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Bug 160703 - Files are not saved when extracting archive
Summary: Files are not saved when extracting archive
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: gtk2
Version: 4
Hardware: i386
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Matthias Clasen
QA Contact:
: 160887 (view as bug list)
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2005-06-16 19:24 UTC by Nicholas Stiffler
Modified: 2007-11-30 22:11 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

Fixed In Version:
Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2006-11-27 06:24:31 UTC

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Description Nicholas Stiffler 2005-06-16 19:24:32 UTC
From Bugzilla Helper:
User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:1.7.8) Gecko/20050524 Fedora/1.0.4-4 Firefox/1.0.4

Description of problem:
I recently upgraded from FC3 to FC4.  Prior to the upgrade, I utilized file-roller often and never had any issues.  When I open an archive (only tested on tar.gz files) and extract it, the program behaves exactly as I would expect.  But, when I look in the folder where it was extracted to, it isn't there.  I have plenty of available harddisk space.  I also tried manually extracting them from the command line and this worked fine.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Open archive by clicking on icon in Nautilus or automatically opening from download in Firefox.
2. Click "Extract files from the archive" button.
3. Click Exctract button.

Actual Results:  Program behaved fine, but files weren't saved to disk.

Expected Results:  Files should be where I tried to extract them.

Additional info:

Comment 1 Nicholas Stiffler 2005-06-16 22:35:03 UTC
Apparently, when selecting the folder to extract to, it was being extracted to
the folder that was highlited, rather than the one that was opened, as I was
accustom to.  The files had been extracted all along, but in the top folder in
my diectory listing.  Is this a new feature of gnome or possiblely a setting
that was changed when I upgraded?

Comment 2 Marc Deslauriers 2005-07-23 01:16:59 UTC
This is actually a gtk2 filechooser bug that was fixed in 2.6.8. Patch is
available in cvs here:

Could we get gtk updated to 2.6.8, or 2.6.7 with the patch applied? File-roller
and some other apps act pretty weird without it.

Comment 3 Marc Deslauriers 2005-07-23 01:18:15 UTC
*** Bug 160887 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***

Comment 4 David Zeuthen 2005-07-23 16:01:27 UTC
Reassigning to gtk2 maintainer

Comment 5 Matthias Clasen 2006-11-27 06:24:31 UTC
Thank you for the bug report. However, Fedora Project no longer maintains this
version of the product. Please upgrade to the latest version and open a new bug
if the problem persists.

The Fedora Legacy project ( maintains some older
releases, and if you believe this bug is interesting to them, please report the
problem against Fedora Legacy component

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