Bug 981896 - can't remove files from CD/DVD creator folder
can't remove files from CD/DVD creator folder
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: gvfs (Show other bugs)
x86_64 Linux
unspecified Severity low
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Assigned To: Ondrej Holy
Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Reported: 2013-07-06 15:43 EDT by Dave Mitchell
Modified: 2014-02-05 17:04 EST (History)
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Description Dave Mitchell 2013-07-06 15:43:11 EDT
Description of problem:

Items copied into the "CD/DVD Creator" virtual folder can't be removed if the original item's parent directory isn't writeable by the user. Can apparently only be fixed by killing the gvfsd-burn process and closing and re-opening the nautilus window (just closing the window without killing the process doesn't fix the issue).

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

gvfs-1.14.2-4.fc18.x86_64 (although I've actually had this problem for years)

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:

1) As root, create some readable files foo1..foo5 under /home (so the files are readable by, but not deletable by, the logged in user):

# cd /home

# cp /etc/rpc foo1 # /etc/rpc is just a convenient small file
# cp /etc/rpc foo2
# chmod 666 foo2
# cp /etc/rpc foo3
# chown davem:davem foo3

# mkdir x
# chown davem:davem x
# cp /etc/rpc x/foo4

# mkdir y
# chmod 777 y
# cp /etc/rpc y/foo5

# ls -ld  . foo* x y [xy]/foo*
drwxr-xr-x. 9 root  root  4096 Jul  6 19:59 .
-rw-r--r--. 1 root  root  1634 Jul  6 19:05 foo1
-rw-rw-rw-. 1 root  root  1634 Jul  6 19:06 foo2
-rw-r--r--. 1 davem davem 1634 Jul  6 19:07 foo3
drwxr-xr-x. 2 davem davem 4096 Jul  6 19:11 x
-rw-r--r--. 1 root  root  1634 Jul  6 19:11 x/foo4
drwxrwxrwx. 2 root  root  4096 Jul  6 20:00 y
-rw-r--r--. 1 root  root  1634 Jul  6 20:00 y/foo5

2. Logged in as a normal user (davem) and using the nautilus interface, drag each of those 5 foo files into the "CD/DVD Creator" folder.

Actual results:

For foo1..foo3 in the creator folder, selecting and right-clicking gives greyed out 'cut', 'move to' etc options. There seems to be no way to remove them from
the virtual folder, short of killing the /usr/libexec/gvfsd-burn process.
For foo4,foo5, the menu options *aren't* greyed out, and they can be removed from the virtual folder using the 'move to wastebasket' option, as you'd expect.

Expected results:

All 5 files in the virtual creator folder should be removable, regardless of the writability of each file's real parent directory. 

Additional info:

The real-world scenario is that I have a backup regime that from time to time (as root) causes a world-readable tar file to be created directly under /home, which I then burn to DVD. A few days later when I want to burn a new tar file, the old one is still in the creator folder, and apparently can't be removed without killing the burn process.
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