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Bug 76674 - mc in ftpfs, symlinks with slash to directories
mc in ftpfs, symlinks with slash to directories
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: mc (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Jindrich Novy
Jay Turner
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Reported: 2002-10-24 16:38 EDT by Jan Martinek
Modified: 2015-01-07 19:01 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2005-05-24 06:52:40 EDT
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Description Jan Martinek 2002-10-24 16:38:52 EDT
Description of Problem:
while browsing remote ftp filesystem, mc
sees symlinks to directories as broken in case when symlink
is created with a slash on its end, like
linktodir -> directory/
and when attempt is made to follow the link in mc, error "No action taken"
is displayed. 

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How Reproducible:
try this:
mc ftp://uf.fce.vutbr.cz/pub/testsymlinks

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Make a symlink to a directory and add a slash "/" to the end
   of the symlink name.
2. connect to such filesystem via ftp (using mc)
3. the link named "link/" will appear as broken

Actual Results:
the link is shown as broken

Expected Results:
links should work as expected, double slash should be interpretted
as a single slash

Additional Information:
Comment 1 Leonard den Ottolander 2004-08-24 13:45:15 EDT
Would the FTP server be a Windows box? You can't add slashes to the
end of a link name on Linux...

Could you setup another test URL?
Comment 2 Jindrich Novy 2005-05-24 06:52:40 EDT
This seems to be fixed by upstream in mc-4.6.1a-0.9.

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