Bug 441660 - Error when creating tar archives with file-roller
Error when creating tar archives with file-roller
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: file-roller (Show other bugs)
All Linux
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Assigned To: Christopher Aillon
Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Reported: 2008-04-09 07:48 EDT by Nicu Buculei
Modified: 2009-07-14 11:04 EDT (History)
2 users (show)

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Last Closed: 2009-07-14 11:04:50 EDT
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2008-04-09 07:49 EDT, Nicu Buculei
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Description Nicu Buculei 2008-04-09 07:48:15 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."
(screenshot below).
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):

How reproducible:

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
4. Create
Actual results:
The archive is create and an error dialog is shown

Expected results:
No error dialog
Comment 1 Nicu Buculei 2008-04-09 07:49:32 EDT
Created attachment 301784 [details]

Screenshot of the error dialog with the output expanded.
Comment 2 Bug Zapper 2008-05-14 05:11:21 EDT
Changing version to '9' as part of upcoming Fedora 9 GA.
More information and reason for this action is here:
Comment 3 Feng Yu 2008-05-16 23:41:41 EDT
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.

Comment 4 Peter Janakiev 2008-05-19 05:55:51 EDT
I can confirm the error, it says gtar cannot state the tar file. 
Fedora 9

Comment 5 Pedro Matiello 2008-06-05 20:01:10 EDT
It's a tar bug. It seems to be already fixed in upstream.
Comment 6 Juan A. Burgos 2008-06-18 12:09:27 EDT
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.
Comment 7 Nicu Buculei 2008-06-19 01:38:11 EDT
Increasing the severity as suggested by comment #6 (I was not aware about data loss)
Comment 8 Bug Zapper 2009-06-09 20:05:34 EDT
This message is a reminder that Fedora 9 is nearing its end of life.
Approximately 30 (thirty) days from now Fedora will stop maintaining
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Comment 9 Bug Zapper 2009-07-14 11:04:50 EDT
Fedora 9 changed to end-of-life (EOL) status on 2009-07-10. Fedora 9 is 
no longer maintained, which means that it will not receive any further 
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