Description of Problem:
The ~/.gnome-desktop/Trash file (.desktop file for the trashcan icon) becomes
corrupted with binary data. Destroying the file and restarting Nautilus creates
a new file which also may be corrupted.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
$ rpm -q nautilus ; uname -a
Linux speare9 2.4.18-4smp #1 SMP Thu May 2 17:39:13 EDT 2002 i686 unknown
Two similar Athlon machines, one SMP one UP machine. Developers haven't seen
the same problem.
Icon for Trashcan may get new title, or opening icon may fail due to bad
location specified in the .desktop file. Investigating the
~/.gnome-desktop/Trash file shows some lines of proper human-readable
properties, followed by some random binary data such as fragments of other
strings or unreadable characters. Corruption is different each time.
[speare@speare9:~/.gnome-desktop]$ cat Trash
The contents of this file should remain fully human-readable, and the
properties should not become corrupted through normal use of the Nautilus process.
[Per conversation with 'alex' on irc.gnome.org #Nautilus.]
Alex, this is fixed isn't it?
No. It's still there. Several people have looked at it but been unable to find
it. I haven't looked yet.
This has been fixed in 2.1.x (now in rawhide).