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Bug 399175 - Endless loop when opening archive from w3m
Endless loop when opening archive from w3m
Product: file-roller
Classification: Applications
Component: general
Other Linux
: Normal normal
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Assigned To: file-roller-maint
Depends on:
Reported: 2007-01-21 22:30 UTC by Sven Arvidsson
Modified: 2020-11-11 19:11 UTC
See Also:
GNOME target: ---
GNOME version: 2.15/2.16

Description Sven Arvidsson 2007-01-21 22:30:00 UTC
This bug was filed in the Debian BTS.

This bug is similar or related to bug 165383.

"When "clicking" a zip the archive manager (file roller) is opened, but 
it keeps saying "Reading archive" (with Archive: as an 
example of a filename) and does that forever. Downloading the file 
manually and opening it with file-roller works fine. Just not from w3m..."

I can reproduce it with this URL:

If I strace file-roller, I see a lot of,
waitpid(25150, 0xbf9dd78c, WNOHANG)     = -1 ECHILD (No child processes)
Comment 1 André Klapper 2020-11-11 19:11:32 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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