Ubuntu

Nautilus gives a "generic error" when attempting to copy files over ssh without read permission

Reported by Mary Gardiner on 2004-10-19
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Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
Nautilus
Fix Released
Medium
nautilus (Ubuntu)
Low
Ubuntu Desktop Bugs

Bug Description

If you attempt to use Nautilus to drag and drop a file from a remote host to a
local folder (I was using the desktop), it gives the following error:

Error "Generic error" while copying "sftp://[blah blah blah].

Would you like to continue?

This error message is uninformative -- it's actually a permissions problem. The
dialog would be more useful if it could explain the error: "Permission denied
reading sftp://[blah blah blah]" or whatever.

http://bugzilla.gnome.org/show_bug.cgi?id=141166: http://bugzilla.gnome.org/show_bug.cgi?id=141166

Sebastien Bacher (seb128) wrote :

I've reported the bug upstream:
http://bugzilla.gnome.org/show_bug.cgi?id=155860

Daniel Robitaille (robitaille) wrote :
Lionel Dricot (ploum) on 2006-03-30
Changed in nautilus:
status: Unconfirmed → Confirmed
Changed in nautilus:
status: Unconfirmed → Confirmed
Chris Wagner (chris-wagner) wrote :

Also see bug 45382. We're seeing basically the same error message, but with no obvious reason for anything to go wrong (i.e., no permission problems).

davie (daviemoston) wrote :

gnome-vfs is being replaced with gvfs in ubuntu hardy (8.04).
Any chance you could test this to check to see if it still occurs in the latest hardy beta (http://www.ubuntu.com/testing/hardy/beta)?

Sebastien Bacher (seb128) wrote :

the new nautilus using gvfs displays a correct message about the issue, closing the bug

Changed in nautilus:
assignee: seb128 → desktop-bugs
status: Confirmed → Fix Released
Changed in nautilus:
status: Confirmed → Fix Released
Changed in nautilus:
importance: Unknown → Medium
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