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PostPosted: Sat May 19, 2007 3:20 pm    Post subject: rar files Reply with quote

When Ever I try to open a rar file I get a error saying:
archive type not supported.

Any Idea's how to fix this so I can open Rar files.

gr00ve
PostPosted: Sat May 19, 2007 5:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

http://rarlabs.com/rar/rarlinux-3.7.b1.tar.gz
extract, then make

john maclean
PostPosted: Sat May 19, 2007 7:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Code:
  wget http://ftp.belnet.be/packages/dries.ulyssis.org/fedora/fc6/i386/RPMS.dries/unrar-3.6.8-1.fc6.rf.i386.rpm

Install with
rpm -Uvh unrar-3.6.8-1.fc6.rf.i386.rpm

Extract a file with `unrar e Heroes.S01E22.HDTV.XviD-LOL/heroes.122.hdtv-lol.rar`
;-)


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jebba
PostPosted: Sun May 20, 2007 7:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

FYI, unrar isn't included in BLAG because it's not Free Software.
saddletramp
PostPosted: Thu Nov 15, 2007 5:52 pm    Post subject: doesn't work Reply with quote

none of this info works any longer.

any new info/help?

thanks

noldrin
PostPosted: Thu Nov 15, 2007 6:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

http://dries.ulyssis.org/rpm/packages/unrar/info.html

Still not free software, but the source is available.

r7
PostPosted: Thu Nov 15, 2007 6:49 pm    Post subject: Re: doesn't work Reply with quote

saddletramp wrote:
none of this info works any longer.

any new info/help?


well rar is still non-free, so is not the BLAG repos. you can get an rpm from dries repo. download the one for your particular version of BLAG [for ex: 60000 corresponds to fedora core 6, 70000 = fc7].

use:

Code:
rpm -Uvh rar-someversion.rpm


to install and away you go.

saddletramp
PostPosted: Thu Nov 15, 2007 10:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

rpm -Uvh rar-someversion.rpm is not working.

error: open of rar-rar-3.7.0-0.1.beta1.fc7.rf.src.rpm failed: No such file or directory

no matter how i type in the command.. not at all used to rpm's!!

gr00ve
PostPosted: Thu Nov 15, 2007 10:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

http://www.rarlab.com/rar/rarlinux-3.7.1.tar.gz

for for me out of the box on 70k

r7
PostPosted: Thu Nov 15, 2007 10:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

saddletramp wrote:
rpm -Uvh rar-someversion.rpm is not working.

error: open of rar-rar-3.7.0-0.1.beta1.fc7.rf.src.rpm failed: No such file or directory


ok.

you have downlaoded the source rpm [you can tell because the extension is .src.rpm] which isn't what you want.

you want one the ends .rpm [without the .src]. using your example above the file you would download would be called rar-3.7.0-0.1.beta1.fr7.rf.i386.rpm. [you don't need to add the rar- to the front, i was using that because i didn't know if you were running fedora core 5, 6 or 7].

next thing. to install, you need to run the rpm command as root [hope you know how to do that]. best of luck and ask again if you need more help.

saddletramp
PostPosted: Fri Nov 16, 2007 2:55 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

hey,
got it to work, i think. tried using the software installer thing. took so long to initiate, i almost gave up on it. guess it would've helped to download the correct file the first time. learned something there anyway. command line is one ignorant tool, if you ask me. i despise it and hate it with a passion.

thanks for the help!!

edit:
yes,
it did work!!



Last edited by saddletramp on Fri Nov 16, 2007 4:50 am; edited 1 time in total
noldrin
PostPosted: Fri Nov 16, 2007 4:44 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

From within your web browser, just click the link to the rpm you want, I used:
(unrar-3.7.4-1.fc7.rf.i386.rpm) then let it open in the software installer. Pirut will run and install it. It will also resolve the dependencies for you, as long as they are dependencies in your listed archive which by default is just the blag one. So basically unless it needs weird or non free stuff to install, it will likely install.

jebba
PostPosted: Thu Dec 20, 2007 2:05 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

There is a GPL'd version of unrar which compiles under BLAG available here: http://download.gna.org/unrar/

https://wiki.blagblagblag.org/Unrar

noldrin
PostPosted: Fri Dec 21, 2007 3:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

That look promising. I have to wonder if that other "GPL" version is even legal. The restrictions placed on the code by rar labs would seem to indicate that the GPL license invalidates.

For those who don't know, the issue with the unrar is that it's restricted that you aren't allowed to use it's code to try and create a new version of a program to create rar files. This code is issued under the GPL with this restriction. But under section 7 of the GPLv2:

Quote:
If you cannot distribute so as to satisfy simultaneously your obligations under this License and any other pertinent obligations, then as a consequence you may not distribute the Program at all.


And seeing as the rar condition prevents you from exercising the following clause from second 2 under the GPLv2:

Quote:
you may modify your copy or copies of the Program or any portion of it, thus forming a work based on the Program, and copy and distribute such modifications or work under the terms of Section 1 above, provided that you also meet all of these conditions:


Thus while I'm not a lawyer, I would say the non-Free unrar is not legal to distribute. So I hope this new project comes along nicely.

jebba
PostPosted: Fri Dec 21, 2007 8:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

noldrin wrote:
That look promising. I have to wonder if that other "GPL" version is even legal. The restrictions placed on the code by rar labs would seem to indicate that the GPL license invalidates.


That GPL'd version doesn't use any of the code from rar labs, most likely, so would be exempt from their restrictions.

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