[clug-talk] Nautilus is fubar!

Mitchell Brown mbgb14 at gmail.com
Wed May 3 11:32:05 PDT 2006


*sigh* This is why I hate Ubuntu :@ Stupid Gnome!!!
If anyone tonight has a copy of the Kubuntu ISO could you bring it and we
can copy it to my laptop?

On 5/3/06, Gustin Johnson <gustin at echostar.ca> wrote:
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> I cannot speak to the why of the Gnome project ( I have no idea why
> their interface is the way it is, it does not make sense to me), but my
> guess is that it is supposed to make it easier to put icons, perl and
> cgi scripts if all you do is remember the document root, as opposed to
> /usr/lib/cgi-bin/ for cgi-bin
>
> It is not making stuff up, it is getting the info and displaying a
> virtual folder, the idea is to make things "easier" and "intuitive",
> things which I do not believe Gnome does well, though that is a hot
> topic.  As I said earlier, Gnome is odd.
>
> If you need a graphical manager, there are better ones (konqueror comes
> to mind), but for web and server stuff, I pretty much stick to the
> command line.
>
> Mitchell Brown wrote:
> > So if they shouldn't be visible at all, why the hell is it just making
> up
> > something entirely different? Like, where does it pull that from?!
> >
> > On 5/3/06, Gustin Johnson <gustin at echostar.ca> wrote:
> >>
> >
> >
> > Mitchell Brown wrote:
> >> Okay, when I goto my commandline, and type "ls" in "/var/www" I get
> >
> >> mbrown at BROWN1:/var/www$ ls
> >> apache2-default  phpmyadmin
> >
> >> Now, when I go into my "File Browser" in Ubuntu, goto "/var/www" I
> > get a
> >> *completely* different structure! Yet, the files are there (I can copy
> > them
> >> in and out of that folder!!!!)
> >
> >> Here's what I see in file browser:
> >
> >> cgi-bin
> >> error
> >> html
> >> icons
> >> perl
> >
> >> What the heck is going on?!
> >
> >
> > Two things, nautilus is figuring out the directory structure presented
> > by apache (icons, cgi-bin all live elsewhere, but appear to be under
> > document root).
> >
> > It is also limited by the permissions of your user, so many things in
> > /etc/ will not be visible, nor should they be.
> >
> >
> >>
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