Bug 643676 - Thunar can't create archive from directory
Summary: Thunar can't create archive from directory
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: xarchiver
Version: 14
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Christoph Wickert
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2010-10-17 07:43 UTC by kovaax
Modified: 2012-08-16 21:49 UTC (History)
5 users (show)

Fixed In Version:
Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2012-08-16 21:49:33 UTC

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2010-11-06 07:21 UTC, kovaax
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Description kovaax 2010-10-17 07:43:13 UTC
Description of problem:
I can't make an archive from a directory (right click -> create
archive (or a kind, my locales set to hungarian)). I get an empty
error message window, with title "Xarchiver 0.5.2", and a sort of
text: "Error occured at accessing the archive". Screenshot attached.
It creates an empty archive (0 length).

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Thunar 1.0.2

How reproducible:
Every time.

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Open Thunar
2. Right click on a directory
3. Choose create archive (or something similar)
4. Enter name, choose gz. (Under Xubuntu I can choose here .tar.gz, which I prefer)
Actual results:
Empty archive with 0 length

Expected results:
Valid archive with length > 0

Additional info:

Comment 1 Kevin Fenzi 2010-10-26 17:36:42 UTC
Can you try: 

* Close all Thunar Windows
* Open up a terminal. 
* run "Thunar" from the terminal. 
* perform the steps to reproduce
* See if any output was produced on the terminal. If so, attach it here. 

Also, can you do: 

rpm -q Thunar xarchiver 

and add that info here?

I assume you are not out of disk space or anything like that. 'df' should tell you.

Comment 2 kovaax 2010-11-02 19:40:00 UTC
> * See if any output was produced on the terminal. If so, attach it here. 

No output.

> rpm -q Thunar xarchiver 
> and add that info here?


> I assume you are not out of disk space or anything like that. 'df' should tell
> you.

Fájlrendszer          1K-blokk   Foglalt    Szabad Fo.% Csatl. pont
/dev/sda8              9610592   2547284   6965684  27% /
tmpfs                   513248        12    513236   1% /dev/shm
/dev/sda9             32681848   1373784  29647904   5% /home

Lot of free disk space.

Comment 3 kovaax 2010-11-06 07:21:59 UTC
Created attachment 458275 [details]

Comment 4 kovaax 2010-11-06 07:23:17 UTC
The problem still exists in FC14 (see attachment), the software packages are the same:


Comment 5 kovaax 2010-11-06 08:17:59 UTC
As you can see in the Xarchiver docu, it can handle .tar.bz2 (Figure 3.1. New dialog), so it's just a misconfiguration (or a kind):

But I installed file-roller (Ubuntu uses it instead of xarchiver), and it works fine.

Comment 6 Min 2010-12-11 19:57:07 UTC
Actually i think this is a Xarchiver bug that cannot zip a folder that contains space in its name.

Can you do those two
1. Zip the folder that has space in it name using another compression method.
2. Change the name of the folder so it doesn't contains space.

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