Bug#542451: nautilus: Nautilus displays an empty folder for an afs-mounted symlink

Svante Signell srs at kth.se
Thu Aug 20 15:12:13 UTC 2009

On Thu, 2009-08-20 at 15:56 +0200, Josselin Mouette wrote:
> Le jeudi 20 aot 2009  15:10 +0200, Svante Signell a crit : 
> > I can walk though the whole directory tree with nautilus and see all
> > files/directories, except the last one /afs/.../srs which is empty :-(
> OK, so this doesn’t happen for all AFS directories?

Obviously not. I can see other users directories and files, but of
course not access the files. This is controlled by AFS access lists.

> What is the contents of this …/srs directory? (ls -l)

This directory is my (backed up) home directory now available under AFS
 in Linux. Previously  it was NFS mounted when I was running  Solaris.
 It contains both files and directories. To get access files  I need a
 Kerberos ticket. Read/write/etc access are controlled by  AFS  access
 list settings. As I said before, everything worked  before  the
 upgrade. I can access my home directory by cd  /afs/.../srs/ (or cd
 afs_srs), etc, but  not with nautilus! Even evolution works
 (however with  other problems) by a symbolic link: $HOME/.evolution
 -> /afs/.../srs/.evolution

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