ftp sites and konqueror

Rick Miles frmrick at aapt.net.au
Fri May 22 10:04:22 BST 2009

On Friday 22 May 2009 09:45:52 James Richard Tyrer wrote:
> Rick Miles wrote:
> > I noted today that I was not able to open folders when accessing an ftp
> > site with a vanilla configuration of konqeror in kde-4.2.3. It seems
> > that konqueror falls open trying to open a file when I click on a folder
> > om ftp sites.
> >
> >
> > For example: once logged in I was presenetd with the following in an
> > information popup:
> >
> >
> > "Open 'ftp://ftp.rickmiles.com.au/public_html/turtlespond/gauri'?
> > Type: folder" and presented with the options: "Save As...", "Open with
> > `konqueror`" and "Cancel"
> >
> >
> > When I select "Open with `konqueror`" I get an erro popup telling me (in
> > this instance):
> >
> >
> > "ftp://ftp.rickmiles.com.au/public_html/turtlespond/gauri is a folder,
> > but a file was expected."
> >
> >
> > I have tried this on several public ftp mirrors as well thinking it
> > might have something to do accessing my own website but I get the same
> > result no matter what site I go to.
> >
> >
> > In kde-3.5.10 konqueror navigates ftp sites the same as navigating
> > through directories on this box. There is no information popup.
> > Konqueror just opens the directory when it is clicked upon.
> >
> >
> > Has anyone else tried using konqueror on ftp sites with kde-4.2.3?
> Yes, and I have had no problems.
> So, I have to say that I am not certain what you are doing, but it
> appears that you are trying to use an FTP site that you have to log in
> to.  I have not tried that yet.
> Remember that you should use the FileManagement profile for FTP.
> If I go to a not log on site, it works correctly.  Would you please try:
> 	ftp://ftp.gnu.org/gnu/

Ok I'm using kde.4.2.3 now

When I click the above link I never even get a browser, just an error popup with 
the message "ftp://ftp.gnu.org/gnu/ is a folder, but a file was expected."

I can copy the url into a konqueror navigation bar and open the site but cannot 
get access into any folder. The same thing as above, it asks what I want to do 
then says its a folder and a file was expected.

Interestingly I can enter a directory by putting the url including the directory 
in the navigation bar. For example, I can not click into the directory acct at 
ftp://ftp.gnu.org/gnu. I get the messages as above. However, if I enter the 
complete path like this ftp://ftp.gnu.org/gnu/acct I can get into that directory.

If I up arrow out of the directory then try to click back into it I get the error

> This should show a bunch of folders.  If I click on one of them, it
> opens, no problem.


Rick Miles

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