Downloaded ZIP file contains directories with mtime set to 0 (i.e. Jan 1st, 1970)

Downloaded ZIP file contains directories with mtime set to 0 (i.e. Jan 1st, 1970)

ghherlinghherlin Posts: 20Questions: 3Answers: 0

Hallo,

I have just downloaded an update of my Datatables, as a ZIP from page https://datatables.net/download/.

Having unpacked the ZIP file (in KUbuntu) and run the Gradle task to rebuild my application, Gradle basically crashed with a

Execution failed for task ':jvmProcessResources'.
> Invalid Timestamp -3600000 for 'file '.../resources/DataTables.20221214/KeyTable-2.8.0/js''.

error.
Google having no idea as to what that meant, I looked at the directory information

stat KeyTable-2.8.0/js/
  File: KeyTable-2.8.0/js/
  Size: 4096            Blocks: 8          IO Block: 4096   directory
Device: 801h/2049d      Inode: 85330982    Links: 2
Access: (0775/drwxrwxr-x)  Uid: ( 1000/  george)   Gid: ( 1000/  george)
Access: 2022-12-14 07:24:55.371334989 +0100
Modify: 1970-01-01 00:00:00.000000000 +0100
Change: 2022-12-14 07:24:55.359334909 +0100
 Birth: 2022-12-14 07:24:55.355334882 +0100

Oops...
I wondered if there were any others:

find . -mtime +1000 -exec stat {} \; | egrep 'File|Modify'
  File: ./KeyTable-2.8.0/js
Modify: 1970-01-01 00:00:00.000000000 +0100
  File: ./KeyTable-2.8.0/css
Modify: 1970-01-01 00:00:00.000000000 +0100
  File: ./JSZip-2.5.0
Modify: 1970-01-01 00:00:00.000000000 +0100
  File: ./FixedColumns-4.2.1/js
Modify: 1970-01-01 00:00:00.000000000 +0100
  File: ./FixedColumns-4.2.1/css
Modify: 1970-01-01 00:00:00.000000000 +0100
  File: ./Scroller-2.0.7/js
Modify: 1970-01-01 00:00:00.000000000 +0100
  File: ./Scroller-2.0.7/css
Modify: 1970-01-01 00:00:00.000000000 +0100
  File: ./jQuery-3.6.0
Modify: 1970-01-01 00:00:00.000000000 +0100
  File: ./Responsive-2.4.0/js
Modify: 1970-01-01 00:00:00.000000000 +0100
  File: ./Responsive-2.4.0/css
Modify: 1970-01-01 00:00:00.000000000 +0100
  File: ./RowReorder-1.3.1/js
Modify: 1970-01-01 00:00:00.000000000 +0100
  File: ./RowReorder-1.3.1/css
Modify: 1970-01-01 00:00:00.000000000 +0100
  File: ./RowGroup-1.3.0/js
Modify: 1970-01-01 00:00:00.000000000 +0100
  File: ./RowGroup-1.3.0/css
Modify: 1970-01-01 00:00:00.000000000 +0100
  File: ./ColReorder-1.6.1/js
Modify: 1970-01-01 00:00:00.000000000 +0100
  File: ./ColReorder-1.6.1/css
Modify: 1970-01-01 00:00:00.000000000 +0100
  File: ./pdfmake-0.1.36
Modify: 1970-01-01 00:00:00.000000000 +0100
  File: ./SearchPanes-2.1.0/js
Modify: 1970-01-01 00:00:00.000000000 +0100
  File: ./SearchPanes-2.1.0/css
Modify: 1970-01-01 00:00:00.000000000 +0100
  File: ./FixedHeader-3.3.1/js
Modify: 1970-01-01 00:00:00.000000000 +0100
  File: ./FixedHeader-3.3.1/css
Modify: 1970-01-01 00:00:00.000000000 +0100
  File: ./DataTables-1.13.1/js
Modify: 1970-01-01 00:00:00.000000000 +0100
  File: ./DataTables-1.13.1/images
Modify: 1970-01-01 00:00:00.000000000 +0100
  File: ./DataTables-1.13.1/css
Modify: 1970-01-01 00:00:00.000000000 +0100
  File: ./Buttons-2.3.3/js
Modify: 1970-01-01 00:00:00.000000000 +0100
  File: ./Buttons-2.3.3/css
Modify: 1970-01-01 00:00:00.000000000 +0100
  File: ./Select-1.5.0/js
Modify: 1970-01-01 00:00:00.000000000 +0100
  File: ./Select-1.5.0/css
Modify: 1970-01-01 00:00:00.000000000 +0100
  File: ./StateRestore-1.2.0/js
Modify: 1970-01-01 00:00:00.000000000 +0100
  File: ./StateRestore-1.2.0/css
Modify: 1970-01-01 00:00:00.000000000 +0100
  File: ./Editor-2.0.10/js
Modify: 1970-01-01 00:00:00.000000000 +0100
  File: ./Editor-2.0.10/css
Modify: 1970-01-01 00:00:00.000000000 +0100
  File: ./jQueryUI-1.13.2/themes/base/images
Modify: 1970-01-01 00:00:00.000000000 +0100
  File: ./AutoFill-2.5.1/js
Modify: 1970-01-01 00:00:00.000000000 +0100
  File: ./AutoFill-2.5.1/css
Modify: 1970-01-01 00:00:00.000000000 +0100
  File: ./SearchBuilder-1.4.0/js
Modify: 1970-01-01 00:00:00.000000000 +0100
  File: ./SearchBuilder-1.4.0/css
Modify: 1970-01-01 00:00:00.000000000 +0100
  File: ./DateTime-1.2.0/js
Modify: 1970-01-01 00:00:00.000000000 +0100
  File: ./DateTime-1.2.0/css
Modify: 1970-01-01 00:00:00.000000000 +0100

Might anything be done with your ZIPper to fix this really odd behaviour?

In the interim, and in case another of your users has the same problem sometime,I fixed the mtimes with the mantra:

find . -mtime +1000 -exec touch {}/aaa \; -exec rm {}/aaa \;

All the best,

George

Replies

  • allanallan Posts: 62,211Questions: 1Answers: 10,205 Site admin

    Hi George,

    Interesting one! I'm not actually seeing the same issue unfortunately. I just selected this download

    and all the files appear okay:

    09:38:08 allan@buildvm xxtmp → find . -mtime +1000 -exec stat {} \; | egrep 'File|Modify'
    09:38:28 allan@buildvm xxtmp → ls -lart KeyTable-2.8.0/js
    total 112
    -rw-rw-rw- 1 allan allan 33171 Nov  9 17:24 dataTables.keyTable.js
    -rw-rw-rw- 1 allan allan   603 Nov  9 17:24 keyTable.semanticui.min.js
    -rw-rw-rw- 1 allan allan  1135 Nov  9 17:24 keyTable.semanticui.js
    -rw-rw-rw- 1 allan allan   602 Nov  9 17:24 keyTable.jqueryui.min.js
    -rw-rw-rw- 1 allan allan  1134 Nov  9 17:24 keyTable.jqueryui.js
    -rw-rw-rw- 1 allan allan   603 Nov  9 17:24 keyTable.foundation.min.js
    -rw-rw-rw- 1 allan allan  1135 Nov  9 17:24 keyTable.foundation.js
    -rw-rw-rw- 1 allan allan   603 Nov  9 17:24 keyTable.dataTables.min.js
    -rw-rw-rw- 1 allan allan  1135 Nov  9 17:24 keyTable.dataTables.js
    -rw-rw-rw- 1 allan allan   598 Nov  9 17:24 keyTable.bulma.min.js
    -rw-rw-rw- 1 allan allan  1130 Nov  9 17:24 keyTable.bulma.js
    -rw-rw-rw- 1 allan allan   604 Nov  9 17:24 keyTable.bootstrap.min.js
    -rw-rw-rw- 1 allan allan  1136 Nov  9 17:24 keyTable.bootstrap.js
    -rw-rw-rw- 1 allan allan   606 Nov  9 17:24 keyTable.bootstrap5.min.js
    -rw-rw-rw- 1 allan allan  1138 Nov  9 17:24 keyTable.bootstrap5.js
    -rw-rw-rw- 1 allan allan   606 Nov  9 17:24 keyTable.bootstrap4.min.js
    -rw-rw-rw- 1 allan allan  1138 Nov  9 17:24 keyTable.bootstrap4.js
    -rw-rw-rw- 1 allan allan 11938 Nov  9 17:24 dataTables.keyTable.min.js
    drwxr-xr-x 1 allan allan    10 Dec 14 09:38 ..
    drwxr-xr-x 1 allan allan   832 Dec 14 09:38 .
    09:38:54 allan@buildvm xxtmp →
    

    I'm using OpenSUSE Tumbleweed and unzip:

     → unzip -v
    UnZip 6.00 of 20 April 2009, by Info-ZIP.
    

    Allan

  • ghherlinghherlin Posts: 20Questions: 3Answers: 0

    Hallo, Allan,

    Agreed, unzip does it correctly. So the file itself is OK.
    I was using "ark". I'm going to file a bug report with the KDE guys.
    May I send them your file?

    Sorry for the confusion. My apologies.

    George

  • allanallan Posts: 62,211Questions: 1Answers: 10,205 Site admin

    Yes of course. If you get a bug number it might be worth linking it in this thread, just in case it is something that I've done something wrong...!

    Allan

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