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Old 12-23-2007, 04:31 PM   #1
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Post unrar installation


hi
idowwnloaded unrar software and tried to compile it using ./configure..but i could see the mesage
bash: ./configure: No such file or directory
when i looked the directory all files in ter was written in c programming languge..the read me file with the software said


****** ***** ******
** ** ** ** ** ** unRAR utility
****** ******* ****** ~~~~~~~~~~~~~
** ** ** ** ** ** FREE portable version
** ** ** ** ** ** ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

The unRAR utility is a freeware program, distributed with source
code and developed for extracting, testing and viewing the
contents of archives created with the RAR archiver, version 1.50
and above. For the usage and distribution license please read the
file LICENSE.TXT.

The unRAR utility is a minor part of the RAR archiver and contains
RAR uncompression algorithm.

You should uncomment one of initial lines in OS.H to define
the Operating System you are using (generic WIN32 and UNIX types
are currently supported). For systems with Intel style byte order,
it is recommended to uncomment the line '#define LITTLE_ENDIAN'
to increase decryption speed.

Compile it using the 32-bit flat model.

To build UNRAR executable you need to compile UNRAR.C module only.


could someone tell me how to compile source files containing such c programs
 
Old 12-23-2007, 04:33 PM   #2
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i'm sure there will be additional docs you haven't read, but it sounds a lot like you can just run "gcc unrar.c -o unrar" and nothing else.
 
Old 12-23-2007, 05:16 PM   #3
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Uh. Isn't there an unrar package for your distribution?
 
Old 12-23-2007, 05:53 PM   #4
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You could try 'make'.
 
Old 12-23-2007, 06:35 PM   #5
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Don't forget to modify os.h though, as written there.
And yes, the ditro package will look better. I used to get a lot of "Corrupted archive" messages with this one.
 
Old 12-23-2007, 07:34 PM   #6
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i think i installed it used make and make install commands
because now i can see an unrar command in my shell..i am not much proficient in c and i think i uncommented the initial line
as follows

/*
#define _WIN_32

*/
#define _UNIX

i also uncommented the little endian part
but when i tried to unrar a file using the command

Smirnoff:/home/vishnu# unrar e /home/vishnu/Desktop/No.Starch.Press.The.Debian.System.Concepts.and.Techniques.Sep.2005.rar

UNRAR 2.71 freeware Copyright (c) 1993-2000 Eugene Roshal


Extracting from /home/vishnu/Desktop/No.Starch.Press.The.Debian.System.Concepts.and.Techniques.Sep.2005.rar

Unknown method in No.Starch.Press.The.Debian.System.Concepts.and.Techniques.Sep.2005.pdf
No files to extract


was the result

i think the software is not a worthy one..

so would somebody help me with an unrar program and pray tell me how to install it..i have edited my /etc/apt/sources.list.d file many a times hearing from many ppl and it is like this now

:-
#
# deb cdrom:[Debian GNU/Linux 4.0 r0 _Etch_ - Official i386 DVD Binary-1 20070407-11:40]/ etch contrib main

deb cdrom:[Debian GNU/Linux 4.0 r0 _Etch_ - Official i386 DVD Binary-3 20070407-11:40]/ etch contrib main
deb cdrom:[Debian GNU/Linux 4.0 r0 _Etch_ - Official i386 DVD Binary-2 20070407-11:40]/ etch contrib main
deb cdrom:[Debian GNU/Linux 4.0 r0 _Etch_ - Official i386 DVD Binary-1 20070407-11:40]/ etch contrib main

# Line commented out by installer because it failed to verify:
deb http://security.debian.org/ etch/updates main contrib
# Line commented out by installer because it failed to verify:
deb-src http://security.debian.org/ etch/updates main contrib

deb http://http.us.debian.org/debian/ etch main

deb http://security.debian.org/debian-security etch/updates main

so if any one inteends to tell me how to install any unrar programs pray tell me wat change i should make to this file because many a times apt-get install doesnt work and i dont know why
..do tell me the complete modus-operandi if u could

regards
 
Old 12-23-2007, 07:37 PM   #7
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Uh. Isn't there an unrar package for your distribution?
my distribution is debian and the unrar package i could find with the dvd s was unrar free which doesnt work in most cases..and somebody told me debian was the largest linux so now i have completely lost hope..
 
Old 12-23-2007, 08:01 PM   #8
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You need the "non-free" version of unrar. I guess you can grab one here http://www.rarlab.com/rar_add.htm although I don't see a Debian package here. But, you can get an RPM and use alien, for example. Or, the Slackware package contains just one binary, "unrar", which you can copy to /usr/bin and that's it.
 
Old 12-23-2007, 08:13 PM   #9
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you have to add:
contrib non-free to your sources.list!

then apt-get update

then search apt-get install unrar
 
  


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