Thunar 1.6.6 completely broken when using smbnetfs

Tim Tassonis timtas at
Thu Mar 19 13:56:35 CET 2015

On 19.03.2015 07:16, killermoehre wrote:
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> Am 18. März 2015 22:30:11 MEZ, schrieb Tim Tassonis <timtas at>:
>> Hi
>> First of all: the biggest thanks to all contributors of xfce, my
>> favourite de since several years and certainly years to come.
>> But: I just installed xfce 4.12 with thunar 1.6.6 and noticed that it
>> is
>> totally broken when you are using smbnetfs, which is a fuse filesystem
>> for mounting samba shares on the fly.
>> If I use the shell or ristretto or mousepad (whose open file dialogue
>> is
>> really ugly, btw.) or other applications, everything works perfectly
>> fine, the open file dialogues show the directories, all the files and
>> read them perfectly fine. But thunar just displays nothing at all when
>> in the smbnetfs mount point.
>> It might be worth mentioning that I compiled thunar without gvfs
>> support, but it otherwise seems to to everything fine.
>> Is there already a fix for this bug?
>> Cheers
>> Tim
> Hi Tim,
> does this happen with thunar compiled with gvfs and gvfs-smb, too?
> Please check if you can browse the remote share with smbnetfs and gvfs-smb.
> Regards
> killermoehre

No idea why, but I have now compiled and installed gvfs-1.22.3 and the 
recompiled thunar and now it seems to work ok.


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