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Old 09-25-2004, 06:24 AM   #1
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unrar fails


hello

I've found it impossible to unpack archives with the unrar package

it lists the files in the archive, but always outputs "Failed", with no aditional erroa messages.

I'm forced to VNC into a windows machine, copy the archives on it, unrar them, and copy them back to the server, which is a pain in the a** as you can imagine

can anyone help with that?
 
Old 09-25-2004, 08:01 AM   #2
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The package description for the "unrar" package in the "main" repo is:

Quote:
Unrar can extract files from .rar archives. Can't handle archives in the RAR 3.0 format.
You'll probably need to install "unrar-nonfree", which should be able to handle all RAR formats.
 
Old 09-25-2004, 09:14 AM   #3
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thanks for the tip

I haven't been able to try it though, I get a message like that:

"no version of the packet is available, but packet exists in database..."

what's it supposed to mean?
 
Old 09-25-2004, 10:19 AM   #4
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Perhaps you don't have "non-free" mentioned in your /etc/apt/sources.list ? Or, if you're using Woody ("stable"), you need to temporarily point /etc/apt/sources.list to "testing". Alternatively, you can download the package manually and install it with dpkg.

http://packages.debian.org/cgi-bin/s...ll&release=all
 
Old 09-26-2004, 07:32 AM   #5
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to what I guess it seems I don't have non-free in my /etc/apt/sources.list:

Code:
#deb file:///cdrom/ sarge main

deb ftp://sunsite.cnlab-switch.ch/mirror/debian/ testing main
deb-src ftp://sunsite.cnlab-switch.ch/mirror/debian/ testing main

deb http://security.debian.org/ stable/updates main
I changed it to:

Code:
#deb file:///cdrom/ sarge main

deb ftp://sunsite.cnlab-switch.ch/mirror/debian/ testing main non-free
deb-src ftp://sunsite.cnlab-switch.ch/mirror/debian/ testing main non-free

deb http://security.debian.org/ stable/updates main
and it works great. thanks!
 
  


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