Nautilus does not have option to change properties of symbolic link

Bug #1786792 reported by Norbert on 2018-08-13
This bug affects 1 person
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
nautilus (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

Steps to reproduce:
1. have `file1` somewhere
2. make symbolic link to `file1` as `symlink1` (for example with Nautilus: Create Link or <Ctrl+Shift+M>)
3. rename `file1` to new name (now `symlink1` is broken)
4. try to edit `symlink1` properties to point to the new name

Expected results:
* Nautilus allows to change properties of the symbolic link

Actual results:
* Nautilus does not allow to change properties of the symbolic link

ProblemType: Bug
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 18.04
Package: nautilus 1:3.26.3-0ubuntu4
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 4.15.0-23.25-generic 4.15.18
Uname: Linux 4.15.0-23-generic x86_64
ApportVersion: 2.20.9-0ubuntu7.2
Architecture: amd64
CurrentDesktop: ubuntu:GNOME
Date: Mon Aug 13 17:49:20 2018
 b'org.gnome.nautilus.preferences' b'show-create-link' b'true'
 b'org.gnome.nautilus.window-state' b'sidebar-width' b'196'
 b'org.gnome.nautilus.window-state' b'geometry' b"'890x549+268+38'"
 b'org.gnome.nautilus.list-view' b'default-column-order' b"['name', 'size', 'type', 'owner', 'group', 'permissions', 'mime_type', 'where', 'date_modified', 'date_modified_with_time', 'date_accessed', 'recency']"
InstallationDate: Installed on 2018-04-28 (106 days ago)
InstallationMedia: Ubuntu 18.04 LTS "Bionic Beaver" - Release amd64 (20180426)
SourcePackage: nautilus
UpgradeStatus: No upgrade log present (probably fresh install)

Norbert (nrbrtx) wrote :
Sebastien Bacher (seb128) wrote :
Changed in nautilus (Ubuntu):
importance: Undecided → Low
status: New → Triaged
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