Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 237595
Empty directories ignored
Last modified: 2008-05-01 19:10:32 EDT
Description of problem:
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable): 2.16.3-1.fc6
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Double click on zip archive.
2. Empty directories do not show.
3. Unpack, but dragging top level directory, and empty directories are not created.
Empty directories do not show in GUI, and are not unpacked and created even
though they are in the archive.
Empty directories should show up in the zip archive, and should be created when
the archive is extracted.
You can see this behavior with the jboss-4.2.0.CR2.zip file download from
Sourceforge. The jboss-4.2.0.CR2/server/minimal directory contains a deploy
directory that is empty. You can see this if you use unzip -l from the
command-line. This empty directory does not show up in file-roller, and does
not extract using file-roller.
This was reported upstream as http://bugzilla.gnome.org/show_bug.cgi?id=162792
and was fixed in the 2.17 branch. This fix is a rather large one and is
unlikely to be backported to 2.16 which FC6 ships, but will be fixed in 2.18.x
which is available in the latest FC7 test releases and will be in for FC7 when
Okay, thanks. As far as I'm concerned you can close this, if you prefer.
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This issue was fixed in later Fedora releases. Empty diretories do unzip
properly from file-roller. You can close this issue.
Thank you for your update.