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Old 12-17-2014, 11:14 PM   #1
walterbyrd
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Trying to read .cbr files with CentOS 7


I never had any problem with CentOS 6.5. It just worked, I don't remember ever having to install anything.

On CentOS 7, I have an app called evince, that is supposed to open .cbr files, but I just get this error: "File type RAR archive (application/x-rar) is not supported." The error message makes no sense at all, the files were never in a rar format.

I installed Calibre, but that does not work either.

Again, I know the files are readable, I had no trouble with CentOS 6.5.

I have tried installing Comics, Mcomics, ACBF - those apps will not even install.

Any help appreciated.
 
Old 12-18-2014, 01:42 AM   #2
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Maybe the mime type is interpreted differently? what does 'file <file>.cbr' say? And do you still have the CentOS 6.5 to see if there is any difference?
 
Old 07-22-2016, 10:33 AM   #3
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I know this is a very old thread, but as I recently ran into a similar problem, thought I'd mention that I was able to build comix (which opens cbr files) from an old (Fedora 18, which is sort of similar to RHEL7, though I believe F19 is closer). ftp://ftp.pbone.net/mirror/archive.f...fc18.1.src.rpm.

After installing it, I ran rpm -ba comix.spec and it built without trouble. I needed a few things such as jpeg-tran but found them easily with yum provides. (If you're not familiar with that, I have a small page on it https://srobb.net/yumprovides.html)

So, on the off chance that the OP is still looking for a way to read cbr files, that's one possible solution. Also, I think that cbr files may actually be compressed. The rpm for unrar is readily available, and if you didn't have that installed, it might be worth installing.

Again, I realize this is close to a two year old thread by now, but there's still no comix rpm for RHEL7 and this was one of the first hits I got about reading cbrs in CentOS-7, so I figure it's worth mentioning.
 
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Old 04-30-2017, 04:55 PM   #4
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Thanks.

Thanks for replies. I have moved away from CentOS, I now use Calculate Linux.
 
  


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