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Bug 122886 - archiving a file on multiple disks
archiving a file on multiple disks
Product: file-roller
Classification: Applications
Component: general
Other other
: Low enhancement
: ---
Assigned To: file-roller-maint
: 334971 361482 392693 536589 (view as bug list)
Depends on:
Reported: 2003-09-16 20:46 UTC by Arafat Medini
Modified: 2020-11-11 19:15 UTC
See Also:
GNOME target: ---
GNOME version: Unversioned Enhancement

Description Arafat Medini 2003-09-21 17:30:31 UTC
Distribution: Red Hat Linux release 9 (Shrike)
Package: file-roller
Severity: enhancement
Version: GNOME2.3.7 2.3.x
Gnome-Distributor: GNOME.Org
Synopsis: archiving a file on multiple disks
Bugzilla-Product: file-roller
Bugzilla-Component: general
Bugzilla-Version: 2.3.x
Please describe your feature request:

I want to make archives on multiple disks, and I want to have the
ability to unpack an archive which was packed on multiple disks like
under windows, I want it to be possible on floppys zips etc...

many thanx for your reading :)

------- Bug moved to this database by 2003-09-21 13:30 -------

Reassigning to the default owner of the component,

Comment 1 Fernando Herrera 2004-02-12 09:37:41 UTC
Feature requst. If desirable, for 2.7.x
Comment 2 Sebastien Bacher 2005-01-13 13:38:09 UTC
updating the version
Comment 3 David Juran 2005-01-18 14:34:42 UTC
Recently there was a similar request made for nautilus-cd-burner, see bug
163662. Could these two issues be combined? If file-roller would create
multi-volume archives (like tar -M) maybe there should be a option to burn these
to a CD/DVD. 
Or it could be done the other way around. If nautilus-cd-burner encountered
something that would not fit on a single disk, it would call file-roller to
create an archive and then burn this archives to multiple disks _without_
creating an ISO image around the archive. 
To unpack such an archive file-roller would then just read from the device.
Maybe file-roller could be called upon after the automatic mounting had failed.
Another idea would be that whoever discovered the disc-change (dbus?) would
check the header of the media and if it was an archive call on file-roller
instead of mount.

Just some wild ideas (-:
Comment 4 Mantas Kriaučiūnas 2005-07-14 08:08:31 UTC
Some archivers has this ability included, AFAIK this is multivolume archives.
Please include this possibility into file-roller
Comment 5 rogerioferro 2006-02-24 17:15:54 UTC
Please, multivolume is a good feature and file-roller should suport it...
Comment 6 Teppo Turtiainen 2006-03-19 18:29:32 UTC
*** Bug 334971 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Comment 7 Paolo Bacchilega 2006-10-15 16:48:44 UTC
*** Bug 361482 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Comment 8 Simos Xenitellis 2007-08-26 21:22:55 UTC
*** Bug 392693 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Comment 9 Pascal Terjan 2008-10-11 14:51:27 UTC
*** Bug 536589 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Comment 10 André Klapper 2020-11-11 19:15:03 UTC is being replaced by We are closing all old bug reports and feature requests in GNOME Bugzilla which have not seen updates for a long time.

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