Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 441660
Error when creating tar archives with file-roller
Last modified: 2009-07-14 11:04:50 EDT
Description of problem:
When creating tar archives (tar, tar.gz, tar.bz2) with file-roller an error
dialog is displayed: "An error occurred while adding files to the archive."
However, the archive is created and seems fine (can be opened with file-roller
and extracted). The error appear only for archives involving tar (not for .zip
or .7z) and archives created from a terminal (gtar/tar -zcf) do not show any error.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Right click on a directory on your desktop
2. select Create Archive
3. Select any of .tar, .tar.gz or .tar.bz2
The archive is create and an error dialog is shown
No error dialog
Created attachment 301784 [details]
Screenshot of the error dialog with the output expanded.
Changing version to '9' as part of upcoming Fedora 9 GA.
More information and reason for this action is here:
I also meet the same problem. It seems fill-roller is always reporting the error
if the operation ever failed. It only appears after file-roller failed to add
some files on a ssh server.
I can confirm the error, it says gtar cannot state the tar file.
It's a tar bug. It seems to be already fixed in upstream.
I suggest to raise the severity of this bug to medium or high as it could lead
to information lost as the compressed file is created but it contains only some
of the files requested, and this could mislead someone to erase files not archived.
Increasing the severity as suggested by comment #6 (I was not aware about data loss)
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