FTP Transfer from whole directorys fails

Bug #205370 reported by Christian Becker on 2008-03-23
This bug affects 1 person
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
Fix Released
Fix Released
gvfs (Fedora)
Fix Released
gvfs (Ubuntu)
Ubuntu Desktop Bugs
Ubuntu Desktop Bugs
Ubuntu Desktop Bugs

Bug Description

I just want transfer a directory with ~ 30 files in there from a FTP Server.

Just copy the folder and drop it in my home directory dont work.

The error message is "Datei nicht verfügbar". Its german and means "file not accessable".

When I copy the files by hand, it works.

Sebastien Bacher (seb128) wrote :

Thanks for your bug report. This bug is already known upstream on http://bugzilla.gnome.org/show_bug.cgi?id=522933

Changed in nautilus:
assignee: nobody → desktop-bugs
importance: Undecided → Low
status: New → Triaged
Changed in gvfs:
status: Unknown → New
Laszlo Lukacs (lukacs-laci) wrote :

I experienced the same problem.

Same problem here, Hardy x86 client using Nautilus and FileZilla 0.9.25 for Windows server.

pheeror (pheeror) wrote :

Same here :-( Any chance of distributing patched version of gvfs to hardy anytime soon?

wensveen (wensveen) wrote :

I can confirm this.
This is especially annoying when the directory you want to copy has subdirectories and sub-subdirectories etc. Recursing into each directory is something the ftp client (gvfs) should do for the user. Also, the old gnome-vfs ftp client did already do this, so users might expect this to 'just work'.

Description of problem:
The ftp file transfer of whole directories containing more than one file fails.
The error is "Datei nicht verfügbar" which means something like "File not

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

How reproducible:

Changed in gvfs:
status: Unknown → Confirmed

Reproducible here, raising severity as this is a major issue.
Thanks for the link to Gnome bugzilla.

Changed in gvfs:
status: Confirmed → In Progress
Changed in gvfs:
status: New → In Progress
Savvas Radevic (medigeek) wrote :

What's the point of tracking novell and fedora? they all point to gnome's bugzilla :\

pirast (pirast) wrote :

Well it is quiet interesting which distros adopt the fix first, as the problem is of high importance to me.

Fix for Samba shares should be included in updated gvfs-0.2.4-1 package.
Fix for FTP is under development and will be available soon.

gvfs-0.2.4-3.fc9 has been submitted as an update for Fedora 9

gvfs-0.2.4-3.fc9 has been pushed to the Fedora 9 testing repository. If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.
 If you want to test the update, you can install it with
 su -c 'yum --enablerepo=updates-testing update gvfs'. You can provide feedback for this update here: http://admin.fedoraproject.org/updates/F9/FEDORA-2008-5197

Changed in gvfs:
status: In Progress → Fix Committed
Savvas Radevic (medigeek) wrote :

One person confirmed that it fixes the bug, let's hope we don't get any negative replies on this one:

Sebastien Bacher (seb128) wrote :

the bug has been fixed upstream now

Changed in gvfs:
status: Triaged → Fix Committed
Changed in gvfs:
status: In Progress → Fix Released
Changed in gvfs:
assignee: nobody → desktop-bugs
importance: Undecided → Low
status: New → Confirmed
Sebastien Bacher (seb128) wrote :

the new stable version has been uploaded as an hardy update candidate now

Martin Pitt (pitti) wrote :

Accepted into -proposed, please test and give feedback here. Please see https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Testing/EnableProposed for documentation how to enable and use -proposed. Thank you in advance!

Changed in gvfs:
status: Confirmed → Fix Committed

ZOMG. Doesn't gnome have some sort of QA?

-proposed fixed this for me.

@Jakob: Sure they do. It's called 'install the unstable version and test it' ;-)
@Martin: Updating with the proposed channel open fixed this bug for me.

Martin Pitt (pitti) wrote :

Copied to hardy-updates.

Changed in gvfs:
status: Fix Committed → Fix Released
Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

This bug was fixed in the package gvfs - 0.99.3-0ubuntu1

gvfs (0.99.3-0ubuntu1) intrepid; urgency=low

  * New upstream version:
    - Fix frequent crasher in volume monitor

gvfs (0.99.2-0ubuntu1) intrepid; urgency=low

  * New upstream version:
    - Move hal and gphoto volume monitors out of process
    - Fix recursive copying (lp: #205370)
    - Require glib >= 2.17.4
    - Make the fuse daemon more reliable (lp: #235698)
    - Many smaller bugfixes
  * debian/control.in:
    - updated libglib requirement
  * debian/patches/80_samba_browsing_authentification.patch:
    - dropped since the changes create some issues
  * debian/patches/90_from_svn_fix_fuse_crasher.patch:
    - dropped since the changes are in the new version
  * updated install lists for the new version changes

 -- Sebastien Bacher <email address hidden> Thu, 24 Jul 2008 16:09:03 +0200

Changed in gvfs:
status: Fix Committed → Fix Released
Michael Nagel (nailor) wrote :

my bug ( Bug 251517 ) has been closed as duplicate. i suppose it is supposed a duplicate of this bug (found nothing better) i just wanted to add that i have a up-to-date system (as of today, august, 1st) and things are still broken.

Savvas Radevic (medigeek) wrote :

Michael, your bug seems to be private
If it's marked as a duplicate, it should say so somewhere at the beginning of the page of that bug

Post back the output of the following command (Applications > Accessories > Terminal):
apt-cache policy gvfs-backends gvfs

Michael Nagel (nailor) wrote :

the bug has been reopened as we believe it is not a duplicate currently. it has been marked private as it contains some not-for-general-public information. i'll post the output of this command there. if i can add you as a subscriber (so you can see the bug) i'll do that, too.

Well this has been pushed to stable, hasn't it? So I'd say it can be closed.

gvfs-0.2.5-1.fc9 has been pushed to stable, which includes this fix.

Changed in gvfs:
status: Fix Committed → Fix Released
Mike (mike-prorouting) wrote :

I just found that I am running into this problem, searched google and came across this bug. I double checked that my ubuntu hardy is already up to date.

Changed in gvfs:
importance: Unknown → Medium
Changed in gvfs (Fedora):
importance: Unknown → High
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