Bug#508996: nautilus: permission denided when emptying trash

Marek Poks markpoks at wp.pl
Wed Dec 17 10:27:04 UTC 2008

Package: nautilus
Version: 2.20.0-7
Severity: normal

when logged as a normal user and have created some file on desktop as 
root and deleted it (as normal user) it moves successfuly to trash.
but when trying to empty trash very often there is problem with 
permissions to do that.

files made by root/otheruser should not be movable to trash or:
there should be option 'empty trash as root' - so all trashesh of all 
users could be deleted when needed some space or something like that

-- System Information:
Debian Release: lenny/sid
  APT prefers testing
  APT policy: (500, 'testing')
Architecture: i386 (i686)

Kernel: Linux 2.6.26-1-686-bigmem (SMP w/2 CPU cores)
Locale: LANG=en_US.UTF-8, LC_CTYPE=en_US.UTF-8 (charmap=UTF-8)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/bash

Versions of packages nautilus depends on:
ii  desktop-file-utils         0.15-1        Utilities for .desktop files
ii  gnome-control-center       1:  utilities to configure the GNOME d
ii  libart-2.0-2               2.3.20-2      Library of functions for 2D graphi
ii  libatk1.0-0                1.22.0-1      The ATK accessibility toolkit
ii  libbonobo2-0               2.22.0-1      Bonobo CORBA interfaces library
ii  libc6                      2.7-16        GNU C Library: Shared libraries
ii  libcairo2                  1.6.4-7       The Cairo 2D vector graphics libra
ii  libeel2-2.20               2.20.0-7      Eazel Extensions Library (for GNOM
ii  libesd0                    0.2.36-3      Enlightened Sound Daemon - Shared 
ii  libexempi3                 2.0.1-1       library to parse XMP metadata (Lib
ii  libexif12                  0.6.16-2.1    library to parse EXIF files
ii  libgail-common             1.22.3-1      GNOME Accessibility Implementation
ii  libgail18                  1.22.3-1      GNOME Accessibility Implementation
ii  libgconf2-4                2.22.0-1      GNOME configuration database syste
ii  libglade2-0                1:2.6.2-1     library to load .glade files at ru
ii  libglib2.0-0               2.16.6-1      The GLib library of C routines
ii  libgnome-desktop-2         2.22.3-2      Utility library for loading .deskt
ii  libgnome2-0          The GNOME 2 library - runtime file
ii  libgnomecanvas2-0    A powerful object-oriented display
ii  libgnomeui-0         The GNOME 2 libraries (User Interf
ii  libgnomevfs2-0             1:2.22.0-5    GNOME Virtual File System (runtime
ii  libgtk2.0-0                2.12.11-4     The GTK+ graphical user interface 
ii  libnautilus-extension1     2.20.0-7      libraries for nautilus components 
ii  liborbit2                  1:2.14.13-0.1 libraries for ORBit2 - a CORBA ORB
ii  libpango1.0-0              1.20.5-3      Layout and rendering of internatio
ii  librsvg2-2                 2.22.2-2      SAX-based renderer library for SVG
ii  libselinux1                2.0.65-5      SELinux shared libraries
ii  libstartup-notification0   0.9-1         library for program launch feedbac
ii  libtrackerclient0          0.6.6-2       metadata database, indexer and sea
ii  libx11-6                   2:1.1.5-2     X11 client-side library
ii  libxml2                    2.6.32.dfsg-5 GNOME XML library
ii  nautilus-data              2.20.0-7      data files for nautilus
ii  shared-mime-info           0.30-2        FreeDesktop.org shared MIME databa

Versions of packages nautilus recommends:
ii  app-install-data            2008.11.27   Application Installer Data Files
ii  desktop-base                5.0.1        common files for the Debian Deskto
ii  eject                       2.1.5+deb1-4 ejects CDs and operates CD-Changer
ii  libgnomevfs2-extra          1:2.22.0-5   GNOME Virtual File System (extra m
ii  librsvg2-common             2.22.2-2     SAX-based renderer library for SVG
ii  nautilus-cd-burner          2.20.0-1     CD Burning front-end for Nautilus
ii  synaptic                    0.62.1       Graphical package manager

Versions of packages nautilus suggests:
ii  eog                           2.22.3-2   Eye of GNOME graphics viewer progr
pn  fam                           <none>     (no description available)
pn  totem | mp3-decoder           <none>     (no description available)
pn  tracker                       <none>     (no description available)
ii  xpdf-utils [pdf-viewer]       3.02-1.4   Portable Document Format (PDF) sui

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