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Month: January 2012

Re: [trinity-devel] Konqueror bug or misconfiguration?

From: "Timothy Pearson" <kb9vqf@...>
Date: Fri, 13 Jan 2012 20:25:49 -0600
>> > In Konqueror, open a directory
>> containing several compressed files.
>> >
>> > Select all of the files.
>> >
>> > Open the popup context menu (right-click).
>> >
>> > There is no option to compress those files into a new
>> archive.
>> >
>> > Bug or misconfiguration?
>> Sounds like a "feature" to prevent recompression of
>> compressed files,
>> which almost always inflates the resultant archive to a
>> larger size than
>> if it was compressed once.
>> Any thoughts from others on this list?
> About where in the code would I try to study this? The "Compress" menu
> option does not appear at all. Only the Extract option. Kind of weird I
> never ran into this before.
> I needed to create single archives of my Slackware 3.5.13 packages for
> easier downloading. I selected the files in Konqueror and then did the
> proverbial deer in the headlights act. I just stared. :)
> I had to archive the files manually in konsole. Doable for me, but not for
> many people. That's why I'm asking whether this is a bug or configuration
> problem. To me, there is no reason why a person can't archive a set of
> archived files.
> Darrell

Correct.  This sounds like a bug.

The issue is probably in the konqueror service menu handling/mimetype code
in tdeutils or tdebase--I suspect that when compressed files are detected
the service menu providing "Extract" overrides the default service menu
that provides the "Compress" options.