Restore ignores what I type into the folder box

Bug #1755023 reported by Paul Nickerson on 2018-03-11
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Déjà Dup

Bug Description

I have my computer using Deja Dup to backup everything to a particular folder on a secondary drive. When I try to use Deja Dup to restore a backup from a different folder on that drive, it does not scan that folder.

1. Open Deja Dup and click the Restore... button.
2. In the Restore From Where? window, the Backup location is set to my external hard drive, and the Folder field is set to my current backup folder. From here, I try paths "a" and "b" below:
3a. Change the text in the Folder field to be the name of the folder containing my previous computer's backup, and click Forward.
4a. I am presented with a list of backups from my current backup folder, not from the other folder I tried to select.
3b. Change the Backup location field to Local Folder, and now click the Choose Folder... button that has appeared next to the Folder field.
4b. Browse to the mount point of my secondary drive, and select the backup folder that was used for my previous computer. Click OK, and then Forward.
5b. I am presented with the message "Restore Failed" "No backups to restore"

I'm on Ubuntu 17.10 with deja-dup 36.3-0ubuntu0.1 and duplicity 0.7.12-1ubuntu1

I have attached deja-dup.gsettings to this bug report. I will add debug outputs in comments below.
In those logs, it should be noted that my secondary drive is named "Octonary" and is mounted at "/media/paul/Octonary". My current backup folder is "/media/paul/Octonary/Ubuntu Backup 3", and the backup folder of my previous computer is "/media/paul/Octonary/Ubuntu Backup 2".

Paul Nickerson (pgn674) wrote :
Paul Nickerson (pgn674) wrote :

Attached is the debug output from path "a" as described above, named deja-dup-path-a.log

Paul Nickerson (pgn674) wrote :

And here is the debug output from path "b", named deja-dup-path-b.log

Oh, I just noticed that I forgot two details:
In path "a", the Folder field is originally "Ubuntu Backup 3", and I change that to be "Ubuntu Backup 2" before clicking Forward.
In path "b", after I change the Backup location to Local Folder, the Folder field is originally "paul-desk-linux" (my hostname), and I change that to be "/media/paul/Octonary/Ubuntu Backup 2" before clicking Forward.

Paul Nickerson (pgn674) wrote :

Does anybody need additional information to troubleshoot this bug?

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