File roller is very slow to open big archives

Bug #411802 reported by xens on 2009-08-11
This bug affects 12 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
File Roller
file-roller (Ubuntu)
Ubuntu Desktop Bugs

Bug Description

Binary package hint: file-roller

Hi, I often work with large tar files (2 - 10 GB are backups of my system). File roller always scan the whole archive before opening it.

For 2gb it takes 3 minutes to open for 10 gb 15 minutes, for 100gb..... one hour :)

It should scan only one directory level in the archive or scan the archive "on the fly"

Thanks, Romain

Sebastien Bacher (seb128) wrote :

Thank you for your bug report, no need to send upstream bug which are on bugzilla on launchpad too though

Changed in file-roller (Ubuntu):
assignee: nobody → Ubuntu Desktop Bugs (desktop-bugs)
importance: Undecided → Low
status: New → Triaged
Changed in file-roller:
status: Unknown → New
xens (r-aviolat) wrote :

Thanks you Sebastein, I did this because this bug if open upstream for 5 years :)


Bartek Celary (karaphka) wrote :

File Roller is a crap! Sorry for harsh words but be honest. Waiting for a 160MB archive to show up takes on my PC about 30secs (old P4, 2.0 GHz)... Total Commander in WinXP shows the main dir in 0.1s... Aren't there any replacements for this app?

Changed in file-roller:
importance: Unknown → Wishlist
Changed in file-roller:
status: New → Confirmed
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