[Intrepid] ark fails to open .gz file

Bug #276236 reported by Nigel Cundy on 2008-09-30
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
KDE Utilities
Fix Released
kdeutils (Ubuntu)
Harald Sitter

Bug Description

Binary package hint: kdeutils

Kubuntu Intrepid, latest updates

lsb_release -rd
Description: Ubuntu intrepid (development branch)
Release: 8.10

sudo dpkg -l | grep kdeutils
ii kdeutils 4:4.1.2-0ubuntu1 general-purpose utilities from the official KDE 4 release

sudo dpkg -l | grep konqueror
ii konqueror 4:4.1.2-0ubuntu1 KDE 4's advanced file manager, web browser and

Steps to reproduce:
Open this page in konqueror
click on the attached .txt.gz file, and, as suggested by the browser, open it in ark
What should happen: I see the name of the file, and am able to view it in my favourite text editor
what happens: ark opens, but there is nothing listed in the window
Also saving the file, and trying to open it with ark from the command line or file menu fails.
Saving the file and ungzip-ing it from the command line works fine, so it's not a problem with the file.
If ark isn't the utility to view .gz files, then it shouldn't be called by konqueror.

 I attach the file I haven't been able to open.

Related branches

Nigel Cundy (nigel-cundy) wrote :
Harald Sitter (apachelogger) wrote :

Report needs to be forwarded to http://bugs.kde.org

Changed in kdeutils:
importance: Undecided → Low
status: New → Triaged
Changed in kdeutils:
importance: Undecided → Unknown
status: New → Unknown
Changed in kdeutils:
status: Unknown → Confirmed
Changed in kdeutils:
importance: Low → Medium
Changed in kdeutils:
assignee: nobody → apachelogger
status: Triaged → In Progress
Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

This bug was fixed in the package kdeutils - 4:4.1.2-0ubuntu4

kdeutils (4:4.1.2-0ubuntu4) intrepid; urgency=low

  * Add kubuntu_03_add_ark_gzplugin.diff from KDE trunk for gzip file reading
    support (LP: #276236)
  * Add zlib1g-dev as build dependency

 -- Harald Sitter <email address hidden> Mon, 13 Oct 2008 17:55:39 +0200

Changed in kdeutils:
status: In Progress → Fix Released
Changed in kdeutils:
status: Confirmed → Fix Released
Changed in kdeutils:
importance: Unknown → Wishlist
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