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Improve error message for password protected archives #54

hugbug opened this issue Jul 11, 2015 · 1 comment


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commented Jul 11, 2015


Password protected rar4-archives do not have a password validation record like rar5-archives. If extraction of rar4-archives fail, it's not clear whether the password is incorrect or the archive is corrupted.

In such cases NZBGet performs par-check in an attempt to repair the archive. If the par-check reports status "success, no repair necessary" NZBGet prints an unpack error:

Unpack for failed: second unpack attempt skipped due to par-check not repaired anything

It seems the message is misleading because the users don't know in details how the archives are processed and they wonder: "why the hell the unpack was skipped and why par-check didn't repair anything?"


Change the message to something more understandable for normal users.


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commented Jul 11, 2015

Two messages are printed now:

INFO Second unpack attempt skipped for due to par-check not repaired anything
ERROR Unpack for failed: checksum error in the encrypted file. Corrupt file or wrong password."

The ERROR-message is the one users look into. The message about second unpack attempt is printed as INFO and doesn't catch one's eye but is still helpful for advanced users.

@hugbug hugbug closed this Jul 11, 2015

@hugbug hugbug added the feature label Jul 25, 2015

@hugbug hugbug added this to the v16.0 milestone Jul 25, 2015

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