[Pkg-xfce-devel] Bug#562229: squeeze: disk full error silently swallowed
A friend backed up a user directory to a pendrive. Everything went fine, or so she thought. I wanted to save something on the same pendrive, and found out that it was full. I got suspicious, and unfortunately it turned out that the archive she made is broken:
tar: Unexpected EOF in archive
tar: Error is not recoverable: exiting now
She told me that squeeze ran without an error, so I tried to make an archive to the already full pendrive. It flashed the progress window, then exited without an error, just created a file of 0 bytes. Tried the same with a half-full other pendrive, the results are the same: the disk is filled with a broken archive and no error is reported. 100% reproducible.
I invoked squeeze by right clicking on the directory and picked 'Create archive...' from the menu in Thunar. If I ran squeeze directly, the result is basically the same: File/New, set the archive name on the pendrive, then Action/Add : no error is given, a 0 byte archive is created.
This bug is rather painful because the disk with the user directory crashed since then...
-- System Information:
Debian Release: squeeze/sid
APT prefers testing
APT policy: (500, 'testing')
Architecture: i386 (i686)
Kernel: Linux 2.6.30-2-686 (SMP w/1 CPU core)
Locale: LANG=en_US.UTF-8, LC_CTYPE=en_US.UTF-8 (charmap=UTF-8)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/bash
Versions of packages squeeze depends on:
ii exo-utils 0.3.106-1 Utility files for libexo
ii libatk1.0-0 1.28.0-1 The ATK accessibility toolkit
ii libc6 2.10.2-2 GNU C Library: Shared libraries
ii libcairo2 1.8.8-2 The Cairo 2D vector graphics libra
ii libdbus-1-3 1.2.16-2 simple interprocess messaging syst
ii libdbus-glib-1-2 0.82-2 simple interprocess messaging syst
ii libexo-0.3-0 0.3.106-1 Library with extensions for Xfce
ii libfontconfig1 2.6.0-4.2 generic font configuration library
ii libfreetype6 2.3.11-1 FreeType 2 font engine, shared lib
ii libglib2.0-0 2.22.3-1 The GLib library of C routines
ii libgtk2.0-0 2.18.3-1 The GTK+ graphical user interface
ii libpango1.0-0 1.26.1-1 Layout and rendering of internatio
ii libthunar-vfs-1-2 1.0.1-2 VFS abstraction used in thunar
ii libxfce4util4 4.6.1-1 Utility functions library for Xfce
ii zlib1g 1:184.108.40.206.dfsg-15 compression library - runtime
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