Lightroom thinks OpenZFS volumes do not support Trash

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OpenZFS volumes (openzfsonosx.org) *do* support the Finder's Trash mechanism.

Because Lightroom gets this wrong, it insists on permanently deleting photos when you say Photo > Delete Rejected Photos.

It is probably doing something lame like saying "Is the disk the photo is on formatted with HFS+? No? Okay, must be a network volume." A better test is to look for a .Trashes folder at the root of the volume.
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Odd...now when I delete rejected photos that live on a ZFS volume, it offers to "trash" them just as when they are on an HFS+ volume.

This volume isn't all that new, so I *assume* it did have a .Trashes folder before I deleted something on it from Finder. But, after doing that, the symptom went away in Lightroom.

So for now, let this be a tip, rather than a bug report: if you get the message from Lightroom that its only option is to delete the photos permanently, right-click one of the rejected photos, say "Show in Finder", and trash it from there. This may fix the symptom.
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The problem just recurred, apparently following a reboot. Here's a screenshot of the dialog you get when this happens: