVD's in the trash... But oh, I cant, it is not working!
Please remove the Comment 12, it is a bad joke. Sorry about that.
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Cause: new filesystems such as ext4 were unknown to gnome-vfs2 due to date of release
Consequence: trashcan was not working properly
Fix: support for commonly used modern filesystems was added in gnome-vfs2
Result: trashcan now works properly
An advisory has been issued which should help the problem
described in this bug report. This report is therefore being
closed with a resolution of ERRATA. For more information
on therefore solution and/or where to find the updated files,
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