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Old 04-24-2004, 12:19 PM   #1
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Ark (Archiving Tool) Problems

I can't seem to extract anything it just says

The utility is not in your PATH

Please install it or contact your
system administrator.
I try a google searh but am not finding anything that helps me. I have ark zip and which zip all istalled if that means anything.

Old 04-24-2004, 02:54 PM   #2
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Make sure that you have both zip and unzip installed.

>$ acp unzip
  Installed: 5.50-3
  Candidate: 5.50-3
  Version Table:
 *** 5.50-3 0
        990 testing/main Packages
        600 unstable/main Packages
        100 /var/lib/dpkg/status
     5.50-1woody2 0
        500 stable/updates/main Packages
        500 stable/main Packages

>$ acp zip
  Installed: 2.30-6
  Candidate: 2.30-6
  Version Table:
 *** 2.30-6 0
        990 testing/main Packages
        600 unstable/main Packages
        100 /var/lib/dpkg/status
     2.30-5 0
        500 stable/main Packages
Old 04-24-2004, 07:17 PM   #3
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It seems, that the program that you are calling is not in the PATH.

You have 2 options, change the PATH or call the program by its full path.

Old 04-24-2004, 11:20 PM   #4
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I'm having the same problem- I have both zip and unzip installed and they are the newest versions according to apt, even if I call it from /usr/bin/ark I get the error.
If you figure out a solution, please post here!


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Old 04-28-2004, 11:32 AM   #5
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Some programs you can only use as root.

Use SU and try again.

If that doesn't work you should look what your PATH is and find out if your program is in that PATH.

Old 04-29-2004, 09:41 PM   #6
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Did you upgarde KDE? Known bug KDE 3.2.2
There is now an updated Ark pkg that fixed it for unstable here.


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