kate NEARLY usable for remote files

robert rottermann robert at redcor.ch
Thu Nov 26 20:43:45 UTC 2015

On 26.11.2015 19:13, Petter Adsen wrote:
> On Thu, 26 Nov 2015 18:02:54 +0100
> robert <robert at redcor.ch> wrote:
>> Hi friends in ubuntu,
>> my favourite programmers editor is kate.
>> On of the main reasons (THE main reason, actually) is that it allows
>> to edit remote files with perfect ease.
>> Just open  it using an url that points to the file like
>> fish://root@remotebox.ch/etc/hosts (where fish:// is the protocol to
>> use).
>> now the bad part:
>> it does not work..
>> at least, only clumsily ..
>> I have to open a remote file from a shell calling kate with the file
>> as a parameter:
>> kate fish://root@remotebox.ch/etc/hosts
> Didn't we go over this back in May and again in August? I had a quick
> look at the first posts of those threads, and you were using 15.04 then
> - I'm assuming you have tried with 15.10 now?
yes we did ..
and I am using 15.10 now.
>> then it opens the file nicely, it even reloads it when the session is
>> reloaded at a later time.
>> So the edition of remote files works nicely. it is only the opening
>> of remote files that is hard.
>> now my question..
>> where do I file that bug?
> This is _probably_ not a problem with Kate itself, but rather part of
> the framework (KIO?), so I'd assume it should be filed against whatever
> package provides that. I'm not familiar enough with KDE to tell you
> exactly which one, though it could be 'kio'.
no it has nothing to do with kate, as kate runs fine when I install kubuntu.

I am using unity and did install kate on top of it.
I tried to install kde-desktop together with unity. but this produces an error 
and fails.
It seems to be some missing titbit in a unity installation.
> Does it work in any other KDE applications - Konqueror, for example?
> That should be checked first, so it can be filed against the correct
> package. There could be a problem in how Kate uses KIO.
I have no other KDE applications really.
>> or is there a way to circumvent it?
> Have you tried with 'sftp' instead  of 'fish'?
sftp does not work either.
>   IOr use sshfs.
work a lot with raspberries and found shfs not very convinient.
> If that doesn't work and nobody else here can think of something, you
> could consider asking the folks at the kubuntu-users or kubuntu-devel
> mailing lists, they are likely to be more familiar with the internals
> of KDE.
> Petter

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