[Bug 28950] Selecting many items with Archive Manager forces Nautilus to quit

gnuconvert cdil at earthlink.net
Sun Mar 19 08:37:55 UTC 2006

Public bug reported:

Affects: nautilus (Ubuntu)
       Severity: Normal
       Priority: (none set)
         Status: Unconfirmed

Ubuntu 5.10 (Breezy Badger) When selecting (highlighting) multiple items
within the nautilus file manager, right clicking, selecting "Create
Archive", and attempting to create an archive, if too many individual
items are selected (highlighted), nautilus quits unexpectedly when I try
to create the archive. This does not happen if only a few individual
items are selected (about 4 - 5 or less). I can select and archive a
single directory containing hundreds of files with no problem, so the
size of the archive is not an issue, nor is the number of items in the
archive. If I have a long list of individual items to select, I can
select them chunk by chunk without nautilus quitting (i.e., select 4
items but cancel out just before creating the archive, then go back and
select a few more, cancel out before creating the archive, etc. etc.).
In this way, I can build up a long list that successfully archives, but
this is obviously not efficient. The type of archive I try to create
(.tar, .tar.gz, .zip, etc.) has no effect on the problem. Archive
manager should allow you to select as many individual items as you want
to archive, but it seems to have a bug that causes nautilus to quit
every time.

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