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Recommended update for gnome-vfs2


(Last modified: 05DEC2005)

solutions Recommended update for gnome-vfs2 SuSE Linux Maintenance Web (c82938cce4e58dd19256fc7ab90688db)

Applies to

Package: gnome-vfs2
Product(s): Novell Linux Desktop 9 for x86
Novell Linux Desktop 9 for x86_64
Patch: patch-10709
Release: 20051205
Obsoletes: none


Everyone using GNOME should update.



Problem description

  • smb method should try kerberos first (117147)
  • Added gnome-vfs2-93921-canonicalize-symlinks.patch to fix bug #93921. With this, gnome-vfs will canonicalize symbolic links in trash paths so that the trash will work in the intended fashion for external volumes.
  • Added gnome-vfs2-94400-cancelation-rewrite-nld9.diff to fix bug #94400. This is a rewrite of the cancelation mechanism in gnome-vfs; the symptom of the bug was that file descriptors got leaked in certain cases, especially when canceling open() operations.
  • Added gnome-vfs2-samba-3.0.20.patch to make gnome-vfs compile with newer versions of libsmbclient, as they use "close_fn" instead of "close".


Please install the updates provided at the location noted below.

Installation notes

This update is provided as an RPM package that can easily be installed onto a running system by using this command:
rpm -Fvh gnome-vfs2.rpm gnome-vfs2-doc.rpm

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