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Bug 156439 - Directory navigation requires backslash to function properly
Summary: Directory navigation requires backslash to function properly
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: pan
Version: 3
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Pete Zaitcev
QA Contact:
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2005-04-30 05:54 UTC by Alan Olsen
Modified: 2007-11-30 22:11 UTC (History)
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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2005-06-07 22:53:18 UTC

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Description Alan Olsen 2005-04-30 05:54:23 UTC
From Bugzilla Helper:
User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:1.7.7) Gecko/20050416 Fedora/1.0.3-1.3.1 Firefox/1.0.3

Description of problem:
This is a well-known bug in Pan.  It was fixed in the development version over a year ago.

Quoting from the Bugzilla entry on

When saving to a directory, pan does not provide the backslash after the
directory name. A subsequent "save to" a different directory, necessitates
appending the slash after the previous directory name, otherwise the user 
cannot properly navigate the ~/News/Pan directory structure.

1) Save 1st attachment to ~/News/Pan/kittens/ <--note the trailing slash.
2) Now wish to save the *next attachment* to a different subdirectory.
However, when I select "save attachment as" the dialog window shows
"~/News/Pan/kittens", *instead of "~/News/Pan/kittens/ . 
The user either has to add the trailing slash, *or* remove the last
(i.e. most recent) subdirectory name, in order to properly navigate the
Pan subdirectories.

This bug is consistent and reproducible.

This is not a serious bug.  It is just damned annoying.  (And there is a known patch for it.)  Actually Pan should be built out of the cvs tree.  The version shipped is over two years old.

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How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
Described in the description.  Create a directory. Save something.  Try to save something else to a different directory.  The last entry in the list of directories will be treated as a selected file, not a directory.

Additional info:

Comment 1 Pete Zaitcev 2005-06-07 22:53:18 UTC
I am, unfortunately, swamped. Seriously...
Pan is being transitioned to Fedora Extras, so here's hoping that it
finds capable hands.

Comment 2 Alan Olsen 2005-06-08 01:25:21 UTC
I will put together a set of patches to fix the problem(s) and sumbit them.  I
will also be testing the version in CVS for my own use.  If it is worthwhile, I
will post spec file and patches for that as well.

Pan is a very useful newsreader.  It is the best client I have found for Linux.
 Unfortunatly the development on it has slowed to a crawl.  (Maybe why it is
going to extras.)

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