Bug#473130: file-roller doesn't see all files in multi-part .rars

Christian Pernegger pernegger at gmail.com
Fri Mar 28 14:28:59 UTC 2008

Package: file-roller
Version: 2.20.3-1
Severity: important

file-roller does not handle newer multi-part .rar files (.partNN.rar)

When one opens the first file (.part01.rar) of such an archive ALL
files contained in the whole archive should be listed and
extracted. However, not all files contained in the archive show up in
file-roller but (wild guess) only those that have data in the part that
was opened. 

I noticed this today because I was missing one large file in a certain
archive and sure enough if I open one of the later parts it does show
up and can be extracted (but of course "previous" files don't).

Manipulating the file via the backends rar / unrar (versions below)
works correctly.

Data loss scenario:
1. Extract files from archive, unknowingly missing some.
2. Delete archive



-- System Information:
Debian Release: lenny/sid
  APT prefers testing
  APT policy: (500, 'testing')
Architecture: amd64 (x86_64)

Kernel: Linux 2.6.22-3-amd64 (SMP w/2 CPU cores)
Locale: LANG=de_AT.UTF-8, LC_CTYPE=de_AT.UTF-8 (charmap=UTF-8)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/bash

Versions of packages file-roller depends on:
ii  bzip2                         1.0.4-4    high-quality block-sorting file co
ii  gconf2                        2.22.0-1   GNOME configuration database syste
ii  gzip                          1.3.12-5   The GNU compression utility
ii  libc6                         2.7-6      GNU C Library: Shared libraries
ii  libgconf2-4                   2.22.0-1   GNOME configuration database syste
ii  libglade2-0                   1:2.6.2-1  library to load .glade files at ru
ii  libglib2.0-0                  2.16.1-2   The GLib library of C routines
ii  libgnome2-0          The GNOME 2 library - runtime file
ii  libgnomeui-0         The GNOME 2 libraries (User Interf
ii  libgnomevfs2-0                1:2.20.1-1 GNOME Virtual File System (runtime
ii  libgtk2.0-0                   2.12.9-2   The GTK+ graphical user interface 
ii  libnautilus-extension1        2.20.0-3   libraries for nautilus components 
ii  libpango1.0-0                 1.20.0-1   Layout and rendering of internatio
ii  tar                           1.19-1     GNU tar
ii  unzip                         5.52-11    De-archiver for .zip files
ii  zip                           2.32-1     Archiver for .zip files

Versions of packages file-roller recommends:
ii  arj                        3.10.22-4     archiver for .arj files
ii  cpio                       2.9-11        GNU cpio -- a program to manage ar
ii  genisoimage                9:1.1.6-1     Creates ISO-9660 CD-ROM filesystem
ii  gnome-icon-theme           2.22.0-1      GNOME Desktop icon theme
pn  lzop                       <none>        (no description available)
pn  ncompress                  <none>        (no description available)
ii  p7zip                      4.57~dfsg.1-1 7zr file archiver with high compre
pn  rpm                        <none>        (no description available)
ii  sharutils                  1:4.6.3-1     shar, unshar, uuencode, uudecode
ii  unace                      1.2b-6        extract, test and view .ace archiv

Addiitional packages (added manually):
ii  rar			       1:3.7b1-2     Archiver for .rar files
ii  unrar                      1:3.7.8-2     Unarchiver for .rar files (non-free version)

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