Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 122048
Ark (v2.1.9) gives "I can't fork a decompressor" error when opening archives (.tar.gz)
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:10:41 EST
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Description of problem:
Ark (v2.1.9-same as in Fedora Core1) gives the error "I can't fork a
decompressor" when trying to open any archive with the .tar.gz
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
kdeutils-3.2.2-3 (Ark v2.1.9)
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Right-click file "anyfilename.tar.gz"
2. Choose "Actions" ---> "extract here" or "extract to ..."
1. Open Ark
2. Select any file with .tar.gz extension to open
Actual Results: Error windows pops up with the message " I can't fork
a decompressor" warning.
Expected Results: Archive files should be extracted.
This same version of Ark(v2.1.9) works fine under kdeutils-3.1.4-4 in
Fedora Core1 but the current test 3 release will not extract the files
from the archive. I could not find a related bug on the KDE site.
I caught same problem, too.
At bugs.kde.org, same problem was reported.
According to following page, KDE team did wrong backporting.
It looks like we had better use 'KMimeType::findByPath()' instead of
'KMimeType::findByFileContent' at present release.
Ad hoc patch follows...
Created attachment 99915 [details]
This patch puts back ark to the condition in kdeutils-3.2.1.
Patching this, I could solve the problem.
Sorry for my poor explanation... I'm sleepy...
strange, we don't have kdeutils-3.2.2-3 in FC2test3? Where did you get
Anyway it's already fixed in 3.2.2-2,which should be avialable in
rawhide now. Thanks for your report.