Natilus should ignore read only attribute for folders in a windows share

Bug #879180 reported by Konstantin on 2011-10-21
This bug affects 2 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
nautilus (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

Windows uses the read-only attribute for folders solely to indicate that this folder should be rendered in a special way (e.g. Fonts folder, Desctop, Videos, ...). So a folder with the read-only attribute set is actually considered writeable. Nautilus however considers it actually read only and deactivates certain features like creating files and folders. This should not happen.

A description of the Windows behaviour is at . Also the underlying smb and gvfs do allow proper write access (e.g. via shell commands).
Nautilus however interprets the missing "w" flag and deactivates certain operations.

Nautilus should recognise that a folder is a smb mount and still assume write access.

ProblemType: Bug
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 10.10
Package: nautilus 1:2.32.0-0ubuntu1.4
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 2.6.35-30.60-generic
Uname: Linux 2.6.35-30-generic x86_64
NonfreeKernelModules: nvidia
Architecture: amd64
Date: Fri Oct 21 11:42:09 2011
InstallationMedia: Ubuntu 10.10 "Maverick Meerkat" - Release amd64 (20101007)
 PATH=(custom, user)
SourcePackage: nautilus

Konstantin (list-kseiler) wrote :
Sebastien Bacher (seb128) wrote :

Thank you for taking the time to report this bug and helping to make Ubuntu better. The issue you are reporting is an upstream one and it would be nice if somebody having it could send the bug to the developers of the software by following the instructions at If you have done so, please tell us the number of the upstream bug (or the link), so we can add a bugwatch that will inform us about its status. Thanks in advance.

Changed in nautilus (Ubuntu):
importance: Undecided → Low
Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

Status changed to 'Confirmed' because the bug affects multiple users.

Changed in nautilus (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
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