Public bug reported:

I have an ISO archive and opened it with file-roller. Then I clicked the
big [Extract] button, selected my Desktop as target directory (options
"Extract: All files" and "Actions: Keep directory structure" checked)
and confirmed. It extracted the files successfully, but also changed the
permissions of the target directory itself (to r-xr-xr-x).

This is not expected and not intended. Actually I could no longer create
or delete files in my Desktop directory after that, until I fixed the
permissions again. I confirmed the behaviour with a different location
as well.

Extracting anything into a location should never modify permissions of
the target location itself!


If you're interested, here's what I did (extracting to ~/Desktop/testdir
; the "Extract" dialog window can be seen at

$ ls -l Desktop/
total 4
drwxrwxr-x  2 bytecommander bytecommander 4096 Sep 22 21:58 testdir/

$ file-roller test.iso

$ ls -l Desktop/
total 4
dr-xr-xr-x  4 bytecommander bytecommander 4096 Sep 22 16:20 testdir/


System info:

$ lsb_release -rd
Description:    Ubuntu 16.04.1 LTS
Release:        16.04

$ apt policy file-roller
  Installed: 3.16.5-0ubuntu1.2
  Candidate: 3.16.5-0ubuntu1.2
  Version table:
 *** 3.16.5-0ubuntu1.2 500
        500 xenial-updates/main amd64 
        500 xenial-security/main amd64 
        100 /var/lib/dpkg/status
     3.16.4-1ubuntu3 500
        500 xenial/main amd64 Packages

** Affects: file-roller (Ubuntu)
     Importance: Undecided
         Status: Confirmed

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  Extracting iso changes target directory's permissions

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