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Old 07-20-2005, 12:04 AM   #1
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advice on opening .rar files


i guess i need to install unrar??

how do i go about doing this?
 
Old 07-20-2005, 12:13 AM   #2
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download the rar and unrar tools for linux

http://www.rarsoft.com/rar/rarlinux-3.5.b5.tar.gz

then extract the two executables to a directory in your path.
 
Old 07-20-2005, 01:12 AM   #3
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either
At a terminal:
Code:
su
urpmi unrar
using the GUI:
or go into the Mandrake COntrol Centre->Software and install it from there.

If it can't find it go to http://easyurpmi.zarb.org and setup your access to the software repositories

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download the rar and unrar tools for linux
This will work but its better to install the Mandrake RPM if you're using Mandrake/Mandriva. That way you get security updates from Mandrake, it integrates automatically with other applications (eg. ark the GUI archive program) because it installs it to the right spot and it keeps things consistent - ie. you don't have lots of mystery files lying around system directories which aren't attached to any RPM package.
 
Old 07-20-2005, 07:51 AM   #4
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Once installed-- if installed from the Mandriva repositories as suggested-- your "normal" GUI archiving programs (file-roller, karchiver) and file managers will know that and open the files transparently, so you won't have to do anything extra.
 
Old 07-20-2005, 05:17 PM   #5
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i just can't seem to install it from the control center. when i type in a search for unrar it doesn't show anything.
 
Old 07-20-2005, 05:51 PM   #6
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1) The former "unrar" package has been replaced by the "rar" package, which contains both rar and unrar programs.

2) Did you change the filter from "mandrake choices" to "All Programs"?

3) Did you add additional (external) software sources to your Software Sources Manager using Easy URPMI as advised? IIrc, rar is part of the "contrib" repository or PLF, because it's not really 'free' (freely available, but not open source, or something), so it's on one of the 'semi-official' repositories rather than the CD/DVD.

HTH.
 
Old 07-20-2005, 08:03 PM   #7
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WHOA!

okay i tried using the esyurpm like suggested.... copied and pasted a line into a shell.

is it now downloading the files. VERY unused to shell. i'm on dial up and it looks like the download is going to be VEEEERY long. is this what is going on right now?

i hope there is a resume broken downloads!
 
Old 07-20-2005, 08:20 PM   #8
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rarmain

it looks like to file downloading is rarmain... is this correct?
 
Old 07-20-2005, 09:27 PM   #9
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I'm sorry, I have no idea what you are talking about... the idea was that you would add one or more external repositories to the Software Sources Manager using Easy Urpmi (which has a checkbox to allow you to use the smaller repository index that is more suitable for dialup), and then install the program via the Mandriva Control Center as normal-- the issue was that rar was not available from the sources you had listed. But from your comment, I can't even guess what you're doing atm.

Not so much to toot my own horn, but maybe you'd like to read the tutorial I posted here: Installing Software easily on Mandrake/Mandriva-- just so we both knew we were "on the same page", as it were.
 
Old 07-20-2005, 10:40 PM   #10
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If you want to install unrar, then configure only the PLF urpmi sources and then do,
Code:
#urpmi unrar
If that fails, then go to rpm.pbone.net and search for unrar. Download and install the latest release for Mandriva.
 
Old 07-21-2005, 10:29 PM   #11
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downloading rar rpm file fromi can't remember where. that made it a breeze...
 
  


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