Bug 472600 - iOS device fails to mount with certain characters in device name
Summary: iOS device fails to mount with certain characters in device name
Status: RESOLVED DUPLICATE of bug 462381
Alias: None
Product: frameworks-kio
Classification: Frameworks and Libraries
Component: general (show other bugs)
Version: 5.108.0
Platform: Arch Linux Linux
: NOR normal
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: KIO Bugs
Depends on:
Reported: 2023-07-25 00:51 UTC by Ambareesh Balaji
Modified: 2023-10-06 12:46 UTC (History)
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Description Ambareesh Balaji 2023-07-25 00:51:33 UTC
When there are certain URL unsafe characters in a device name, the device fails to mount. It appears there is an incomplete "hack" in place for handling spaces in the device name, but it's not sufficient for handling `(` and `)`: https://invent.kde.org/network/kio-extras/-/blame/master/afc/kio_afc.cpp#L276

1. Rename an iOS device to have a `(` in the name (Settings -> General -> About -> Name). Let's say "iPad (2)" for example
2. Connect the device with USB cable
3. Click "Trust" on the pairing dialog if it shows up
4. `idevicepair validate` should succeed with "SUCCESS: Validated pairing with device xxxx-xxxx"
5. Now, try opening the device in Dolphin

Error message "Loading canceled" in Dolphin
Error in console `kf.kio.workers.afc: Failed to normalize "iPad (2)" into a valid URL host, this is a bug!`

Should work fine just like when there are no URL unsafe characters in the name.
Comment 1 Chandradeep Dey 2023-10-06 12:46:47 UTC

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of bug 462381 ***