Failed to retrieve share list from server: File exists.

Bug #1762211 reported by Ryan Wynn on 2018-04-08
This bug affects 3 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
thunar (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

After using Browse Network in thunar and clicking on a machine name with samba shares the following message is displayed: Failed to retrieve share list from server: File exists.

Previously in Ubuntu 16.04, instead of getting this error message, a popup window is displayed allowing one to enter a username/password/domain after which the shares on the machine are enumerated. So, I believe this may be a regression.

If, instead of browsing the Network and clicking on a machine, the user manually enters a direct URL to the samba share, e.g. smb://machine.local/share, then the popup window is displayed and the user is able to connect. So this procedure can be used as a work around.

Also, I noticed that in Ubuntu 16.04 and 18.04, manually installing the libreoffice-gnome package is required to open documents on samba shares. While not necessarily a bug, this seems very problematic for new users since most would probably like to open and work with documents on samba shares and the solution is far from obvious.

Thanks for your work on Xubuntu! Hopefully these are simple fixes that will make the onboard experience a little better.

ProblemType: Bug
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 18.04
Package: thunar 1.6.15-0ubuntu1
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 4.15.0-13.14-generic 4.15.10
Uname: Linux 4.15.0-13-generic x86_64
ApportVersion: 2.20.9-0ubuntu4
Architecture: amd64
CurrentDesktop: XFCE
Date: Sun Apr 8 12:39:46 2018
ExecutablePath: /usr/bin/thunar
InstallationDate: Installed on 2018-04-01 (6 days ago)
InstallationMedia: Xubuntu 16.04.4 LTS "Xenial Xerus" - Release amd64 (20180228)
 PATH=(custom, user)
SourcePackage: thunar
UpgradeStatus: Upgraded to bionic on 2018-04-08 (0 days ago)

Ryan Wynn (ryan.m.wynn) wrote :
description: updated
Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

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

Changed in thunar (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
Changed in thunar (Ubuntu):
status: Confirmed → Invalid

Regarding the libreoffice-gnome package, it is installed by default in the final release (bug 1689008).

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