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Old 04-29-2005, 04:19 AM   #1
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RAR and UNRAR HELP


Ok, so I'm a newbie but I have read all the other threads, and I seem to have put myself in deeper. I'm happily running Mandrake 10.1 and climbing the learning curve. I have tried unsuccessfully finding an RPM for unrar - there is none (and I've tried through the PLF mentioned in another thread). I read on another thread that I needed to have UNRAR in /usr/bin so I logged in as root and tried to copy and paste the contents of the unpackaged file folder into /usr/bin. That didn't do much. Then I just moved the file unrar-3.4.3-i486-1arf.tgz to the /usr/bin and unpackaged in there. The error I get now is:
/bin/sh: line 1: /usr/bin/unrar: cannot execute binary file

What do I do now to be able to unpackage the RAR files?
 
Old 04-29-2005, 06:48 AM   #2
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I suggest you to install rpm package unrar from plf.

ftp://ftp.pbone.net/mirror/plf.zarb....01plf.i586.rpm
 
Old 04-29-2005, 06:51 AM   #3
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If you use the source package you'll have to compile it. Unpack in some temporary directory and run "configure", "make" and "make install". Read the text files first which you can find in the unpacked directory.

Tgz source files can never be used directly.
 
Old 04-29-2005, 02:27 PM   #4
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Originally posted by Moloko
If you use the source package you'll have to compile it. Unpack in some temporary directory and run "configure", "make" and "make install". Read the text files first which you can find in the unpacked directory.

Tgz source files can never be used directly.
A source file from RAR? I don't think so. RAR is propietary software. That tgz file was maybe for Slackware Linux.
 
Old 04-29-2005, 03:49 PM   #5
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Originally posted by felip3
I suggest you to install rpm package unrar from plf.

ftp://ftp.pbone.net/mirror/plf.zarb....01plf.i586.rpm

Thank-you thank-you felip3 - just what I wanted, an RPM! I downloaded,, installed, all great now.


 
  


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