Bug 76674 - mc in ftpfs, symlinks with slash to directories
Summary: mc in ftpfs, symlinks with slash to directories
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: mc
Version: 8.0
Hardware: i386
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Jindrich Novy
QA Contact: Jay Turner
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2002-10-24 20:38 UTC by Jan Martinek
Modified: 2015-01-08 00:01 UTC (History)
4 users (show)

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Last Closed: 2005-05-24 10:52:40 UTC

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Description Jan Martinek 2002-10-24 20:38:52 UTC
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. 

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):


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 17:45:15 UTC
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 10:52:40 UTC
This seems to be fixed by upstream in mc-4.6.1a-0.9.

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