Bug 1305796 - Fileroller is unable to correctly open compressed tar archive, if contains any extra character in suffix
Fileroller is unable to correctly open compressed tar archive, if contains an...
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: file-roller (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Matthias Clasen
Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Reported: 2016-02-09 04:34 EST by Michal Toth
Modified: 2016-07-19 16:00 EDT (History)
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Description Michal Toth 2016-02-09 04:34:49 EST
Description of problem:
File-roller fails to open a file, which contains  "~" in its name. Under "fails" I mean, it does not extract correctly tar file, only decompresses the gun/bunzipped part.
In file-roller window, you would be shown only with <filename>.tar<special-char>1.

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How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Open a web browser (I have tested only on firefox).
2. Click on archive to download and check open instead of save option [test.tar.gz]
3. Repeat again on same link. File will be stored with different suffix [test.tar-1.gz]
4. Opened file-roller has a problem with extracting the file.

Actual results:
Only decompressed file is shown. Archive is still "tarred".

Expected results:
Archive should be decompressed and extracted from tar archive. Content of archive should be visible.

Additional info:
This also might be a firefox's issue, but I think that file-roller should be capable of executing a "$file <archive>"
and finding out what to use, instead of failing on "untar".

$ ls /tmp/mozilla_<username>0/
test.tar-1.bz2  test.tar-2.bz2  test.tar.bz2

$ file test.tar.bz2
test.tar.bz2: bzip2 compressed data, block size = 900k

$ file test.tar-2.bz2
test.tar-2.bz2: bzip2 compressed data, block size = 900k

Same happens with test.tar~2.bz2 & test.tar2.bz2.
Comment 1 Fedora End Of Life 2016-07-19 16:00:40 EDT
Fedora 22 changed to end-of-life (EOL) status on 2016-07-19. Fedora 22 is
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