Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 151019
Archive file size limited such that it restricts activity
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:11:01 EST
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Description of problem:
When making very large archive files -- such as when zipping an
entire disk, or a large partition of a disk -- File Roller crashes
once a certain file size for the archive file is crossed. I donï¿½t
know what the threshold is, but I know I cross it regularly. Iï¿½ve
come up with some manual work arounds for archival work I do often,
but the possibility always lurks that I will get surprised when
working in a new area. File Roller should have its maximum upper
limit size increased an order of magnitude or so to deal with the
fact that todayï¿½s documents grow to ridiculoulsy large sizes.
Therefore, even with compression archives will also grow to large
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
File Roller 2.8.1
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Try to zip a large directory (i.e., a directory which has,
including subdirectories) a large number of bytes to go into the
Actual Results: File Roller crashes. A command line output is
available, and this reports that the file size was exceeded. Any
archive file which has been built thus far is corrupted and must
simply be deleted.
Expected Results: Well, I would have liked to get the .ZIP file.
Failing that, it would be nice if the archive file up to the point
the threshold is exceeded, is retained. I ought to at least get the
archive which holds as many input files as it can before the upper
size limit is maxed out.
Seems to work fine in rawhide (which will become FC5 in a few days). Closing,
but reopen if you see this still on the latest RPMs.