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Subject: 4GB limitation of zip file or data
Date: Fri, 6 Jul 2012 14:38:37 -0400
To: "bug-Archive-Zip@rt.cpan.org" <bug-Archive-Zip@rt.cpan.org>
From: Martin Smoot <msmoot@infoplanning.com>

there appear to be no checks to limit the size of the data being zipped or the size of the zip file to 4GB.  I created a zip file of a single nearly 11GB file but it cannot be read by anybody else.  I zipped up a directory of around 10,000 files totaling about 7GB and the Perl unzip can read the resulting zip file (with many many error messages displayed) but nobody else can.

 

I understand that the zip format (prior to zip 64) was limited to 4GB for a single file and for the total zip file but it appears that this code will attempt to operate on the files anyway resulting in files that are useless.  I recommend returning an error status when these limits are exceeded.



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