Sharing a folder should check parent folder's permission

Bug #480187 reported by Alexandre Martani on 2009-11-10
This bug affects 2 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
nautilus-share (Ubuntu)
Ubuntu Desktop Bugs

Bug Description

Binary package hint: nautilus

Using right-click -> sharing options:
When sharing a folder with wrong permissions (eg. no reading permissions for other users), you get a warning dialog, offering to change permissions for that folder.
But, if that folder has correct permissions and its parent folder doesn't have, it doesn't give any warning.

$ mkdir folderA
$ mkdir folderA/folderB
$ chmod o-rx folderA

Then try to share folderB. You get no warnings, and the share doesn't work. It should give the same warning you get if you try to share folterA.

ProblemType: Bug
Architecture: amd64
Date: Tue Nov 10 16:30:08 2009
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 9.10
ExecutablePath: /usr/bin/nautilus
NonfreeKernelModules: nvidia
Package: nautilus 1:2.28.1-0ubuntu1
 PATH=(custom, user)
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 2.6.31-14.48-generic
SourcePackage: nautilus
Uname: Linux 2.6.31-14-generic x86_64

Alexandre Martani (amartani) wrote :
Changed in nautilus (Ubuntu):
importance: Undecided → Medium
importance: Medium → Low
Changed in nautilus (Ubuntu):
status: New → Incomplete

Hello Alexandre,

Thank you for taking the time to submit a report. Can you please forward this bug upstream? Information to do so can be found here -->

I figured out what Alexandre was saying.

Changed in nautilus (Ubuntu):
status: Incomplete → Confirmed
Pedro Villavicencio (pedro) wrote :

Thank you for your bug report. This bug has been reported to the developers of the software. You can track it and make comments at:

Changed in nautilus (Ubuntu):
assignee: nobody → Ubuntu Desktop Bugs (desktop-bugs)
status: Confirmed → Triaged
Changed in nautilus:
importance: Unknown → Medium
status: Unknown → New
affects: nautilus (Ubuntu) → nautilus-share (Ubuntu)
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