A directory set not to record in Privacy Settings is still shown in the Unity Files Dash

Bug #1017710 reported by Vincent on 2012-06-25
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This bug affects 3 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
Activity Log Manager
Low
Unassigned
unity-lens-files
Undecided
Unassigned
zeitgeist (Ubuntu)
Undecided
Unassigned

Bug Description

I saw a file in the Unity Files Dash and tried to block it from showing up there. While I couldn't block the individual file, I could place it in a separate folder and disable the recording of activity in that. However, while I've done that a while ago, I can still see the file under the Downloads heading in the Unity Dash. (Not sure if that is populated from Zeitgeist - to be sure I also added the Unity Files Lens, but if the problem is there then it is probably also a Unity-wide problem.)

ProblemType: Bug
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 12.04
Package: zeitgeist 0.9.0-1ubuntu1
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 3.2.0-25.40-generic-pae 3.2.18
Uname: Linux 3.2.0-25-generic-pae i686
ApportVersion: 2.0.1-0ubuntu8
Architecture: i386
Date: Mon Jun 25 23:44:54 2012
InstallationMedia: Ubuntu 12.04 LTS "Precise Pangolin" - Release i386 (20120423)
PackageArchitecture: all
ProcEnviron:
 LANGUAGE=en_US:en
 TERM=xterm
 PATH=(custom, no user)
 LANG=en_US.UTF-8
 SHELL=/bin/bash
SourcePackage: zeitgeist
UpgradeStatus: No upgrade log present (probably fresh install)

Vincent (vinnl) wrote :
description: updated
Michal Hruby (mhr3) wrote :

Affecting ALM, as it seems that events with associated MOVE_EVENT aren't handled properly.

Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

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

Changed in zeitgeist (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
Changed in activity-log-manager:
importance: Undecided → Low
milestone: none → 0.9.5
status: New → Triaged
Changed in activity-log-manager:
milestone: 0.9.5 → 0.9.6

I am not able to reproduce it.
It would be good if someone can post step by step instructions

Vincent (vinnl) wrote :

1. Create a file in the Downloads folder (let's say it's called "test")
2. Open the files lens and search for that file. Note that it is listed (under the heading Downloads).
3. Create a folder in the Downloads folder (let's say it's called "hidden").
4. Move "test" into "hidden".
5. Open Privacy settings.
6. Click the tab Files.
7. Add "hidden" to the list titled "Don't record activity in the following folders".
8. Close Privacy settings.
9. Open the files lens and search for "test". Note how it still shows up.

Expected result: "test" should not show up in step 9.

Can you try these steps

1. Create a file in the Downloads folder (let's say it's called "test")
2. Open the files lens and search for that file. Note that it is listed (under the heading Downloads).
3. Create a folder in the Downloads folder (let's say it's called "hidden").
4. Open Privacy settings.
5. Click the tab Files.
6. Add "hidden" to the list titled "Don't record activity in the following folders".
7. Close Privacy settings.
8. Move "test" into "hidden".
9. Open the files lens and search for "test".

Does it still show yup?

Vincent, the method you explained is not a bug because the folder was blacklisted after the file was moved. When the file was moved, then zeitgeist did now know that this folder has to be excluded.

Now if the steps I mentioned above still shows test in lens, then it is indeed a bug in zeitgeist/activity-log-manager.

If by following steps I mentioned above, the file does not show up, then it means that unity-file-lens is showing the files which have been logged even before blacklist was added.

In that case, you would have to open a bug against unity file lens

Vincent (vinnl) wrote :

@Manish Yes, it still shows up. And even if it didn't, it still is a bug: as soon as you blacklist a folder, it and all the files within it should be forgotten.

Marking it for later as it is difficult to reproduce

Changed in activity-log-manager:
milestone: 0.9.6 → 0.9.7
Vincent (vinnl) wrote :

Do you not see this bug when you follow the steps I described? I could make a screen recording if it helps?

Changed in activity-log-manager:
milestone: 0.9.7 → 0.9.8
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