If folder path to .cbz file contains [, file will fail to open reporting all pages are empty

Bug #724429 reported by James on 2011-02-24
This bug affects 2 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
Fix Released
evince (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

Binary package hint: evince

If the folder path to a comic book archive file (.cbz at least) contains an open square-bracket ([), Document Viewer will not be able to open the file claiming the document only contains empty pages.

This is not the case if the file name contains the opening bracket.

The same file as zip (cbz and zip are the same files just using different extensions) opens as expected (Archive Manager).

Image files (.jpg for example) open as expected in the same folder path (Eye of Gnome).

Portable Document (.pdf) files open as expected in the same folder path (Document Viewer).

Can anyone confirm this behavior?

Can anyone direct me to the best place to file a bug report?


(I tested this on 9.10 (works properly) and 10.04 and 10.10 (broken as described above).)


This link includes bug confirmation and some additional information. You may contact me for additional information either through this forum page or via e-mail.


ProblemType: Bug
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 10.04
Package: evince 2.30.3-0ubuntu1.2
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 2.6.32-28.55-generic-pae
Uname: Linux 2.6.32-28-generic-pae i686
NonfreeKernelModules: nvidia
Architecture: i386
Date: Thu Feb 24 09:01:25 2011
ExecutablePath: /usr/bin/evince
InstallationMedia: Ubuntu 10.04 LTS "Lucid Lynx" - Release i386 (20100429)
 Feb 23 10:03:18 heckle kernel: [ 0.008027] Security Framework initialized
 Feb 23 10:03:18 heckle kernel: [ 0.008053] AppArmor: AppArmor initialized
 Feb 23 10:03:18 heckle kernel: [ 0.408002] AppArmor: AppArmor Filesystem Enabled
 Feb 23 10:03:18 heckle kernel: [ 0.470215] type=2000 audit(1298484182.467:1): initialized
SourcePackage: evince

James (ubuntu-soundunreason) wrote :
Changed in evince:
importance: Unknown → Medium
status: Unknown → New
James (ubuntu-soundunreason) wrote :

I have noticed that a thumbnail is NOT created in these situations as well (under Nautilus). This suggests that the problem may run broader than Evince (though it could be two separate problems merely sharing a catalyst).

Changed in evince (Ubuntu):
status: New → Triaged
importance: Undecided → Low
summary: If folder path to .cbz file contains [, file will fail to open reporting
- all pages are empty: http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1693877
+ all pages are empty
Changed in evince:
status: New → Fix Released
Changed in evince:
status: Fix Released → New
James (ubuntu-soundunreason) wrote :

This behaviour is still present in Ubuntu 13.10. Is that expected?

Sebastien Bacher (seb128) wrote :

> This behaviour is still present in Ubuntu 13.10. Is that expected?

The bug is not marked as closed, so it's not inexpected at least

James (ubuntu-soundunreason) wrote :

Still broken in 14.04 and I can test forward if anyone would like that.

Changed in evince:
status: New → Confirmed
Changed in evince:
status: Confirmed → Fix Released
Sebastien Bacher (seb128) wrote :
Changed in evince (Ubuntu):
status: Triaged → Fix Committed
James (ubuntu-soundunreason) wrote :

This is not fixed in Ubuntu 16.04 (fully up to date). When will this fix arrive?

James (ubuntu-soundunreason) wrote :

This problem persists in Ubuntu 16.04 and beyond. I can provide screen shots if necessary. If the path or file contains an open bracket ([) the thumbnail will not generate and the file will not open.

Changed in evince (Ubuntu):
status: Fix Committed → Incomplete
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