If I drag files between 2 Nautilus windows, or selects copy and then paste where
both the source and destination directories are located on different mounted
filesystems (e.g. copy from nfs->vfat or vfat->vfat) Nautilus gives me a
"Generic Error" while copying. The same operation works in a term.
I wasn't able to reproduce this on nfs->vfat.
Any chance you could do an strace of the failure?
do something like "strace -t -o nautilus.log nautilus --no-desktop /nfs/dir1
/vfat/dir2", then wait a while after the windows pop up, do the copy, and when
you get the dialog ctrl-c nautilus and attach nautilus.log to this bug.
Errrhhh.... Now I cant provoke the error anymore myself. It had been bugging me
since RedHat8 came out, I could have sworn that it did not work the other day.
I did run up2date and caught up with the latest stuff yesterday, cant remember
the specifics about what got updated.
Did you guys silently fix this, or am I going mad here?
Anyway, nice to have that working (at last for me, at least) so to have caused
you any inconvenience.
It might have involved symlinks. Can you reproduce it while copying some dir
that has a symlink in it?
No reply, seems fixed. Closing.