Sometimes pcmanfm doesn't refresh folder when folder's content is changed

Bug #1020874 reported by Hung Tran on 2012-07-04
This bug affects 5 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
pcmanfm (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

When I do these actions, the content of current folder doesn't change/update until I hit F5 on keyboard:
- Compress data: the new compressed file (zip, tar.gz,...) doesn't appear
- Uncompress data: the uncompressed files don't appear
- Delete content in folder
- Paste something from other place into folder

My headache is this issue doesn't happen all the times. Please feel free to ask me any question to track it.


ProblemType: Bug
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 12.04
Package: pcmanfm 0.9.10-0ubuntu2
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 3.2.0-26.41-generic 3.2.19
Uname: Linux 3.2.0-26-generic x86_64
ApportVersion: 2.0.1-0ubuntu8
Architecture: amd64
Date: Wed Jul 4 15:52:18 2012
InstallationMedia: Lubuntu 12.04 "Precise Pangolin" - Release amd64 (20120423)

SourcePackage: pcmanfm
UpgradeStatus: No upgrade log present (probably fresh install)

Hung Tran (hungtran) wrote :
Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

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

Changed in pcmanfm (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
Flittermice (flittermice) wrote :

In my case I VNC to a remote machine where Lubuntu runs. Sometimes the file manager runs for days without this problem, but once it starts, the problem persists.
While writing this comment I had the idea to "killall pcmanfm" => works again!

BTW: This is not the only "sometimes"-issue I have with PCManFM: When I try to move one or more files to another directory per drag & drop it SOMETIMES happens that an error message pops up that the file doesn't exist. It's funny that the details of the error message then show the file name of a file I moved successfully before. Repeating the step then always works. Maxbe I'll file a bug sometimes if I can find ANY system for these occurences...

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