file-roller symlinks support broken

Bug #215302 reported by possibarendless on 2008-04-10
This bug affects 1 person
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
File Roller
file-roller (Ubuntu)
Ubuntu Desktop Bugs

Bug Description

Binary package hint: file-roller

Steps to reproduce:
1) create a directory in a mounted sftp connection
2) copy a jar file to that directory
3) create a symlink in another directory pointing to that jar file.
4a) That symlink will either not work with the error:
zipinfo: cannot find or open /home/dtabrams/.fr-pXYrzr/test.jar, /home/dtabrams/.fr-pXYrzr/ or /home/dtabrams/.fr-pXYrzr/test.jar.ZIP.
4b) when the jar that is symlinked is modified, accessing the file via the symlink/file-roller again will access the unmodified jar (cached somewhere?)

The 4b error really threw me off. 4a happened while I was trying to reproduce the error.

Pedro Villavicencio (pedro) wrote :

thanks for your report, may someone experiencing the issue forward this upstream at for instructions on how to do it , please have a look to; leaving this as incomplete until that, thanks.

Changed in file-roller:
assignee: nobody → desktop-bugs
importance: Undecided → Low
status: New → Incomplete
jhansonxi (jhansonxi) wrote :


Bug #189066 probably is not a duplicate as the conditions for it's reproduction are completely different. However, these (and Gnome bug 462371) show that there are significant design problems with the current implementation so it's probably best to leave them marked as duplicates and re-evaluate symlink handling as a whole.

Pedro Villavicencio (pedro) wrote :

great, linking the report, thanks you.

Changed in file-roller:
status: Incomplete → Triaged
Changed in fileroller:
status: Unknown → New
Changed in file-roller:
importance: Unknown → Medium
Changed in file-roller:
status: New → Confirmed
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