Nautilus doesn't automatically remount a network share when a clicking a symlink pointing to the share via .gvfs

Bug #556442 reported by Henri Sivonen on 2010-04-06
This bug affects 2 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
gvfs (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

Binary package hint: nautilus

Karmic on x86_64.

Steps to reproduce:
 1) Mount a samba share using Connect to Server... in the Places menu.
 2) Tell the system to remember the credentials for the share.
 3) Make a symlink from the home directory to a directory on the samba share so that the symlink points to ~/.gvfs/sharename on host/directory
 4) Shut down the computer but not the samba server.
 5) Reboot.
 6) Double-click the symlink in Nautilus.

Expected results:
Expected Nautilus to use the share name and host baked into the ~/.gvfs path and the credentials saved to the keyring to remount the share and then open the directory pointed to by the symlink.

Actual results:
The symlink is treated as broken.

Additional information:
This is a feature parity bug compared to Mac OS X. Finder on Mac OS X remounts an AFP share automatically when the user tries to open an alias that points to a folder on an AFP share that isn't mounted currently.

ProblemType: Bug
Architecture: amd64
Date: Tue Apr 6 15:07:40 2010
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 9.10
ExecutablePath: /usr/bin/nautilus
InstallationMedia: Ubuntu 9.10 "Karmic Koala" - Release amd64 (20091027)
NonfreeKernelModules: nvidia
Package: nautilus 1:2.28.1-0ubuntu3
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 2.6.31-20.58-generic
SourcePackage: nautilus
Uname: Linux 2.6.31-20-generic x86_64

Henri Sivonen (hsivonen) wrote :
summary: Nautilus doesn't automatically remount a network share when a clicking a
- symlin pointing to the share via .gvfs
+ symlink pointing to the share via .gvfs
Sebastien Bacher (seb128) wrote :

Thank you for your bug report. The issue is an upstream one and it would be nice if somebody having it could send the bug the to the people writting the software (

Changed in nautilus (Ubuntu):
importance: Undecided → Wishlist
Alexandre Magno (alexandre-mbm) wrote :

Nautilus should automatically mount if it is a partition?

Sebastien Bacher (seb128) wrote :

That's still an issue, reported upstream on now

Changed in nautilus (Ubuntu):
status: New → Triaged
Sebastien Bacher (seb128) wrote :

It's rather a job for gvfs according to upstream,

affects: nautilus (Ubuntu) → gvfs (Ubuntu)
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