Bug report #4096

Referenced layers do not use relative paths if set in project properties

Added by Andreas Neumann about 12 years ago. Updated almost 12 years ago.

Assignee:Marco Hugentobler
Category:Project Loading/Saving
Affected QGIS version: Regression?:No
Operating System:linux Easy fix?:No
Pull Request or Patch supplied:No Resolution:
Crashes QGIS or corrupts data: Copied to github as #:14078


When saving referenced layers in a project and the project setting is set to relative paths, QGIS still writes the referenced project as absolute.


#1 Updated by Andreas Neumann about 12 years ago

  • Assignee set to Marco Hugentobler

#2 Updated by Marco Hugentobler about 12 years ago

  • Status changed from Open to Closed

Seems to work as expected

#3 Updated by Gavin Fleming almost 12 years ago

  • OS version set to 11.04
  • Operating System changed from all to linux

This does happen inconsistently and unexpectedly. Here is an example: This shapefile should have no path as it is in the same directory as the project file yet QGIS writes it as

<datasource>../../../../../Documents and Settings/Gavin/Documents/EdTechConf/data/rivers.shp</datasource>

...which of course will not open on another system.

In this case the project and data are on an NTFS mounted drive on a dual-boot system. Could it be something to do with the spaces in the path or referencing symbolic links vs actual paths?

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