Ubuntu

File-roller can't just archive symlinks to folders

Reported by vasdi on 2009-01-29
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File Roller
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file-roller (Ubuntu)
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Ubuntu Desktop Bugs

Bug Description

Binary package hint: file-roller

When I tring to add symlinks to folders to my archive File-roller includes that folders to the archive and as far as I can see there is no way to just archive symlinks. And if symlinks are recursive Fileroller makes archives with recursive folders and then complains while unpacking ("Not a folder" many times).

ProblemType: Bug
Architecture: amd64
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 8.10
ExecutablePath: /usr/bin/file-roller
NonfreeKernelModules: ath_hal nvidia
Package: file-roller 2.24.1-0ubuntu2
ProcEnviron:
 SHELL=/bin/bash
 PATH=/usr/local/sbin:/usr/local/bin:/usr/sbin:/usr/bin:/sbin:/bin:/usr/games
 LANG=ru_RU.UTF-8
SourcePackage: file-roller
Uname: Linux 2.6.27-11-generic x86_64

vasdi (vasdi) wrote :
vasdi (vasdi) wrote :
Sebastien Bacher (seb128) wrote :

that's somewhat similar to bug #124992

Changed in file-roller:
assignee: nobody → desktop-bugs
importance: Undecided → Low
Sebastien Bacher (seb128) wrote :

The issue is an upstream one and it would be nice if somebody having it could send the bug the to the people writting the software (https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Bugs/Upstream/GNOME)

jhansonxi (jhansonxi) wrote :

There is a meta-bug upstream already for symlink issues:
https://bugzilla.gnome.org/show_bug.cgi?id=532983

Bachsau (bachsau) wrote :

Furthermore, if you delete a symlink pointing to a directory from the archive, every file in the linked directory OUTSIDE the archive gets deleted!

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