Apparent Dolphin issue with samba folder creation

I have openSUSE 13.1, KDE 4.12.9 installed. I noticed while navigating a remote samba share (that I have R/W access to) that I could no longer create a folder via

File > Create New > Folder

It is greyed out. However, I can create a folder if I press F10 (which brings up a dialogue box with ‘Create new folder in:…’). I can also do the same using konqueror, so just a minor regression…

I also note that this is discussed here recently

and I have submitted a bug report

Anyone else experiencing the same?

Sorry, made a mistake with the links. It should have been

I also note that this is discussed here recently

and I have submitted a bug report

I’m able to create new folders with Dolphin in my two smb shares.

$ dolphin --version
Qt: 4.8.5
KDE Development Platform: 4.11.3
Dolphin: 4.11.3

My Samba section of my /etc/fstab:

## Samba Shares
//  /mnt/Shares  cifs  guest,comment=systemd.automount,uid=1000,iocharset=utf8                                    0 0
//   /mnt/Homes   cifs  credentials=/home/pat/.smbcredentials,comment=systemd.automount,iocharset=utf8,sec=ntlm    0 0

and finally, my /etc/samba/smb.conf on my server:

#####===== Share Definitions =====#####
   comment = Home Directories
   browseable = no
   read only = no
   create mask = 0700
   directory mask = 0700
   valid users = %S

    path = /home/share
    browseable = yes
    read only = no
    guest ok = yes
    create mask = 0755
    directory mask = 0755
    force user = nobody
    force group = nogroup

On a share where I have write permissions, this works fine here with KDE 4.12.1.
If I don’t have write permissions, File->Create New is greyed out as intended.

So I would say, either this has been fixed in 4.12.1 (I skipped 4.12.0 so can’t say how that behaved), or there’s a problem with kio_smb or dolphin that it doesn’t correctly determine the permissions in your case.

BTW, where did you get KDE 4.12.9 from? lol!

Slippery fingers :slight_smile: 4.12.0

I have write permissions and have isolated the issue to Dolphin.

It’s currently being duscussed here as well

For others experiencing this issue with Dolphin (KDE 4.12.0, 4.12.1), a patch has now been released as described here

Git commit 4865303004e1eba6e73342960bac614171323588 by Frank Reininghaus.
Committed on 30/01/2014 at 21:10.
Pushed by freininghaus into branch ‘KDE/4.12’.

Always enable the “Create New…” menu if the URL is writable

This commit works around the problem that KDirLister may not provide a “rootItem” for some kioslaves by setting up a KFileItem with the view
URL and using this to find out if the URL is writable.
Related: bug 330015
REVIEW: 115405
FIXED-IN: 4.12.2

Now confirmed working again with the update to KDE 4.12.2 :slight_smile: