troubleshooting Question

paperclip upload zip file

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Hi, I am trying to upload a zip file, open the file which should contains image files.
My idea was to create an upload button for a file, unzip the file and get image by image, create a Photo which is the class which has has_attached_file.
I am able to upload the file and seems I am able to extract each image file, however I am having problems when creating the Photo which will be added to an event( event has_many photos).
Here is my function where I am trying to create photos.
  def create_photos_from_zip
    logger.debug "create_photos_from_zip -->"
    zip = params[:zip]
    logger.debug "unzipping file #{zip.path} class #{zip.class}" do |entry|
      # entry is a Zip::Entry
      filename = "#{Dir::tmpdir}/#{}_#{}"
      logger.debug "will extract file to #{filename} to"
      p =, 'r+') << Photo.create(:photo=>p)
      #delete the temp file
    res =
    logger.debug "create_photos_from_zip <--"
    return res

This is my create function
 def create
    if (params[:zip].present?)
      res = create_photos_from_zip
      render :nothing=>true
      @photo =[:photo])
      res =
      respond_to do |format|
        if res
          flash[:notice] = 'Photo was successfully created.'
          format.html { redirect_to([@event,@photo]) }
          format.xml  { render :xml => @photo, :status => :created, :location => @photo }
          format.html { render :action => "new" }
          format.xml  { render :xml => @photo.errors, :status => :unprocessable_entity }
* I know I need to work more here, but I am stuck !!!

I am not getting any error, however the files are not attached to the event as well, I am not sure if I am unzipping at the client or server, I am developing in the same machine ...
Any Help would be very appreciated!
Please let me know If you need any other information.
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