Bug 397016

Summary: Dolphin doesn't ask for root password when creating links of files
Product: [I don't know] kde Reporter: David <david.cortes.rivera>
Component: generalAssignee: Unassigned bugs mailing-list <unassigned-bugs>
Severity: normal    
Priority: NOR    
Version: unspecified   
Target Milestone: ---   
Platform: Other   
OS: Linux   
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Description David 2018-07-31 17:29:51 UTC
When trying to create a symlink between folders that require root access, Dolphin would not ask for the root password before performing the operation - instead, it will simply fail due to lack of permissions.

Steps to reproduce:
* Open two folders in which the user doesn't have write permissions (e.g. /usr/lib/chromium-browser/ and /opt/google/chrome/).
* Drag and drop some file from one of the folders above to the other.
* When it asks what to do with it, select "Link here".

Expected behavior:
* Should ask for root password and create a link.

Actual behavior:
* Fails due to permissions
Comment 1 Christoph Feck 2018-07-31 18:38:21 UTC

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of bug 179678 ***