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Sailfish X: Maximum single file size limit 2GB!?

asked 2019-03-12 14:21:00 +0200

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updated 2019-03-12 22:16:50 +0200

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I've a problem unzipping a file with a final file size of about 2.3 GB onto the internal partition. I checked the partition is mounted as ext4. Hence file sizes larger than 2GB should be not a problem, but unzipping the file always stops at 2GB writing to the disk. I understand that file sizes larger than 2GB on FAT partitions would be a problem.

Has anybody else this problem or can at least confirm it?

Any known workarounds or solutions for this bug? With workaround I don't mean splitting the file, that's not an option, I need the complete file as single one.

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ZIP had a limit to 2GB for creating zip files. I guess that limitation does not exist in latest versions, but SFOS might still use an old zip lib(?) Try gzip.

pmelas ( 2019-03-12 15:32:44 +0200 )edit

Thanks for the info. I tried to recompress as 7z, but when I try to uncompress with the file manager (the one through the settings) it just creates the file, but doesn't write anything to the disk. Is there a command line tool available for sailfish? When I try 7z, it only says command not found.

deepblue17 ( 2019-03-15 11:39:34 +0200 )edit

7z is not included or installed by default in SFOS, and I am not sure if you can find 7z libs for SFOS, use bz2 or gzip to create the archive initially.

pmelas ( 2019-03-15 14:00:42 +0200 )edit

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answered 2019-03-12 15:27:50 +0200

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Do not use ZIP, use bz2 or lz or any other modern compression algo.

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Why should I be forced to recompress the file, if I got it offered as zip file for downloading? And other compression algorithms doesn't solve the problem.

deepblue17 ( 2019-03-15 11:37:28 +0200 )edit
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answered 2019-03-13 15:50:09 +0200

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Unzip the file into the computer and send the result via scp to your phone under USB conexion.

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Thanks for the suggestion. I didn't had a PC with me, but the good old split / cat procedure was working well. So I could transfer the file in two pieces to my phone (after decompression it elsewhere) and then put it afterwards together. I just noticed that the md5sum has changed after that. This makes me a bit worrying about it, as I don't see why that should have happened.

deepblue17 ( 2019-03-15 11:50:48 +0200 )edit
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