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

Maarten Bezemer maarten.bezemer at gmail.com
Mon Feb 20 09:04:11 UTC 2012

Thank you for taking the time to report this bug and helping to make
Ubuntu better. We are sorry that we do not always have the capacity to
look at all reported bugs in a timely manner. There have been many
changes in Ubuntu since that time you reported the bug and your problem
and told that you would try a newer version, so the problem may have
been fixed with some of the updates. It would help us a lot if you could
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Also in my PPA (https://launchpad.net/~veger/+archive/ppa) is a very new
version, that hopefully will be accepted into the Ubuntu repositories
soon (bug #905610), if you 'dare' you could try that one as well.

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       Status: New => Incomplete

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  Symbolic links by FTP connection are opened as absolute path

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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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