GNOME Bugzilla – Bug 544668
symbolic links not shown in zip files
Last modified: 2020-11-11 19:14:46 UTC
[ Forwarded from http://bugs.debian.org/492134 by “redomen” ]
If a zip file contains a symlink it is not shown in file-roller.
ln -s somefile somesymlink
zip -y somefile.zip somesymlink
unzip -l somefile.zip
[ Additionnal comments ]
This is even more annoying since, as explained in bug#462371, file-roller does create archives with symbolic links. Personnally, I disagree with the reporter of bug#462371 and think that file-roller should, at least by default, have full support for symbolic links (archive and unarchive).
For me, with the latest version of file-roller (2.23.91) this works fine: the link file is there. There is still no info that this is a symlink, but in file-roller this is a missing feature.
Please close this bug if this is fixed on your side as well :-)
in file-roller 2.30.1, it DOES create zips with symlinks (I am zipping up a game demo distribution with symlinks in a lib folder). When doing a right click extract in Nautilus OR doing an extract all in file-roller the symlinks are correctly restored in the extraction.. This is not the case when doing a partial extraction or dragging and dropping out of file-roller into nautilus. (in my case there is ONE root folder and drag-dropping or extracting just that folder fails to recreate symlinks, however the extracting all files works fine.. even though in all cases it IS all the files).
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