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Unable to extract .tar.gz file in GUI

Posted: Tue Dec 09, 2014 10:36 pm
by Fred Barclay
I just moved over from Rebecca MATE to LMDE Cinnamon. Love it--it's so much faster than Rebecca, even on xfce or mate. I've had a few issues, but none that a reboot or a little hacking hasn't fixed. :D However, I am unable to extract a .tar.gz file from within the gui. I can right-click it and select "Extract here" option, but it runs "eric5.5.2" or something to that effect (sorry, I'm away from it right now) and then exits with the message "An error occured while extracting files. Error setting owner: operation not permitted"
I did successfully extract it by running

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tar -zxvf eric5.5.2.tar.gz
but I would like to be able to do this from the GUI too! Thanks for your help!
UPDATE: no problem extracting plain .tar files, only .tar.gz. Hmm... :?

Re: Unable to extract .tar.gz file in GUI

Posted: Thu Dec 11, 2014 9:23 am
by py-thon
If it wasn't a problem of lacking the rights to write or read in that folder my guess is that it's a bug in file-roller or nemo-fileroller as you are not the first to have that problem: http://forums.linuxmint.com/viewtopic.php?f=68&t=162238 . It says solved in the spanish section, but only because the TS used a different program to uncompress the tar.gz
Or maybe the problem is that the tar.gz is no tar.gz like in https://bbs.archlinux.org/viewtopic.php?id=98278 .

Re: Unable to extract .tar.gz file in GUI

Posted: Thu Dec 11, 2014 8:28 pm
by Fred Barclay
I should have no rights problem as I am admin and this is in my /home/fred/Downloads directory.
!No hablo espanol! I've tried but just can't get the hang of it... Nice language though if you can speak it!
Can you translate the solution for me? Gracia, senor (or senorita).

Re: Unable to extract .tar.gz file in GUI

Posted: Thu Dec 11, 2014 9:21 pm
by richyrich
I use this all the time . . :)
1) https://translate.google.com/

2) I don't know if this deb file will work in Cinnamon (GTK 2.2) but it may be worth looking into ???

http://peazip.sourceforge.net/peazip-linux.html

good luck,
richy

Re: Unable to extract .tar.gz file in GUI

Posted: Fri Dec 12, 2014 9:32 am
by py-thon
Fred Barclay wrote:Can you translate the solution for me?
As I said it's no help. The threadstarter there used a different program to solve this somewhat like you did using terminal. engrampa in MATE 1.8 (can't tell you about 1.6, which is LMDE's current MATE-version) works fine with tar.gz if you want to try that. There do not seem too many dependencies to other MATE-packages, so it should work fine on a Cinnamon DE.
File a bug report. Cinnamon is made by Mint developers, they should fix this.

Re: Unable to extract .tar.gz file in GUI

Posted: Fri Dec 12, 2014 10:25 am
by Fred Barclay
richyrich: peazip GTK2 had unmet dependencies that I didn't want to fix, but peazip Qt said it installed fine. Only problem is I can't find it!

py-thon: installed engrampa but can't find it either.

Maybe I'd just better stick with terminal???

Re: Unable to extract .tar.gz file in GUI

Posted: Sat Dec 13, 2014 9:44 am
by py-thon
Fred Barclay wrote:installed engrampa but can't find it either.
What do you mean? Isn't it in the menu after installing?

Re: Unable to extract .tar.gz file in GUI

Posted: Sat Dec 13, 2014 10:56 am
by Fred Barclay
No, it's not in the menu. Does it maybe go by a different name?