#87 links are counted on interface but not on disk

closed-fixed
bidd
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5
2006-06-09
2005-10-24
Anonymous
No

1) put one symbolic link on the file list to burn.
2) suppose the link points to a 20 MB file
3) gnomebaker says "your disk has 20 MB"
4) when you burn, your disk will have only a broken
link, and none of the 20 MB.

there are 2 solutions to fix this:

A) don't count any link's target file size. if you have
3 files and 2 links, count the sizes of files only.

B) count link's target file also, and do the right
thing: burn the link's target file to cd and not just
the "symbolic link" information. this way, if link's
target file size is 20 MB, on the cd you will have the
20 MB data on there.

this can be done by some option (a checkbox):

"include link's target files on cd"

-- ricardo
riclc@hotmail.com

Discussion

  • bidd

    bidd - 2006-06-09
    • assigned_to: nobody --> bidd
    • status: open --> closed-fixed
     
  • bidd

    bidd - 2006-06-09

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    Fixed in CVS.

    GB now ignores symbolic links. I may well add a preference
    option to allow link following. I will add it if there is
    any user demand.

     

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