Mac OS X: Aliases are not resolved

Bug #439851 reported by Wolf on 2009-10-01
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Bug Description

When I call the "open file" or the "save" or "save as…" dialog, I do not see aliases created by the finder. When I switch from "inkscape files" to "all files" in the "open" dialog, I do see the aliases, they are displayed, but do not lead to the linked folder, instead inkscape tries to open them as a file.

This bug occurs in inkscape X11 as well as in my home-brew inkscape aqua.

Mac OS X 10.4.11 PPC

Tags: osx Edit Tag help
su_v (suv-lp) wrote :

confirmed with Inkscape 0.46+devel r22349 on OS X 10.5.8:
doesn't follow finder aliases to directories, whereas symbolic links created with 'ln -s' are being followed.

I have the same issues with GIMP 2.6.7 (GTK+) and Batik 1.7 / (Java), but not with Amaya (Thot API).

Changed in inkscape:
status: New → Confirmed
tags: added: osx
su_v (suv-lp) wrote :

LeWitt:launchpad suv$ file bug\ alias
bug alias: empty

LeWitt:launchpad suv$ ls -lFG 'bug alias'
-rw-r--r--@ 1 suv staff 0 Jul 23 15:48 bug alias

LeWitt:launchpad suv$ ls -al@ bug\ alias
-rw-r--r--@ 1 suv staff 0 Jul 23 15:48 bug alias 32 518607

LeWitt:launchpad suv$ GetFileInfo bug\ alias
file: "/Volumes/blue/src/Inkscape/dev/launchpad/bug alias"
type: "fdrp"
creator: "MACS"
attributes: AvbstClinmedz
created: 07/23/2009 01:16:36
modified: 07/23/2009 15:48:53

Mac Dev Center: Alias Manager Reference

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