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    Default A problem with File Roller

    On Windows, using Winrar, I have done the updating zip stuff before: deleting a single file from within the zip, and dragging (adding) files to it. Curiously I have experienced trouble when trying to directly replace a file with the same name, it gets freezed or never finishes. If I want to replace a file I must first delete it and then drag the new one.

    But the point is, I tried the same stuff on File Roller with a zip file as well, but when trying to add a file all I get is a message saying "an error occurred while trying to update file", or something like that. However, if I modify an existent file it gets updated successfully.

    Any idea about why isn't it working?
    Thanks.

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    Default Re: A problem with File Roller

    I am not seeing any issues with file roller while delete,dragging and dropping etc...
    you should probably launch it from terminal and check the errors
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    Guess I need to start from the beginning then.

    I downloaded this zip file (yes, I'm a bit into smartphone stuff).
    Then I did my tests. On the the zip file's root directory I can indeed drop files inside (adding), and even overwrite them if the have the same name. When I go into the subdirectories (anywhere inside META-INF or System in my example), I can modify files and the overall zip gets updated, delete files, but when trying to drop (add) files I get "An error occurred while adding files to the archive", and this on the console:
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    ** (file-roller:3791): WARNING **: Error making symbolic link: File exists
    I tried dropping random files of mine, so the files obviously don't already exist inside the zip. And I don't know what else to say...

    Any help?

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    Default Re: A problem with File Roller

    Quote Originally Posted by F_style View Post
    Guess I need to start from the beginning then.

    I downloaded this zip file (yes, I'm a bit into smartphone stuff).
    Then I did my tests. On the the zip file's root directory I can indeed drop files inside (adding), and even overwrite them if the have the same name. When I go into the subdirectories (anywhere inside META-INF or System in my example), I can modify files and the overall zip gets updated, delete files, but when trying to drop (add) files I get "An error occurred while adding files to the archive", and this on the console:
    Code:
    ** (file-roller:3791): WARNING **: Error making symbolic link: File exists
    I tried dropping random files of mine, so the files obviously don't already exist inside the zip. And I don't know what else to say...

    Any help?
    That is a installation *image*. You cannot probably edit it
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    Default Re: A problem with File Roller

    Then why am I able to edit it on Windows using Winrar?

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    Default Re: A problem with File Roller

    Still anyone?

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    Default Re: A problem with File Roller

    Before better creating a new thread, seeing as this one was left abandoned, I did another test: trying with other zip files, and even creating one myself. Result: S A M E ! !
    I can add files only to the zip's root directory, but any other location inside it, any other subdirectories, give the same ***** error mentioned above. WTH??

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    Default Re: A problem with File Roller

    I am able to successfully insert into subdirectories using http://software.opensuse.org/package/xarchiver
    1 click install for 12.3
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    Default Re: A problem with File Roller

    I appreciate your advise, but weren't we talking about a File Roller issue? Have you done the same tests on it?

    Besides, though I don't doubt other archivers have no problems, I intend to adapt myself to default Gnome software, unless really necessary to change...

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