Bug 19229 - konqueror should not call ARK to handle gzip (.gz) files
Summary: konqueror should not call ARK to handle gzip (.gz) files
Status: RESOLVED DUPLICATE of bug 73821
Alias: None
Product: konqueror
Classification: Applications
Component: general (show other bugs)
Version: unspecified
Platform: Debian testing Other
: NOR wishlist
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Konqueror Developers
: 104212 (view as bug list)
Depends on:
Reported: 2001-01-27 20:03 UTC by Ga
Modified: 2006-03-09 21:57 UTC (History)
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Description Ga 2001-01-27 19:51:52 UTC
(*** This bug was imported into bugs.kde.org ***)

Package: konqueror
Version: 2.1 Beta 2
Severity: wishlist
Installed from: Debian

When I click on a .tar.gz in Konqueror the file is gently 
"mounted" into Konqueror file system trough the "tar:" 
protocol. I saw that the "gzip:" protocol exists but when 
I click on a .gz (not .tar.gz) file it opens KAR. I 
looked in the extension associations (mime) but the 
configuration is identical for .tar.gz and .gz.

I would be nice if we could open a .gz file transparently 
as we can already do with .tar.gz. ARK should be open 

Gaël Fraiteur

(submitted via bugs.kde.org)
Comment 1 Nick Shaforostoff 2004-01-28 12:32:42 UTC
somebody, tell me, why konqueror is so slow when unpacking big (~5mb) tarballs?
it takes 10-20 times longer than when i use commandline

how can we think about new features (khtml, kjs, etc) when the code we have today is highly unoptimized?

why nautilus displays .ps documents 2-5 times faster than kghostscript (with the same functionality)?
Comment 2 Nick Leverton 2005-02-19 23:11:56 UTC
.xxx.gz should call the ioslave which handles .xxx, with an uncompress on-the-fly in the input pipeline.  If ioslaves can declare themselves able to handle xxx, you can skip the uncompress.

/me adds another few votes to the 291.
Comment 3 Nicolas Goutte 2005-07-23 01:40:24 UTC
*** Bug 104212 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Comment 4 Peter Bittner 2006-03-07 10:21:27 UTC
Why does this still not work in Konqueror? (On Kubuntu/Breezy that is)

I believe there was a time when opening a zip-file in Konqueror was some kind of embedded, not using Ark. I think I was using SuSE back then.

Opening a zipped file (in whatever compression format) by clicking on it should be like entering a directory. I personally do not like the "Preview in Archiver" option from the context menu.

Vote for this bugfix!
Comment 5 Thiago Macieira 2006-03-09 21:57:58 UTC

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 73821 ***