File-roller does not fully display or extract some archives

Bug #1502652 reported by Doug McMahon
This bug affects 4 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
File Roller
file-roller (Ubuntu)
Nominated for Wily by Alberto Salvia Novella
Nominated for Xenial by Alberto Salvia Novella

Bug Description

It acts more like a gui version of ar -t or ar -x respectfully.
Test case:
right click on a .deb file > Open with archive manager
What is displayed is seen in first attached screenshot.
What has always previously been displayed is seen in 2nd attached screenshot

This same behavior exists if one goes - r. click on a .deb > Extract here, only extracts 1 level plus the metadata? file.

ProblemType: Bug
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 15.10
Package: file-roller 3.16.4-1ubuntu1
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 4.2.0-12.14-generic 4.2.1
Uname: Linux 4.2.0-12-generic x86_64
NonfreeKernelModules: nvidia
ApportVersion: 2.19-0ubuntu1
Architecture: amd64
CurrentDesktop: Unity
Date: Sun Oct 4 12:05:51 2015
InstallationDate: Installed on 2015-09-28 (5 days ago)
InstallationMedia: Ubuntu 15.10 "Wily Werewolf" - Alpha amd64 (20150928)
SourcePackage: file-roller
UpgradeStatus: No upgrade log present (probably fresh install)

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Doug McMahon (mc3man) wrote :
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Doug McMahon (mc3man) wrote :

current view with file-roller (archive manager) from context menu

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Doug McMahon (mc3man) wrote :

previous and useful view from file-roller (archive manager

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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
Changed in file-roller (Ubuntu):
importance: Undecided → High
Doug McMahon (mc3man)
tags: added: xenial
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Alberto Salvia Novella (es20490446e) wrote :


1. Report to <>.
2. Paste the new report link here.
3. Set this bug status back to "confirmed".

Thank you.

Changed in file-roller (Ubuntu):
status: Confirmed → Incomplete
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