Bug 88761 - Cannot copy files between remote mount points in Nautilus
Cannot copy files between remote mount points in Nautilus
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: nautilus (Show other bugs)
athlon Linux
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Assigned To: Alexander Larsson
Jay Turner
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Reported: 2003-04-13 09:55 EDT by Erik Reuter
Modified: 2015-01-07 19:04 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2004-10-04 09:28:35 EDT
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Description Erik Reuter 2003-04-13 09:55:08 EDT
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.
Comment 1 Alexander Larsson 2003-04-14 06:59:43 EDT
I wasn't able to reproduce this on nfs->vfat.
Comment 2 Alexander Larsson 2003-04-14 07:13:21 EDT
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.
Comment 3 Erik Reuter 2003-04-14 18:08:06 EDT
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.
Comment 4 Alexander Larsson 2003-04-15 06:03:42 EDT
It might have involved symlinks. Can you reproduce it while copying some dir
that has a symlink in it?
Comment 5 Alexander Larsson 2004-10-04 09:28:35 EDT
No reply, seems fixed. Closing.

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