[Pkg-mc-devel] [Bug 508785] Re: Symbolic links by FTP connection are opened as absolute path

Bruce 508785 at bugs.launchpad.net
Tue Oct 12 10:37:55 UTC 2010

This is a bug, because you can not open some paths and get to such
directory content on the FTP server. Midnight Commander nor Nautilus can
be used for accessing paths outside of the FTP root directory which are
created as symbolic links. FileZilla on Linux has no problem, I can open
symbolic links, because FileZilla opens it as link name, not as
absolute/relative path. Midnight Commander or Nautilus should open the
link with CWD logs and not CWD /var/www/login/logs

Today I have:
mc 3:4.7.0-1ubuntu2

what is possibly not the newest package. I will try to upgrade to 10.10
in 2-3 weeks and can test it again.

Symbolic links by FTP connection are opened as absolute path
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Status in “mc” package in Ubuntu: New

Bug description:
Binary package hint: mc

I am using Pure-FTPd on server, which allows symbolic links in virtual chroot to go outside of the chroot. I tryied 4 different FTP clients on Windows, everyone opens the symbolic link correctly (CWD linkname), but when I try it with Midnight Commander, he tryies open the link with absolute path:

Server directory structure:

| |- logs -> /var/www/login/logs
| |- somefiles

Chroot is on ftp directory. When I try some FTP clients, everyone opens the logs symlink with 'CWD logs' but Midnight Commander executes 'CWD //var/www/login' (this I get from packet sniffer, perhaps he tryies to open the absolute path, then the requested directory).

I just tryied the Nautilus, the behaviour is the same as Midnight Commander, FileZilla works ok.

Ubuntu 9.10
mc 2:4.6.2-2ubuntu1

ProblemType: Bug
Architecture: amd64
Date: Sun Jan 17 16:05:00 2010
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 9.10
NonfreeKernelModules: fglrx
Package: mc 2:4.6.2-2ubuntu1
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 2.6.31-17.54-generic
SourcePackage: mc
Uname: Linux 2.6.31-17-generic x86_64

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