Nautilus doesn't deal well with symlinks over sftp

Bug #19315 reported by Phil Housley
This bug report is a duplicate of:  Bug #18500: symlink issue with sftp. Edit Remove
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Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
GnomeVFS
Fix Released
Unknown
gnome-vfs2 (Ubuntu)
Medium
Sebastien Bacher

Bug Description

There seem to be a whole stream of related problems about symlinked folders over
sftp. They all seem to be caused by a single bug though: nautilus doesn't
properly recognise the symlinks to be folders.

Symptoms of this include:

* the sidebar tree view will not show heirarchies involving symlinks unless each
link has been queried explicitly (such as by right-clicking on the icon.)

* the main display tree view (the list view one) will not allow symlinks to
folder to be expanded.

* an error box telling you that you can't open a folder, because "The filename
"audio" indicates that this file is of type "x-special/symlink". The contents of
the file indicate that the file is of type "folder". If you open this file, the
file might present a security risk to your system." appears occasionally,
although I can't pinpoint the exact circumstance.

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Phil Housley (undeconstructed) wrote :
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Sebastien Bacher (seb128) wrote :

right, there is couple of sftp bugs upstream, this is one of them.

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Karl Hegbloom (karl.hegbloom) wrote :

See my comments in https://bugzilla.ubuntu.com/show_bug.cgi?id=12230 regarding
this issue. This bug and that one should be merged.

Simon Law (sfllaw)
Changed in nautilus:
status: Unconfirmed → Confirmed
Changed in gnome-vfs:
status: In Progress → Fix Released
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