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Old 10-26-2016, 06:40 PM   #1
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Ark now can't find rar/unrar after upgrade to Kubuntu 16.10


After I upgraded from Kubuntu 16.04 to 16.10, suddenly Ark can't unpack RAR files. When I open a RAR file, I get this message:

Ark was not able to open foo.rar. No suitable plugin found.
Ark does not seem to support this file type.


Is there some way I can set a path to unrar? I have rar, unrar, and unrar-free installed.

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Old 10-26-2016, 08:56 PM   #2
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go here download 64bit or 32 bit binary then move them to /usr/bin you're back in business make sure you pick Linux versions.

your versions, just copy or move them into /usr/bin ...

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Old 10-26-2016, 10:12 PM   #3
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I already have RAR installed, why would it matter? Also, there are no ready-made binaries, there's just source files, and it's for a Trial version.

I'll try it anyway, though, I guess, even though I don't really want the trial version.

edit: Nevermind, I thought the package was source, there are binaries in it. However, copying the binaries into /usr/bin doesn't work.

Ark still can't find RAR.

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Old 10-26-2016, 10:21 PM   #4
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I also tried completely removing Ark, and reinstalling. No dice, nothing's changed.

How exactly does Ark find RAR? I assume that's where the problem is...
 
Old 10-27-2016, 06:44 AM   #5
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I already have RAR installed, why would it matter? Also, there are no ready-made binaries, there's just source files, and it's for a Trial version.

I'll try it anyway, though, I guess, even though I don't really want the trial version.

edit: Nevermind, I thought the package was source, there are binaries in it. However, copying the binaries into /usr/bin doesn't work.

Ark still can't find RAR.

fresh copy rar and unrar


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Ark in KDE 4.11.2 will support rar 5.0 (current version 5.0.12) - see https://bugs.kde.org/show_bug.cgi?id=319303
seen here on the bottom of this PAGE

regardless of what your running for a DE see if you can get a rar ver 5 or lesser and see if it works. as it looks like ARK and rar are not in agreement at the moment.


I'm using file-roller at the moment with rar / unrar 5.4 and it is not having any problems with rar files.

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Old 10-27-2016, 08:21 AM   #6
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fresh copy rar and unrar


seen here on the bottom of this PAGE

regardless of what your running for a DE see if you can get a rar ver 5 or lesser and see if it works. as it looks like ARK and rar are not in agreement at the moment.


I'm using file-roller at the moment with rar / unrar 5.4 and it is not having any problems with rar files.
The problem wasn't with RAR, apparently, it was with Ark itself... I tried installing the version from 16.04 (15.12.3) and now it works fine.

I already tried switching out the RAR for newer files earlier... it didn't work either It looks like the newer Ark isn't playing nice with RAR for some reason.
 
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The problem wasn't with RAR, apparently, it was with Ark itself... I tried installing the version from 16.04 (15.12.3) and now it works fine.

I already tried switching out the RAR for newer files earlier... it didn't work either It looks like the newer Ark isn't playing nice with RAR for some reason.
that is what my post that you quoted was already talking about. ... ... ... ...
pls, mark solved if it is working now.. happy unrar'ing
 
Old 10-27-2016, 09:55 AM   #8
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that is what my post that you quoted was already talking about. ... ... ... ...
pls, mark solved if it is working now.. happy unrar'ing

Yes, but the problem, I think, lies with Ark, and not RAR. But it doesn't matter, much as long as it's solved.

*note: I'm suggesting that switching the versions of RAR around wouldn't work. I think somehow RAR functionality is broken in this latest release.

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