1.42.1. RHBA-2010:0436: bug fix update
Updated gnome-vfs2 packages that fix a regression from Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.4 are now available.
GNOME VFS is the GNOME virtual file system. It is the foundation of the Nautilus file manager. It provides a modular architecture and ships with several modules that implement support for file systems, http, ftp, and others. It provides a URI-based API, backend supporting asynchronous file operations, a MIME type manipulation library, and other features.
This update addresses the following regression from Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.4:
* when extracted from the Uniform Resource Identifier, gnome-vfs returned escaped file paths. If the path, as stored in the URI, contained non-ASCII characters or some ASCII characters which are parsed as something other than file path (eg spaces), the escaped path was inaccurate and could lead gnome-vfs to error.
For example, if an unescaped path contained a space -- eg /home/user/work folder/letter.odt -- trying to move "letter.odt" to the Trash using Nautilus resulted in an alert box presenting as follows:
Error "Not on the same file system" while deleting
Clicking the default "Retry" button did not result in the file being moved to the Trash. The practical consequence: this bug meant files with paths that included spaces could not be deleted using Nautilus.
With this update, gnome-vfs properly properly unescapes paths when the path is required for a system call. The paths are, consequently, parsed properly and errors such as the example above no longer occur. ( BZ#589874
Users should upgrade to these updated packages, which resolve this issue.