Rhythmbox treats directory with two symlinks as two directories

Bug #108493 reported by Alexander Bieser on 2007-04-21
This bug affects 1 person
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
rhythmbox (Ubuntu)
Ubuntu Desktop Bugs

Bug Description

Binary package hint: rhythmbox

I just upgraded to Feisty (7.04) and started rhythmbox for the first time. Auto-check for new files within the library was set, and many many entries have been doubled, though I didn't add one single file to the library.

Looking into the library I realized, there was no change in the files, just the entries in the rhythmbox library got doubled.

Could also be related to https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/rhythmbox/+bug/30824

ProblemType: Bug
Architecture: i386
Date: Sat Apr 21 13:03:02 2007
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 7.04
ExecutablePath: /usr/bin/rhythmbox
Package: rhythmbox 0.10.0-0ubuntu2
PackageArchitecture: i386
ProcCmdline: rhythmbox
ProcCwd: /home/alexander
SourcePackage: rhythmbox
Uname: Linux alex 2.6.20-15-generic #2 SMP Sun Apr 15 07:36:31 UTC 2007 i686 GNU/Linux

Oh my goodness,

I'm a fool (take a look at the screenshot)!
I symlinked my music library from within my /home. I use the symlink as the reference to the library in rhythmbox.
But I did that months ago... Why did it add the duplicate entries now, after the upgrade???


Sebastien Bacher (seb128) wrote :

Thanks for your bug report. This bug has been reported to the developers of the software. You can track it and make comments here: http://bugzilla.gnome.org/show_bug.cgi?id=432909

Changed in rhythmbox:
assignee: nobody → desktop-bugs
importance: Undecided → Medium
status: Unconfirmed → Confirmed
Changed in rhythmbox:
status: Unknown → Unconfirmed
Changed in rhythmbox:
status: Confirmed → Triaged
summary: - library: doubled, redundant entries after upgrade to feisty (auto-check
- for new files enabled)
+ Rhythmbox treats file with two symlinks as two files
summary: - Rhythmbox treats file with two symlinks as two files
+ Rhythmbox treats directory with two symlinks as two directories

To reproduce:
1. Log into guest session
2. Open Rhythmbox and set Edit>Preferences>Music>Watch my library for new files
3. Create the symlink, and watch two track being added:
$ ln -s /usr/share/example-content/ ~/Music/A
4. Create the symlink, and watch the same tracks being added:
$ ln -s /usr/share/example-content/ ~/Music/B

Robert Ancell (robert-ancell) wrote :

Alexander, I think what you have done is enabled "Edit>Preferences>Music>Watch my library for new files" which has caused the sylink to be traversed.

If you are still having the duplicate files you may want to delete all your music from Rhythmbox and let is re-scan from ~/music

Changed in rhythmbox:
importance: Unknown → Medium
Changed in rhythmbox:
status: New → Expired
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