baobab should be aware of ecryptfs private directories

Bug #444282 reported by Ingolemo
This bug affects 16 people
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gnome-utils (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

Binary package hint: gnome-utils

When using private directories, Baobab creates separate entries for the true filesystem (in ~/.Private) and the virtual filesystem (in ~/Private). The problem is more visible with a large ratio of files in private compared to out of it. At the least, one of these directories should be hidden.

Changed in gnome-utils (Ubuntu):
importance: Undecided → Wishlist
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Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

Status changed to 'Confirmed' because the bug affects multiple users.

Changed in gnome-utils (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
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josefnpat (josefnpat) wrote :

I can confirm this issue, but only when you scan `/`.

 When you scan `/home/<user>/` it works as one would expect.

It's hard to tell if this is "working as intended" since the `/home/<user>/` option works, and the `/` scans as if the home folder weren't mounted with encryptfs.

While it may confuse newer users, perhaps adding a prompt that says, "Hey, I see you're using encryptfs. Want me to treat your filesystem the way it is, or the way encryptyfs is trying to present it?" instead of having this inconsistency may help.

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Silas Brändlin (s-braendlin) wrote :

What is keeping us from fixing this? Coming here from Ubuntu 18.04 LTS in 2018...

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Silas Brändlin (s-braendlin) wrote :

Actually this a pretty ugly bug. My system halted with no icons left on my desktop. And my steam client keeps telling me that there is not space left to install the update, even this is actually not the case.

The home folder should be calculated by half because my user has ecryptfs files and mounted ecrypt partition. Both are considered equally when calculating the total disk usage...damned...

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Silas Brändlin (s-braendlin) wrote :

My nextcloud client also refuses to sync...not enough space...

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Paul (sabret00the) wrote :

Is there a method to fix this manually? I seem to be able to find excuses as to why this is happening, but not methods to fix it.

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