Gnome FAQ: How do I open .rar files with file-roller
mezz7 at cox.net
Sun May 1 13:32:17 PDT 2005
On Sun, 01 May 2005 15:02:50 -0500, Tom McLaughlin
<tmclaugh at sdf.lonestar.org> wrote:
> On Sun, 2005-05-01 at 15:53 -0400, Joe Marcus Clarke wrote:
>> On Sun, 2005-05-01 at 15:35 -0400, Tom McLaughlin wrote:
>> > Questions about how to open .rar files in file-roller have come up on
>> > #FreeBSD-Gnome a few time lately. Would something like this be useful
>> > in the FreeBSD Gnome FAQ?
>> Really? This is the first I've heard it mentioned. Admittedly I
>> haven't been following as closely lately.
> Probably just coincidence but I saw the question three times last month.
> One being me of course.
>> > How do I open .rar files with file-roller?
>> > To open a .rar file with file-roller the rar port (archivers/rar)
>> > to be installed at run time. The file-roller port does not need to be
>> > rebuilt after installing rar.
>> Note: this is only half the battle. You also need the archivers/unrar
>> port installed as well.
> I took a closer look and yup, unrar is needed too. Odd because I had
> problems with .rar files until rar was installed even with unrar
Right now, I don't have rar installed but only unrar and seem work with
rar file. I haven't test rar files that are split, so it might need rar
for that. I do remember that unrar doesn't work on everything, but I don't
know what about with newer fileroller.
>> > Further, the rar port cannot be included as a run time dependency for
>> > file-roller due to its license which prevents a FreeBSD package from
>> > being created. The unrar port has a less restrictive license and can
>> > packaged but it's binary is not used by file-roller for .rar support.
>> Not only is this correct, but we decided including every possible
>> archiver as a fileroller RUN_DEPENDS was just ridiculous. People would
>> build what they need to handle the files they use. FreeBSD includes a
>> number of reasonable defaults.
I second. I don't have any problem to install (un)rar on my own.
> Only reason it came up for me is because rar files are still popular on
> P2P networks. (I swear I wasn't downloading the entire Judas Priest
> album collection.) Stuff like lha, arj, and arc I haven't seen in ages
> but I still see rar used a lot.
RAR is pretty damn popular in my shoes too. I am using it almost everyday
and I have a license for it.
>> > Tom
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