Bug#379631: nautilus: Unable to rename symlinks if link destination is read-only

Ambrose Li ambrose.li at cccgt.org
Mon Jul 24 16:15:42 UTC 2006

Package: nautilus
Version: 2.14.1-5
Severity: normal

For example, suppose I make a symlink from /usr/bin/xterm to the Desktop so that
I can access it even if something goes wrong and only the Desktop is on the
screen (i.e., no panels, etc.).

Now, in nautilus, it is impossible to rename this symlink, whether on the Desktop
or in the "Properties" window.

Nautilus seems to be confused by symlinks, and thought that because xterm is
owned by root, the user cannot rename the symlink.

-- System Information:
Debian Release: testing/unstable
  APT prefers unstable
  APT policy: (500, 'unstable'), (500, 'stable')
Architecture: i386 (i686)
Shell:  /bin/sh linked to /bin/bash
Kernel: Linux 2.4.28-ow1
Locale: LANG=zh_TW.Big5, LC_CTYPE=zh_TW.Big5 (charmap=BIG5)

Versions of packages nautilus depends on:
ii  desktop-file-utils         0.11-1        Utilities for .desktop files
ii  gnome-control-center       1:2.14.2-1    utilities to configure the GNOME d
ii  libart-2.0-2               2.3.17-1      Library of functions for 2D graphi
ii  libatk1.0-0                1.11.4-3      The ATK accessibility toolkit
ii  libbonobo2-0               2.14.0-1      Bonobo CORBA interfaces library
ii  libc6                      2.3.6-15      GNU C Library: Shared libraries
ii  libeel2-2                  2.14.1-2      Eazel Extensions Library (for GNOM
ii  libesd0                    0.2.36-3      Enlightened Sound Daemon - Shared 
ii  libexif12                  0.6.13-4      library to parse EXIF files
ii  libgail-common             1.8.11-2      GNOME Accessibility Implementation
ii  libgail17                  1.8.11-2      GNOME Accessibility Implementation
ii  libgconf2-4                2.14.0-1      GNOME configuration database syste
ii  libglade2-0                1:2.5.1-2     library to load .glade files at ru
ii  libglib2.0-0               2.10.3-3      The GLib library of C routines
ii  libgnome-desktop-2         2.14.2-2      Utility library for loading .deskt
ii  libgnome2-0                2.14.1-2      The GNOME 2 library - runtime file
ii  libgnomecanvas2-0          2.14.0-2      A powerful object-oriented display
ii  libgnomeui-0               2.14.1-2      The GNOME 2 libraries (User Interf
ii  libgnomevfs2-0             2.14.2-1      GNOME virtual file-system (runtime
ii  libgtk2.0-0                2.8.18-1      The GTK+ graphical user interface 
ii  libnautilus-extension1     2.14.1-5      libraries for nautilus components 
ii  liborbit2                  1:2.14.0-2    libraries for ORBit2 - a CORBA ORB
ii  libpango1.0-0              1.12.3-1      Layout and rendering of internatio
ii  libpopt0                   1.10-2        lib for parsing cmdline parameters
ii  librsvg2-2                 2.14.4-2      SAX-based renderer library for SVG
ii  libstartup-notification0   0.8-1         library for program launch feedbac
ii  libx11-6                   2:1.0.0-7     X11 client-side library
ii  libxml2                    2.6.26.dfsg-2 GNOME XML library
ii  nautilus-data              2.14.1-5      data files for nautilus
ii  shared-mime-info           0.17-2        FreeDesktop.org shared MIME databa

Versions of packages nautilus recommends:
ii  desktop-base                  0.3.17     common files for the Debian Deskto
ii  eject                         2.1.4-2.1  ejects CDs and operates CD-Changer
ii  fam                           2.7.0-10   File Alteration Monitor
pn  libgnomevfs2-extra            <none>     (no description available)
ii  librsvg2-common               2.14.4-2   SAX-based renderer library for SVG
ii  nautilus-cd-burner            2.14.2-1   CD Burning front-end for Nautilus

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