No timeout in gedit when connection is lost

Bug #901147 reported by Oscar Tiderman on 2011-12-07
This bug affects 1 person
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
Won't Fix
gedit (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

If connection is lost when editing a document in gedit that is on a remote sftp/ssh server, gedit gets stuck in an endless loop when trying to save the document. It will also fail even if the connection is reestablished

To reproduce:
1. Open Nautilus and connect through it to your SFTP/SSH server
2. Open a .txt document with gedit and do some changes
3. Close connection to simulate a lost network situation
4. Reconnect to your SFTP/SSH server
5. Try to save the document in gedit. Gedit will now get stuck in a never ending loop trying to save the document and will need to be killed manually

5. Gedit will eventually timeout if it can't find the location.

ProblemType: Bug
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 11.10
Package: gedit 3.2.3-0ubuntu0.1
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 3.0.0-14.23-generic 3.0.9
Uname: Linux 3.0.0-14-generic x86_64
NonfreeKernelModules: wl
ApportVersion: 1.23-0ubuntu4
Architecture: amd64
Date: Wed Dec 7 10:54:16 2011
EcryptfsInUse: Yes
InstallationMedia: Ubuntu 10.04.1 LTS "Lucid Lynx" - Release amd64 (20100816.1)
SourcePackage: gedit
UpgradeStatus: Upgraded to oneiric on 2011-11-01 (35 days ago)

Oscar Tiderman (oscar-tiderman) wrote :
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 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 gedit (Ubuntu):
importance: Undecided → Low
Changed in gedit (Ubuntu):
status: New → Triaged
Changed in gedit:
importance: Unknown → Medium
status: Unknown → New
tags: added: testcase
Changed in gedit:
status: New → Invalid
Changed in gedit:
importance: Medium → Unknown
status: Invalid → Unknown
Changed in gedit:
importance: Unknown → Wishlist
status: Unknown → Confirmed
Changed in gedit:
status: Confirmed → Won't Fix
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