[Bug 20541] New: Cannot move cross-filesystem symlinks to Trash

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           Summary: Cannot move cross-filesystem symlinks to Trash
           Product: Ubuntu
           Version: unspecified
          Platform: i386
        OS/Version: Linux
            Status: UNCONFIRMED
          Severity: normal
          Priority: P2
         Component: nautilus
        AssignedTo: seb128 at ubuntu.com
        ReportedBy: peter.parkkali at iki.fi
         QAContact: desktop-bugs at lists.ubuntu.com

It's possible to create a symlink in nautilus that references an object on
another filesystem than where the link is housed. However, nautilus refuses move
such links to the Trash.

To reproduce:
1) Open two nautilus windows, showing folders on separate filesystems, where you
have write access to at least one of the folders
2) Middle-click and drag an object from one window to the other, choose "Link here"
3) Remove the link with the "Del" key or Right-click -> "Move to Trash"

Nautilus replies with a dialog:
  Error "not on the same file system" while deleting "/path/to/link".
  Would you like to continue?   [Cancel] [Retry]

Retrying will repeat the error.

3b) Using direct "Delete" (if it's enabled in prefs) deletes the link though.

I don't think this is the same as Bug #16884 , altough similar.

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