Opened 2 years ago

Closed 21 months ago

#12223 closed defect (fixed)

gzip --rsyncable option not understood

Reported by: bert Owned by: dsd
Priority: normal Milestone: 13.1.0
Component: distro Version: not specified
Keywords: Cc: shawnl
Blocked By: Blocking:
Deployments affected: Action Needed: no action
Verified: no

Description

All the gz files in /usr/share/etoys/locale/en/QuickGuides/ are 0 bytes because at install time gzip fails.

Change History (10)

comment:1 Changed 2 years ago by dsd

  • Owner changed from pbrobinson to dsd

comment:2 Changed 2 years ago by dsd

  • Cc shawnl added

Shawn, interested in a quick/interesting C hacking task?
Fedora adds this patch to gzip-1.5: http://pkgs.fedoraproject.org/cgit/gzip.git/tree/gzip-1.3.13-rsync.patch?h=f18

But it is not working in the F18 version. It doesn't produce any output, just prints: Try 'gzip --help' for more information.

It worked in F17, which had gzip-1.4.

comment:3 Changed 2 years ago by dsd

  • Action Needed changed from never set to add to build

Fixed in gzip-1.5-3.fc18 - there was a spurious blank line in the patch causing some crucial hunks not to be applied.

comment:4 Changed 2 years ago by dsd

  • Action Needed changed from add to build to test in build

Test in 13.1.0 build 12. Bert, can you provide a test case showing how etoys was affected by this breakage?

comment:5 Changed 2 years ago by bert

Wel, for one the files in e.g. /usr/share/etoys/locale/en/QuickGuides/ should not be empty.

The real test is to press the help icon in Etoys (top left) and select one of the topics. If it loads, all is fine. We call these the "QuickGuides".

comment:6 Changed 2 years ago by dsd

Ah, I guess those files are created and compressed in the etoys build process? In which case we will have to rebuild the etoys package before this bug is fixed.

comment:7 Changed 2 years ago by bert

Yes. I probably should have filed an Etoys bug, too.

comment:8 Changed 2 years ago by dsd

  • Action Needed changed from test in build to add to build

comment:9 Changed 23 months ago by dsd

  • Action Needed changed from add to build to test in build

Test in 13.1.0 build 16.

comment:10 Changed 21 months ago by greenfeld

  • Action Needed changed from test in build to no action
  • Resolution set to fixed
  • Status changed from new to closed

The gz files in question are non-zero in size, and the Quick Guides appear to have content in 13.1.0 os27.

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