the archive mounts are shown with unmounted drive icon

Bug #213814 reported by Murat Gunes on 2008-04-08
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gvfs (Ubuntu)
Ubuntu Desktop Bugs

Bug Description

Binary package hint: gvfs

Thanks to the newly activated archive backend, upon right clicking an archive file and choosing "Open with Archive Mounter", the archive is mounted and can be browsed like a folder. However, "drives" mounted this way are represented by an unmounted drive icon in computer:/// and the Places menu.

Sebastien Bacher (seb128) wrote :

The nautilus change will not be used by default in hardy so that's technically not an hardy issue, to send to the upstream bugzilla though

Changed in gvfs:
assignee: nobody → desktop-bugs
importance: Undecided → Wishlist
status: New → Confirmed
Murat Gunes (mgunes) wrote :

Do you mean that this functionality will be deactivated again before release? If not, what do you mean by "the Nautilus change"?

Sebastien Bacher (seb128) wrote :

the context menu mount option has been dropped from nautilus yesterday in hardy, the mounts are not really usable yet since the softwares are not using gvfs and can't open files from the location

plun (plun) wrote :

Can you please clarify... ?

I am using this for mounting ISO media files

This is just a "Daemon Tools" functionality which mostly all
Windows users knows about.

And the reason is to avoid burning and unpacking. Directly use
a ISO file without any hazzle.

Fedora 9 also uses this, discussed in a swedish forum, just great.

Murat Gunes (mgunes) wrote :

Mounting ISO files via right clicking is a valid use case that can justify turning it on by default, and ability to mount other archive files would be a bonus. We have other similar cases of apps being unable to access gvfs features yet; I don't think this would be a big exception.

Sebastien Bacher (seb128) wrote :

the desktop file is installed as an example and easy to copy, providing a feature half working to users will mainly lead to confusions and bug reports that's why we will not enable it by default, it's easy enough to copy the example if you want to use it

Murat Gunes (mgunes) wrote :

Which desktop file? I don't see a desktop file shipped in any of the gvfs-related packages.

Sebastien Bacher (seb128) wrote :

could you use the support tracker for user questions? the desktop is installed to /usr/share/doc/nautilus-data/examples/mount-archive.desktop and needs to be copied to /usr/share/applications to be used in nautilus

Endolith (endolith) wrote :

Still a problem in Intrepid. Mounted ISO file has a drive icon that looks like it's unmounted. (Icon should really look like a CD, anyway.)

Sebastien Bacher (seb128) wrote :

the bug is an upstream one and should be sent to

summary: - Mounted archives shown with unmounted drive icon
+ the archive mounts are shown with unmounted drive icon
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