unexpected message: 'Sharing services are not installed'

Bug #106532 reported by Duncan Lithgow on 2007-04-14
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ubuntu-meta (Ubuntu)
Wishlist
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Bug Description

Binary package hint: ubuntu-desktop

This is an RFE - not a functional bug. I cannot see any way to mark my own bugs as 'wishlist' could someone please do that and tell me how to? Thanks. (I will then remove this message) Duncan.

This report is in three parts. First 'The issue and proposal', second 'How I got here' and third 'My original bug report'

= 1. The issue and a proposal =

A slip of the wrist in the Gnome right-click context menu can mean 'Share Folder' instead of 'Move to Trash'. I did that. My suggestion to avoid confusion is to change the wording of the first message slightly. The first dialog is currently:

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| Sharing services are not installed
| You need to install at least either Samba or NFS in order to share your folders.
| [ ] Install Unix networks support (NFS)
| [ ] Install Windows network support (SMB)
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I suggest it be changed to something similar to:

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| You have chosen to share a folder but sharing services are not installed
| You need to install at least either Samba or NFS in order to share your folders.
| [ ] Install Unix networks support (NFS)
| [ ] Install Windows network support (SMB)
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= 2. How I got this far =

Here's what happened:
I was deleting lots of files, too quickly for my clumsy mouse movements as it turns out, and accidentally choose 'Share Folder' instead of 'Move to Trash' from the right click options menu. 'Move to Trash' is one above 'Share Folder'.

Because I was installing a bunch of things at the same time, sudo had my password and remembered it. This meant that although I didn't mean for it to happen my system began the process of making it possible to share a folder over a network. And it did that very well - but caught me by surprise. So I've suggested the changes in section 1.

= 3. My original bug report =

This 'bug'? showed up without warning and I don't know why...
The message I receive is as follows:

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| Sharing services are not installed
| You need to install at least either Samba or NFS in order to share your folders.
| [ ] Install Unix networks support (NFS)
| [ ] Install Windows network support (SMB)
-----------------------

I have no idea why I got this message. I was just deleting large amounts of files (old video files) from a locally mounted FAT32 partition while 'Add/Remove programs installed a large batch of code editors for me to play with. My first guess was that I'd run out of space in Trash so it was trying to delete them locally on the FAT32 partition - but as far as I can see there is still 5.5Gb of space - and the folder I just went to delete is under 1GB.

I'm now selecting close to avoid installing the network services. Now I get the message below with the 'OK' option.

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| The folder contents could not be displayed
| error accessing 'file:///media/sda7/
| video/2006-06_mpeg': Access denied
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'/media/sda7/video/2006-06_mpeg' is not a regular file but a directory.

I also get the message below with the options to either 'Cancel' or 'OK'

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| Share Folder
| Shared Folder
| Path: /media/sda7/video/2006-06_mpeg
| Share through: Do not share
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'Do not share' is part of a drop down menu but no other options are possible.

I choose 'OK' to both options and it all goes away. Everything works fine.

description: updated
juju482 (juju482) wrote :

I have the same problem :

"error accessing 'file:///media/hda6/Mes%20vid%C3%A9os': Accès denied"

When I want to share folders who are on a ntfs partition...

Changed in ubuntu-meta:
importance: Undecided → Wishlist
Charlie Kravetz (charlie-tca) 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? Can you try with latest Ubuntu release? Thanks in advance.

Changed in ubuntu-meta:
assignee: nobody → charlie-tca
status: New → Incomplete
Charlie Kravetz (charlie-tca) wrote :

We are closing this bug report because it lacks the information we need to investigate the problem, as described in the previous comments. Please reopen it if you can give us the missing information, and don't hesitate to submit bug reports in the future. To reopen the bug report you can click on the current status, under the Status column, and change the Status back to "New". Thanks again!

Changed in ubuntu-meta:
assignee: charlie-tca → nobody
status: Incomplete → Invalid
Duncan Lithgow (duncan-lithgow) wrote :

The context menu has been changed in 8.10 and so have the dialog texts. Marking fixed.

Changed in ubuntu-meta:
status: Invalid → Fix Released
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