[OpenAFS] Unknown Gnome/AFS problem

Franco Milicchio milicchio@dia.uniroma3.it
Wed, 19 Jul 2006 10:31:24 +0200

Hello everyone,

I'm still facing a weird problem with Gnome and OpenAFS. When  
interacting with the GUI and deleting some items, gnome puts them in  
a .Trash directory:

milicchio:milicchio$ ls -lad .Trash
drwx------  3 milicchio diaafs 4096 Jul 14 09:13 .Trash/

Unfortunately this directory is shown *always* empty when opening the  
trashcan from the Gnome GUI, even if it contains files and  
directories, and of course has the right ACLs inherited by the  
container volume:

milicchio:milicchio$ ls -la .Trash
total 13
drwx------   3 milicchio diaafs 4096 Jul 14 09:13 ./
drwxrwxrwx  59 milicchio diaafs 6144 Jul 14 09:22 ../
drwxr-xr-x   2 milicchio diaafs 2048 Jul  3 11:36 simple_extension/
-rw-r--r--   1 milicchio diaafs  873 Jul  3 11:30  

milicchio:milicchio$ fs la .Trash
Access list for .Trash is
Normal rights:
   system:backup rl
   system:administrators rlidwka
   system:anyuser l
   milicchio rlidwka

This bug seems to affect all gnome systems (any distribution) with  
users under AFS, since local users in /home do not experience any  
trouble and find their deleted files in the trash.

Is anyone aware of any workaround? Users keep filling up immediately  
their quotas...

PS. Removing gnome is not a workaround :)

Franco Milicchio <milicchio@dia.uniroma3.it>

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The pessimist fears it is true.      [J. Robert Oppenheimer]