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Bug 252289 - Empty directory lost when create an archive from GUI
Empty directory lost when create an archive from GUI
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5
Classification: Red Hat
Component: file-roller (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Marina Zhurakhinskaya
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Reported: 2007-08-15 00:48 EDT by Winston Li
Modified: 2014-09-29 21:56 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2014-06-02 09:22:30 EDT
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Description Winston Li 2007-08-15 00:48:45 EDT
Description of problem:
Empty directory lost when create an archive from GUI

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How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1.mkdir -p /tmp/test/{dir1,dir2}
2.echo "test" > /tmp/test/file
3.cp /tmp/test/file /tmp/test/dir1 File Browser and change location to /tmp
5.right-click on test directory and select "Create Archive" to create an archive
 named test.tar.gz located in /tmp.
6.double-click on test.tar.gz , you can find directory dir2 is lost.
Actual results:

Expected results:
dir2 will exist in archive.

Additional info:
If use tar to create archive in command line, empty directory isn't lost.
Comment 1 RHEL Product and Program Management 2014-03-07 08:54:37 EST
This bug/component is not included in scope for RHEL-5.11.0 which is the last RHEL5 minor release. This Bugzilla will soon be CLOSED as WONTFIX (at the end of RHEL5.11 development phase (Apr 22, 2014)). Please contact your account manager or support representative in case you need to escalate this bug.
Comment 2 RHEL Product and Program Management 2014-06-02 09:22:30 EDT
Thank you for submitting this request for inclusion in Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5. We've carefully evaluated the request, but are unable to include it in RHEL5 stream. If the issue is critical for your business, please provide additional business justification through the appropriate support channels (

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