[haiku-bugs] [Haiku] #10173: Spurious alert box when working in /tmp ("careful, this is a system folder")

  • From: "ttcoder" <trac@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Mon, 04 Nov 2013 10:59:45 -0000

#10173: Spurious alert box when working in /tmp ("careful, this is a system
 Reporter:  ttcoder               |        Owner:  axeld
     Type:  enhancement           |       Status:  new
 Priority:  normal                |    Milestone:  R1
Component:  Applications/Tracker  |      Version:  R1/Development
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 Blocking:                        |  Has a Patch:  0
 Platform:  All                   |
 If you open the (normally hidden from Tracker view) /tmp folder with
 {{{open /tmp}}} or by expanding an archive there ..etc, and rename one of
 its files, or drag'n'drop one of its files out of it, as of recent (PM)
 Haiku builds you will get the "this is a system folder, are you sure to
 change it, press <Shift> to go ahead" alert box.

 In all likelyhood this is due to /tmp having relocated from
 {{{/boot/common/cache/tmp}}} (where Tracker knows not to alert the user)
 to {{{/boot/system/.../tmp}}}.

 Filing as enhancement as my usage pattern is probably pretty obscure (I do
 a lot of work in /tmp with files that are temporary and I don't want to
 survive a reboot / not have to remember to move to Trash), though
 technically this is a regression/bug.

 Summary: Tracker should make an exception to the rule and consider the
 /tmp part of /boot/system is ''not'' a folder that needs protection, by
 opposed to, say, the add-ons or kernel/drivers folders.

Ticket URL: <http://dev.haiku-os.org/ticket/10173>
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