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Old 02-25-2005, 09:28 AM   #1
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UnRar Not installed?


I have some .rar files I am trying to open through Ark.

When I try to open them I get the message:

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The utlility unrar is not in your PATH

Please install it or contact your system administrator.
I check usr/bin no unrar.

I do urpmi --wget unrar, Says no package.

I have also download and installed a RPM from RPMsearch, still doesn't seem to be on here anywhere.

Any suggestions?
 
Old 02-25-2005, 09:35 AM   #2
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You can get the source from here http://distro.ibiblio.org/pub/linux/...s/unrar/3.4.3/ and compile yourself.
Untar with 'tar -xjf unrarsrc-3.4.3.tar.bz2' enter the unrar directory and run 'make -f makefile.unix'

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Old 02-25-2005, 11:12 AM   #3
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You can install it using urpmi, all you need to do is add the PLF repositories.
 
Old 02-25-2005, 11:39 AM   #4
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You can install it using urpmi, all you need to do is add the PLF repositories.
Tried that never worked for me. It would even say it is already installed. Well it might have been but it was never installed to /usr/bin.

Anyway I just downloaded the source and it worked fine.

Can't I just delete the unrar file that it created after I untared it. I have copied the unrar program over to usr/bin so assume it doesn't need all the files that where in the tar anymore.
 
Old 02-25-2005, 01:06 PM   #5
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I don't understand why that would be coz it's always worked fine for me and simply running "unrar e filename.rar" worked fine. Anyway at least you got a working version.
 
Old 02-25-2005, 01:10 PM   #6
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Yupp. If you copied the binary you can delete the entire unrar directory.

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Old 02-25-2005, 01:55 PM   #7
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If the whole UPRMI and RPM does not work, I remember getting RAR from a Tucows website, but it does not exist anymore. I can send it to you if you want, but all you do is just extract the RAR program into a directory and run it via command line. no compiling or configuring necessary.

rar x filename.rar destinationdirectory/
 
  


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