Opened 2 years ago

Last modified 2 years ago

#13409 new bug

Ghost file on Desktop

Reported by: humdinger Owned by: nobody
Priority: normal Milestone: Unscheduled
Component: Kits/libtracker.so Version: R1/Development
Keywords: Cc:
Blocked By: Blocking:
Has a Patch: no Platform: All

Description

This is hrev51059.

The strangest thing:
I created a symlink on the Desktop to /Generator/generated/objects/haiku/x86_gcc2/release/apps/softwareupdater/SoftwareUpdater. Now whenever I "jam -q SoftwareUpdater", a ghost file "SoftwareUpdater" appears on my desktop along the symlink!

Tracker identifies the ghost as the actual binary, located at the above path. In Terminal a "ls -la" of the Desktop shows only the symlink.

checkfs didn't show any issues.
Restarting Tracker exorcises the ghost file. What's going on?

I had a similar thing happen after moving a wonderbrush image from the Desktop to a folder on another partition, then creating a symlink from there back to the Desktop. I then created some source files and a makefile in that folder, and a "make" there resulted in ghost files of all those source files, plus the created "objects.x86-cc2-debug" folder.

Putting it under libtracker.so, might as well be a bfs bug? I dunno...

Change History (2)

comment:1 Changed 2 years ago by axeld

Never seen that myself, but yes, it could be a bug in either one.

comment:2 Changed 2 years ago by Giova84

I've seen this behaviour since long time. Maybe is related to this one? ticket:11310

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