pidgin does not remove partial file

Bug #387318 reported by komputes on 2009-06-15
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This bug affects 1 person
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
Empathy
Expired
Wishlist
Pidgin
New
Unknown
empathy (Ubuntu)
Low
Unassigned
pidgin (Ubuntu)
Low
Unassigned

Bug Description

Ubuntu 9.04
pidgin 1:2.5.5-1ubuntu8.1

Pidgin does not remove partial file (msn protocol - other protocols untested atm)

Pidgin saves the file with its actual name to the location that the user specifies. Unlike other programs, pidgin does not use /tmp until the file is complete. The name of the file on the desktop does not offer any indication that it is partial. Removing a partial/canceled file does not remove the partial file. User is not properly notified of status of download.

Steps to reproduce:
Connect to msn
Get a buddy
Attachment sent from buddy
You accept attachment
Buddy cancels file mid way
Partial files are still kept instead of being automatically removed (clicking remove does not delete the partial or propose to delete the partial)

Pedro Villavicencio (pedro) wrote :

Thank you for taking the time to report this bug and helping to make Ubuntu better.You reported this bug a while ago and there hasn't been any activity in it recently. We were wondering is this still an issue for you? Do you get the same with Lucid or Maverick? Thanks in advance.

Changed in pidgin (Ubuntu):
status: New → Incomplete
komputes (komputes) wrote :

Still experienced this issue in maverick using pidgin and empathy. Should partial files be kept since they could not be resumed? Do they confuse users who think it might be a complete file. Should these programs use the Firefox approach of downloading to a .part file and then renaming?

Changed in pidgin (Ubuntu):
status: Incomplete → New
Omer Akram (om26er) 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 https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Bugs/Upstream/GNOME.

Changed in empathy (Ubuntu):
importance: Undecided → Low
Omer Akram (om26er) wrote :

can you please send this bug to empathy developers?

Changed in empathy (Ubuntu):
status: New → Incomplete
Victor Vargas (kamus) wrote :

I have sent this requirement to upstream tracker for you.

Changed in empathy (Ubuntu):
status: Incomplete → Triaged
Changed in empathy:
importance: Unknown → Medium
status: Unknown → New
Changed in empathy:
status: New → Confirmed
Victor Vargas (kamus) wrote :

This issue is now a duplicate of https://bugzilla.gnome.org/show_bug.cgi?id=575976

Changed in empathy:
importance: Medium → Unknown
status: Confirmed → Unknown
Changed in empathy:
importance: Unknown → Wishlist
status: Unknown → Confirmed
Charlie Kravetz (charlie-tca) wrote :

Thanks for reporting this bug and any supporting documentation. Since this bug has enough information provided for a developer to begin work, I'm going to mark it as confirmed and let them handle it from here.

This bug has been reported to the developers of the software. You can track it and make comments at: http://developer.pidgin.im/ticket/13230

Thanks for taking the time to make Ubuntu better!

Changed in pidgin (Ubuntu):
status: New → Triaged
importance: Undecided → Low
Changed in pidgin:
status: Unknown → New
Changed in empathy:
status: Confirmed → Expired
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