Error during extraction from self-extracting archive (v18.01.04 - 64bit)



  • I generally dont run self-extracting .exe archives but instead use PA. Today i tried to extract files from one such archive and it seems that while some files were extracted, those that are tar.gz or tar.bz2 are extracted as zero length. I also get an error message pop-up “Error writing to file”. The disk is not full and it is not a permissions issue.

    Looking at the files in the archive with PA, they are shown as zero length with a ratio of 00%

    0_1546198767505_ZeroLengthFiles.PNG

    My version of PA Toolbox is v18.01.04 (11/2018) 64-bit.
    The file i’m trying to extract is a source-code archive for GnuPG for Windows which is downloadable from https://files.gpg4win.org/gpg4win-src-3.1.5.exe

    If you need more info, just let me know.



  • Apologies for replying to my own post - hope i havent broke a forum rule.

    It seems there might be an issue with that self-extracting file linked to in my original post because i’ve just created a temporary Win10 VM to run it in and the self-extracting file also generates zero length files too.

    However i still think there is an issue with PA because an updated source archive was posted a few weeks later and can be found in this link… https://files.gpg4win.org/gpg4win-src-3.1.5-1.exe

    Running that self-extracting file does not create any zero length files but when it is opened in PA they are still shown as being zero length and the same error occurs when extracting them.

    0_1546200930237_ZeroLengthFiles-1.PNG


  • conexware

    @ianac said in Error during extraction from self-extracting archive (v18.01.04 - 64bit):

    Apologies for replying to my own post - hope i havent broke a forum rule.

    It seems there might be an issue with that self-extracting file linked to in my original post because i’ve just created a temporary Win10 VM to run it in and the self-extracting file also generates zero length files too.

    However i still think there is an issue with PA because an updated source archive was posted a few weeks later and can be found in this link… https://files.gpg4win.org/gpg4win-src-3.1.5-1.exe

    Running that self-extracting file does not create any zero length files but when it is opened in PA they are still shown as being zero length and the same error occurs when extracting them.

    0_1546200930237_ZeroLengthFiles-1.PNG

    seems like NSIS installer latest release changed something and our extractor does not work anymore (properly)? Will check, thanks for the update.


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