Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 60482
nautilus crashes when folder is removed
Last modified: 2007-04-18 12:40:40 EDT
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Description of problem:
nautilus crashes or terminates when a folder or directory or file is removed
behind its back
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Direct nautilus to the directory /tmp/a/b
2. In a terminal window, recursively delete the directory /tmp/a
And next, either 3a or 3b will occur. I haven't been able to determine what
causes one to happen in preference to the other.
3a. When the nautilus window is refreshed, an error message is displayed stating
that the directory c is missing and nautilus dies
3b. When the nautilus window is refreshed, nautilus dies without warning.
Actual Results: nautilus either crashes or terminates -- not sure whether there
is a difference in this case.
Expected Results: Nautilus may optionally display an error message and change
its current directory to "/tmp". It should not terminate
A similar bug also occurs when nautilus is used to view a file (eg plain text)
and the text file is deleted. If a refresh is forced upon nautilus, the program
I'd expect this to be fixed in Rawhide.
Reproduced 3b with nautilus-2.0.5-4
I can't reproduce this with the latest nautilus in rawhide. If i delete a
textfile that is displayed the window is removed. If i rm -rf /tmp/a while
showing /tmp/a/b nothing happens, but when i refresh the directory i get a
warning that it couldn't be opened, "maybe it was removed", then the window
disappears. If i'm in /tmp/a when it is removed the window just disappears.