Bug 1122171 - xarchiver does not work with xz format
Summary: xarchiver does not work with xz format
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: xarchiver
Version: rawhide
Hardware: x86_64
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Christoph Wickert
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2014-07-22 17:12 UTC by Mladen Kuntner
Modified: 2015-03-31 19:45 UTC (History)
3 users (show)

Fixed In Version:
Doc Type: Bug Fix
Doc Text:
Clone Of:
Last Closed: 2015-02-18 11:47:15 UTC
Type: Bug

Attachments (Terms of Use)

System ID Private Priority Status Summary Last Updated
Red Hat Bugzilla 577480 0 low CLOSED Won't handle xz compressed files; can't open rpm files 2021-02-22 00:41:40 UTC
Red Hat Bugzilla 1147466 0 unspecified CLOSED xarchiver-0.5.4 is available 2021-02-22 00:41:40 UTC

Internal Links: 577480 1147466

Description Mladen Kuntner 2014-07-22 17:12:48 UTC
Description of problem:
xarchiver crashes when creating xz archive

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

How reproducible:
Easy - happens always

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Open File manager
2. Select files for archive
3. Click create archive
4. select xz format
5. Xarchiver crashed - xarchiver killed by SIGSEGV

Actual results:
No archive file created, xarchiver crashed

Expected results:
Archive file created

Additional info:
xz from command line work without problems

Comment 1 Jan Pokorný [poki] 2014-12-16 14:30:02 UTC
This lack of xz compression support is not very desirable.

xarchiver-0.5.2-18.fc20.x86_64 is not segfaulting for me but it gives
a following message:

> Can't open file "<file>": Archive format is not recognized!

Found this upstream bug: http://sourceforge.net/p/xarchiver/bugs/62/
but not sure about the current state in upstream releases.

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Comment 4 Jan Pokorný [poki] 2015-03-19 20:26:05 UTC
Huh, no idea why it is/was not working, while it had been fixed while
back as I've just found out: [bug 577480].

Comment 5 Jan Pokorný [poki] 2015-03-20 08:29:34 UTC
I've checked that unability to open XZ compressed files (*.tar.xz
archives in particular) seems to be fixed with 0.5.4 at latest,
as tested with experimental COPR build:


Comment 6 Jaromír Cápík 2015-03-31 19:44:56 UTC
I'm upgrading to 0.5.4 in rawhide. All patches have been merged and .tar.xz works like expected.

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