[Bug 1714518] Re: GTK+3 doesn't show FUSE/GVFS, smb (SMB/CIFS), sftp (SFTP/SSH) network shares in file chooser
adaucyjr at hotmail.com
Wed Aug 29 12:40:34 UTC 2018
I'm using Debian Stretch. Is it possible to fix this problem using this
patch for Ubuntu?
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GTK+3 doesn't show FUSE/GVFS, smb (SMB/CIFS), sftp (SFTP/SSH) network
shares in file chooser
Status in GTK+:
Status in gtk+3.0 package in Ubuntu:
Status in gtk+3.0 source package in Trusty:
Status in gtk+3.0 source package in Xenial:
Status in gtk+3.0 source package in Artful:
Steps to reproduce:
1. Install any Gtk3 application such as Firefox or Chromium which use modern file-chooser dialog.
2. Mount network location through fstab or file-manager ("smb://" = SMB/CIFS, "sftp://" = SFTP/SSH and so on)
3. Try to save/open file to/from the remote location from Gtk3 application.
* user is able to find network folder and save/open file to/from it with GtkFileChooser dialog
* user is unable to find network folder and save/open file to/from it with GtkFileChooser dialog and many user applications are affected
Original bug description is below:
GTK+3 doesn't show FUSE network shares in file chooser - it used to do
so in GTK+2, and the GTK+3 documentation still mentions it should do
In the mean time, every user of every application switching to GTK+3
-- including Chromium, at some point between 58 and 60 -- (a change
which happened in 16.04 LTS!!), loses the functionality to open or
save directly to a network share.
I had chosen 16.04 LTS for deploying our workstations at work, and my 50 users have been suddenly unable to do a simple operation they have to do dozens of times a day.
They now have to "buffer" these files to their local filesystem when saving them and before uploading them, and then copy them to the company's network shares.
They were already a little bit grumpy when it stopped working with Firefox, and are now really side-eyeing me when they apply updates and find Chromium broken.
I have reported the bug upstream and provided a patch to fix this. I
hope you'll be able and willing to include it to Ubuntu's GTK+3
Thanks in advance.
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