file-roller password-protecting UI confusing

Bug #377504 reported by Martin on 2009-05-17
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This bug affects 3 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
File Roller
Invalid
Medium
file-roller (Ubuntu)
Low
Ubuntu Desktop Bugs

Bug Description

Binary package hint: file-roller

When you create a password-protected archive in file-roller, only those files that were added AFTER entering the password will actually be encrypted. If you add all the files first, then enter the password, nothing at all will be encrypted.

I can see why it would be like that from a programming POV, but from the user POV that behavior is unexpected and likely to cause confusion.

When setting a password, by default all files added to the archive up to that point should be encrypted using that password.

ProblemType: Bug
Architecture: amd64
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 9.04
NonfreeKernelModules: fglrx
Package: file-roller 2.26.1-0ubuntu1
ProcEnviron:
 LANGUAGE=
 PATH=(custom, no user)
 LANG=en_US.UTF-8
 SHELL=/bin/bash
SourcePackage: file-roller
Uname: Linux 2.6.28-12-generic x86_64

Martin (lodp) wrote :
Sebastien Bacher (seb128) wrote :

Thank you for your bug report. The issue is an upstream one, t 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)

Changed in file-roller (Ubuntu):
assignee: nobody → Ubuntu Desktop Bugs (desktop-bugs)
importance: Undecided → Low
Leo (leorolla) on 2010-05-04
Changed in file-roller (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
Leo (leorolla) wrote :

It affects me too.

Leo (leorolla) on 2010-05-17
Changed in file-roller:
importance: Undecided → Unknown
status: New → Unknown
Changed in file-roller:
status: Unknown → New
Changed in file-roller (Ubuntu):
status: Confirmed → Triaged
Changed in file-roller:
importance: Unknown → Medium
Leo (leorolla) wrote :

I don't agree that this have "low" importance. It's about sensitive data leak due to official Ubuntu software misbehavior.

Changed in file-roller:
status: New → Invalid
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