Opened 11 years ago

Closed 11 years ago

Last modified 11 years ago

#2332 closed Enhancement (fixed)

filesystem error messages lack context

Reported by: charles Owned by: charles
Priority: Normal Milestone: 1.74
Component: libtransmission Version: 1.73
Severity: Normal Keywords:
Cc:

Description

Example: if Transmission can't create a file on the local hard drive, the torrent's error message is set to "permission denied".

This problem is ameliorated a little by #2308, but still most users confronted with just "permission denied" will probably be confused at first and have to think a bit in order to solve the problem from that clue.

In cases like this, it would be much clearer if Transmission gave the filename associated with the error. Which is easier to understand:

"Permission denied"

"Permission denied: can't write to /tmp/linux.iso"

Change History (3)

comment:1 Changed 11 years ago by charles

  • Status changed from new to assigned

comment:2 Changed 11 years ago by charles

  • Resolution set to fixed
  • Status changed from assigned to closed

fixed in trunk by r8912 for 1.74

comment:3 Changed 11 years ago by charles

  • Summary changed from filesystem-based error messages lack context to filesystem error messages lack context
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