Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 478008
file-roller silently fails to open files misnamed rar archives
Last modified: 2010-06-28 07:02:01 EDT
Description of problem:
Opening a (for instance zip) file misnamed as a .rar file, with the package unrar installed, fails silently.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Create a zip file
2. Name the zip file so that it ends in .rar
3. Attempt to open or extract file with file-roller
file-roller appears to open the file, but displays the archive as having no contents
file-roller opens the file and displays the contents of the archive
using command line unrar:
$ unrar e test.rar
UNRAR 3.71 beta 1 freeware Copyright (c) 1993-2007 Alexander Roshal
test.rar is not RAR archive
No files to extract
manual page does not specify whether unrar will ever exit with a status other than 0
This bug appears to have been reported against 'rawhide' during the Fedora 11 development cycle.
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