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Old 10-31-2004, 06:19 AM   #1
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Question Mdk10.0: where are the rar and unrar utilities?


I've really checked it but it seems that mdk10.0 lacks a rar/unrar program.
On rpm.pbone.net I searched for a 'rar' package and found this package:
Mandrake 10.X
carroll.cac.psu.edu/pub/linux/distributions/mandrakelinux/devel/10.0/i586/Mandrake/RPMS/gnome-vfs2-2.4.2-5mdk.i586.rpm

Now I see vfs but not any rar. So before installing this package I would like to know what this is.

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Old 10-31-2004, 07:22 AM   #2
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I believe the the rar program is shareware and that is probably why it isn't included. The unrar program is freeware, but maybe not GPL.
You could download them and install them from source and copy the rar/unrar to /usr/bin manually.

Another possibility if to look in Contribs.
 
Old 10-31-2004, 10:35 AM   #3
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http://linux.tucows.com/preview/8753.html

I believe that is where I got my RAR utilitiy. Pretty straight forward:

Code:
rar x <filename>
 
Old 10-31-2004, 02:24 PM   #4
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just install winrar with wine, works great...
 
Old 12-01-2004, 10:09 PM   #5
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Hi,

I installed Winrar 3.4.1 under wine but it does not work. It goves me an error about Mozilla and it quits. CAn you help me solving this issue?

Thanks

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Old 12-01-2004, 11:10 PM   #6
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If you install "unrar" rpm from plf source, you have a command line utility for rar files. If you prefer to stay away from command line, install "file roller" rpm. File roller will be the front end and has a host of compression formats it can interact with, including rar if you install the unrar rpm as well. Other graphical front ends work with the unrar rpm as well, I only mention File roller as I have used that myself this past summer and know it works.
 
Old 12-02-2004, 02:35 AM   #7
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if you use KDE and install unrar, then you can access *rar files from the GUI with "ark" without using the command line just like using file-roller.
 
Old 12-02-2004, 05:29 AM   #8
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Sigh...

Doen't anyone ever bother to set up their URPMI sources as they should?

See: http://www.zebulon.org.uk/urpmi_en.html

Do as indicated


Then

urpmi unrar
 
Old 12-02-2004, 06:10 AM   #9
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@opjose

Sometimes I don't think people know that these tools exist. The number of times that I have seen people use rpmfind instead of using tools like urpmi and apt/synaptic is unbelievable. A lot of times, they end up downloading packages that are not compatible with their distros and complain of rpm dependencies.
 
Old 12-02-2004, 07:33 AM   #10
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Yes exactly.

Though Mandrake is in large part to blame for this, as they seem to want to keep the availability of the repositories somewhat hidden.

Probably in the hopes of selling more powerpack versions which they distribute for a higher price.

The come on for the powerpack is the extra RPM's, yet except for the driver and Mandrakified things like Realplayer, Mandrake doesn't really "own" the contents of contrib, so to speak.
 
  


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