Can't move to trash in data partition

Bug #1406376 reported by Mike on 2014-12-29
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Nautilus
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nautilus (Ubuntu)
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Bug Description

I have a clean install of Ubuntu 14.10.

I partitioned my disk into / (20GB) and /data (230GB) partitions.
I then created /data/home/ubuntu, moved my /home there, and bind mounted /home to /data/home/ubuntu.
I then created symlinks for ~/Downloads, ~/Music, etc... to /data/Downloads, /data/Music, etc...

Whenever I delete files directly inside ~/ they seem to go to the Trash (in ~/.local/share/Trash), but when I try to delete files in other folders that are linked to /data (for example ~/Downloads, or /data/Downloads) Nautilus says: "File can't be put in the trash. Do you want to delete it immediately?".

To fix it, I attempted to create trash folders with permissions 1700 and chowned to my user in the following places (to no avail!):
 * /data/.Trash-$(id -u)
 * /data/.Trash
 * /.Trash-$(id -u)
 * /.Trash

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affects: ubuntu → nautilus (Ubuntu)
Mike (michael-vm) wrote :

I've done a couple of straces of nautilus while attempting to delete some files. In the cases where it fails deleting a file in the /data partition, I don't understand why Ubuntu isn't looking for a /data/.Trash folder and instead trying to move the deleted file to ~/.local/share/Trash which obviously fails.

Mike (michael-vm) wrote :

To workaround the issue I changed the bind mounted /home to a symbolic link.

Sebastien Bacher (seb128) wrote :

Thank you for taking the time to report this bug and helping to make Ubuntu better. The issue you are reporting is an upstream one and it would be nice if somebody having it could send the bug to the developers of the software by following the instructions at https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Bugs/Upstream/GNOME. If you have done so, please tell us the number of the upstream bug (or the link), so we can add a bugwatch that will inform us about its status. Thanks in advance.

Changed in nautilus (Ubuntu):
importance: Undecided → Low
Sebastien Bacher (seb128) wrote :

thanks

Changed in nautilus (Ubuntu):
status: New → Triaged
Changed in nautilus:
importance: Unknown → Medium
status: Unknown → New
CzBiX (gliuwr) wrote :
CzBiX (gliuwr) wrote :

This bug is caused by the patch at https://bugzilla.gnome.org/show_bug.cgi?id=748248.

Ubuntu applied the patch in 2.44.0-1ubuntu3.
http://changelogs.ubuntu.com/changelogs/pool/main/g/glib2.0/glib2.0_2.44.0-1ubuntu3/changelog
https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/gvfs/+bug/1445622

I compile glib without this patch, then issues resolved.

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