ACLs and Thunar

Paul van der Vlis paul at
Wed May 15 14:06:16 CEST 2019

Hi Alex,

Sorry for my very late answer.

Op 06-05-19 om 21:14 schreef Alex:
> Hi Paul,
> I did not find any reference regarding POSIX-1003.1e in the thunar code
> (neither in Nautilus).
> Not sure if thunar needs to add specific support for it, or if that
> should come from the underlying OS ?

I don't know...

> Possibly related to gvfs ?

On the new Debian machine gvfs works fine for so far I see.

> Which thunar version is use on the Slackware machine ?

Hmm, not sure how to find that out via SSH.

It's the version what comes with Slackware 14.1 what's dated 2013-11-04,
so it must be older then that.

> You could try to compile the same thunar version from source on the
> debian machine to check if it is a thunar issue at all.
> If so, please open a bug for it on

I see some other things in the filesystem I don't understand. First I
will look at that. Maybe it's a GlusterFS problem.

Thanks for your help!

With regards,
Paul van der Vlis

> Thanks & Cheers,
> Alex
> On 06.05.19 14:40, Paul van der Vlis wrote:
>> Hello,
>> I am the sysadmin of a thin-client server, where posix ACLs are used.
>> When a user opens Thunar, many folders look-like closed (you see a red
>> cross), but they are open because of the ACLs. They can go inside and do
>> what they like, but the "look" is wrong.
>> I know that Thunar can do this the right way, my customer has an old
>> Slackware machine where it works fine on the same data-set.
>> I've copied the /etc/xfce4 directory of the old Slackware machine where
>> it is working fine to the new machine with Debian. But no success..
>> Somebody an idea on how to do this?
>> With regards,
>> Paul van der Vlis
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