Debian Bug report logs - #460972
Misleading error message on moved-away file.

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Package: exfalso; Maintainer for exfalso is Ondřej Kuzník <>; Source for exfalso is src:quodlibet.

Reported by: Erich Schubert <>

Date: Tue, 15 Jan 2008 22:51:02 UTC

Severity: normal

Found in version quodlibet/1.0-1

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From: Erich Schubert <>
Subject: Misleading error message on moved-away file.
Date: Tue, 15 Jan 2008 23:47:55 +0100
Package: exfalso
Version: 1.0-1
Severity: normal

I was renaming files with exfalso, and while it was still working, I
moved away the folder.
Exfalso said something about not being able to modify certain tags on
the file because it's "not supported by the file type"; but actually it
just couldn't rename the file because it was no longer there...

P.S. exfalso also clearly shows O(n*n) or worse performance when
renaming files. It seems that after each file it has renamed, it rereads
the directory contents, recomputes all the 'new' filenames in the
display and updates the displayed information.
When the list of selected files gets shorter (because it has already
renamed a lot of them), it gets faster and faster.
Just try running exfalso's renaming function on a larger directory, and
you might be able to easily reproduce it.

--- System information. ---
Architecture: i386
Kernel:       Linux 2.6.24-rc7

Debian Release: lenny/sid
  500 unstable 
  500 unstable 
    1 experimental 

--- Package information. ---
Depends                (Version) | Installed
python-central        (>= 0.5.8) | 0.5.15-0.1
python                  (>= 2.4) | 2.4.4-6
python-ctypes                    | 1.0.2-2
python-mutagen          (>= 1.8) | 1.11-1
python-gtk2             (>= 2.8) | 2.12.1-1
libgtk2.0-0         (>= 2.8.8-1) | 2.12.3-2
python-pyvorbis                  | 1.3-1.2
libmpcdec3                       | 1.2.2-1

best regards,
Erich Schubert
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