Bug report #890

python plugin installer unzip fails

Added by browlingson - over 16 years ago. Updated over 16 years ago.

Assignee:nobody -
Category:Python plugins
Affected QGIS version: Regression?:No
Operating System:All Easy fix?:No
Pull Request or Patch supplied: Resolution:fixed
Crashes QGIS or corrupts data: Copied to github as #:10949


The plugin installer downloads python plugins as a zip file. The code in qgis_plugins.py fails to unzip correctly if the top-level folder entry is not included in the zip.

It is possible to make a zip file with no top-level folder entry by doing:

zip foo.zip ./foo/*

instead of:

zip -r foo.zip ./foo

The code fails because it tries to create the directory hierarchy by looking for entries in the zip that end in '/'. If this isn't in the zip file then it then tries to extract a file to a non-existing directory, giving an error dialog that suggests (wrongly) it may be a permission problem.

Googling for python and unzip found the source of this code and some fixes in the comments.

There's a few 'try:except' clauses in the code that might be rewritten to return the exception so that a user gets more information when something fails.

Oh, and a line in installer_plugin.py that should maybe be:
plugindir = os.path.join(os.path.normpath(str(QgsApplication.qgisSettingsDirPath())), "python","plugins")

instead of concatenating path components.


#1 Updated by Gary Sherman over 16 years ago

  • Resolution set to fixed
  • Status changed from Open to Closed

#2 Updated by Gary Sherman over 16 years ago

Fixed at

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