[owncloud-devel] Renaming of folders on IIS

Klaas Freitag freitag at owncloud.com
Tue Mar 4 09:46:18 MET 2014

On 03.03.2014 23:58, Martin Krichenbauer wrote:
Hi Martin,

> after this full quoted mail I unsubscribed devel-list. But now I subscribe again to talk to you guys.
>  Im just wondering if this is the meaning of open source.
The meaning of open source is a big question!

> There was a time, when I renamed a folder in owncloud, the stuff got downloaded again in his full size. Not nice but ok. Then one or some devs wrote a renaming function, wich is ment to not download everything again and is actualizing the database and everything. Sounds nice, seems to be working.
> But there must be a little mistake in the code. When you are running an IIS and you rename a folder on clientside having a space in the name of the folder, the renaming feature goes wild and deletes all the stuff in the folder (actually it doesn’t move files on serevrsite and destroys the db entries of the files in the renamed folder).
> It works fine when there is no space in it, it deletes when there is one. Having a german user, who creates an folder, wich is used to have the name "Neuer Ordner" in it in german Windows, there is an space in it so the disaster is there even with a "no space" policy.
Yes, we see the problem, and it is described in
> I have this prob in the forum, the bugtracker github and the mailing list. There are people who have the same prob. But no one cares.
Why do you think that no one cares? I can understand that this problem
is annoying for you and that you want to see it fixed better yesterday
than today. And I agree, it is a severe problem. But that should not let
you think that nobody cares. We are intending to delete peoples data.
and we do care. The  problem is that we are only a few...

So, what can you do to help? The root of the problem is that you use a
lets say "uncommon" web server. Most people here use Apache and we do
not see the described problems there. Not an excuse, but a reason, we
will get that fixed. So you, as an user of IIS, could jump in and help
testing of pre release code such as betas and RCs. It is _important_ to
find these kind of problems before they hit users. In this particular
case, there already is a decent bug report but this is a general point.

> So is this the meaning of open source, that something is working, then it gets optimized and its buggy, no one takes care of it? 
> I want to know who made this renaming stuff and how to disable that crab, because it deleted me tons of files and all my users got angry. 
We understand your anger, and we're sorry, but please don't go that
route. Even though it is no secret who made which code in open source,
it does not make sense to dig out names and blame people for bugs. See
it as "we all ownCloud developers" made it, or rather, "we all in the
ownCloud community did not catch the bug before it caused harm".

That finally is the meaning of open source: We all care together that
improve the project, rather than passing the buck.

> If someone wants to take care now, write me you get more Informations and access to a test environment. Llinks to Bugtracker are below.
Thanks, please also add the info that you can provide a test account to
the bug #7046.

Thanks for your help,


>> -----Ursprüngliche Nachricht-----
>> Von: Jan-Christoph Borchardt [mailto:hey at jancborchardt.net]
>> Gesendet: Dienstag, 11. Februar 2014 21:39
>> An: Martin Krichenbauer
>> Cc: devel at owncloud.org
>> Betreff: Re: [owncloud-devel] Renaming of folders on IIS
>> The developer mailing list is _not_ for support requests. Please use the issue
>> tracker, forum or user at owncloud.org mailing list for that.
>> The developer list is for developer discussion.
>> Thanks! :)
>> On Feb 11, 2014 9:14 PM, Martin Krichenbauer <martin at endlichfreitag.de>
>> wrote:
>>> Hi There!
>>> I hope that is the right mailing list for that. But Ive a huge problem and we
>> have already discussed it in the forum
>> (http://forum.owncloud.org/viewtopic.php?f=26&t=19128&p=53373) and I
>> also posted it to the bugtracker
>> (https://github.com/owncloud/core/issues/7046).
>>> When I rename a folder with an space in the name, it doesn't get written
>> right into the file-cache table. In the filesystem everything gets moved, also
>> in the DB the folder gets renamed, but the file-entries get changed on a
>> wrong way and are not shown anymore, only 2 foldernames stay, one with
>> slash at the end, one without.
>>> Im running owncloud 5 andf 6 on IIS 8 on Windows 2012 german, php 5.3.
>> Clients Ive use Mac and Windows.
>>> Ive found many entries with the same error, but nowhere is a solution
>> posted.
>>> I have a testing environment for you:
>>> https://test.krichenbauer.it/owncloud
>>> Just connect with your client, demouser1 or demouser 2, password
>> demouser.
>>> Create a Folder with a space in it, put files in it and rename it.
>>> See what happens...
>>> Hope you can help me.
>>> Thx, Martin
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