Crash if trying to compress contents of a directory mounted in nautilus via sftp

Bug #1262719 reported by Gerry Boland on 2013-12-19
This bug affects 5 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
file-roller (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

Steps to repro:

1. in Nautilus, do "File->Connect to Server" and enter connection details to a remote SFTP server
2. "Mount" the newly created SFTP server directory
3. Navigate into the SFTP share, select a bunch of files
4. Right click and select "Compress"
5. File roller appears, the status bar flickers up to 100% and then crashes.
ApportVersion: 2.12.7-0ubuntu2
Architecture: amd64
CurrentDesktop: Unity
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 14.04
InstallationDate: Installed on 2013-06-17 (185 days ago)
InstallationMedia: Ubuntu 13.04 "Raring Ringtail" - Release amd64 (20130424)
MarkForUpload: True
NonfreeKernelModules: wl
Package: file-roller
PackageArchitecture: amd64
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 3.12.0-5.13-generic 3.12.2
Tags: trusty
Uname: Linux 3.12.0-5-generic x86_64
UpgradeStatus: Upgraded to trusty on 2013-11-13 (36 days ago)
UserGroups: adm autopilot cdrom dip fuse lpadmin plugdev sambashare sbuild sudo

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tags: added: apport-collected trusty
description: updated

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Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

Status changed to 'Confirmed' because the bug affects multiple users.

Changed in file-roller (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
Doudz (sebastien-ramage) wrote :

I have the same problem since Ubuntu 13.04 (and currently in Ubuntu 13.10)

It renders essential features or functionality of the package (or a dependent one) broken.

Changed in file-roller (Ubuntu):
importance: Undecided → High
emk2203 (emk2203) wrote :

Also affects mounted samba shares. Whatever is not mounted locally crashes fileroller when trying to add files to an archive or compress.

Pablo Hinojosa (pablohn6) wrote :

This bug is still happening on Ubuntu 16.04

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