Re: ANNOUNCE: GNU Midnight Commander 4.5.55

Hi, Pavel!

It seems, I was wrong with the description, or, you tried it  in a different way.
Basically, the conditions, that can expose the bug are - you have no read access
to one of the dirs in the path in symlink. Then you'll be thrown to '/'.

Ok, the cause of this problem is in one of your recent changes:

2001-07-17  Pavel Roskin  <proski gnu org>

	* util.c (get_current_wd): Remove.  It's obsoleted by
	g_get_current_dir() from glib.

Unfortunatelly, g_get_current_dir() has a strange 'feature', that makes it im-
possible to use it in MC - in case of inability to read the path instead of 
returning NULL it returns '/'(actually, G_DIR_SEPARATOR).

So, there is no clear way to distinct error and a leagal case when your current
dir is root, or when it is a symlink to root.

I guess, the cheapest solution is to revert this change, unless we can change 
the behaviour of the glib function.

With best regards,

On Fri, Aug 24, 2001 at 11:37:25PM -0400, Pavel Roskin wrote:
> Hi, Timur!
> > then tapping on a directory c/ in MC throws you to the root directory '/'.
> I could not reproduce this problem on Linux 2.4.8-ac7 with /tmp mounted as
> tmpfs, logged in as ordinary user.
> In your case it is probably *BSD.  I have no time to guess.  Please either
> give more details right away or send the patch.
> > With old MC I'm getting desired behaviour.
> I don't know how old your "old" MC is, but I cannot think of any changes
> that could have changed this behavior.
> But just in case, try the same without the subshell support (mc -u).
> -- 
> Regards,
> Pavel Roskin

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