Version: (using KDE 4.1.3)
Installed from: Mandriva RPMs
Ark Version 2.11.999
Trying to archive my /etc with "kdesu ark" :
Result is a big .tar.gz of 33 MB whereas with Ark of KDE 3.5.10 it was only 13 MB.
When I look in .tar.gz file I see that /etc/alternatives/ is full with real files and not with empty symlinks.
I had to use Gnome Archive Manager to be able to get a .tar.gz file of only 13 MB.
Symlinks should not be archived as real files!
Ark Version 2.12
Using KDE 4.2.2
Ark needs an option like Gnome Archive Manager has: "Exclude folders that are symbolic links".
Please fix this.
...or at least have the option to include symbolic links as they are.
*** Bug 214354 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Ark Version 2.13
Using KDE 4.3.5
Still the same problem!
Come on, KDE developers, please fix it.
I think I've just fixed this with revisions 1186375 (trunk) and 1186377 (4.5 branch) -- see bug 253059 for more details.
KDE SC 4.5.3 should contain the fix.