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#1 jbrooksuk

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Posted 29 June 2009 - 09:01

Hey,

I posted this on my blog a few months back, but I am re-posting it here as well.

This will only work on Debian based systems.

Firstly you need the good old terminal window open. Once that has opened type:

sudo apt-get install rar

You should now be asked for your admin password. If you are not the admin then you will need to ask them to install it. And that's it, RAR archiving will now work seamlessly with Archive Manager!

Hope this helps,
James

Edited by James Brooks, 05 July 2009 - 13:57.



#2 DjmUK

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Posted 05 July 2009 - 12:43

Cheers - worked for me :D

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Posted 05 July 2009 - 12:55

You should have clarified that this method only works for Debian-based distributions like Ubuntu.

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Posted 05 July 2009 - 13:56

Cheers - worked for me :D

Glad I can help.

You should have clarified that this method only works for Debian-based distributions like Ubuntu.

I shall add a note now, thanks.

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Posted 05 July 2009 - 13:59

This method isn't too great when it comes to split archives with passwords. Sometimes it will extract them, but at times it will refuse to extract the files. Single archives it is fine with.

I think the best thing is to install WinRAR under wine :) Works much better. Works even better in Crossover Linux.

#6 Dead_Monkey

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Posted 07 July 2009 - 17:05

7-zip should also work. There's a command line port to UNIX-like systems.

#7 ViperAFK

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Posted 07 July 2009 - 17:12

for ubuntu I've always done
sudo apt-get install unrar


#8 OP jbrooksuk

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Posted 30 July 2009 - 11:26

Still all useful though :)

#9 ZekeComa

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Posted 04 December 2010 - 18:57

For Gentoo I've always done
sudo emerge unrar


#10 Growled

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Posted 05 December 2010 - 05:07

for ubuntu I've always done

sudo apt-get install unrar

Yeah, that works well too.

#11 tablet_user

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Posted 05 December 2010 - 05:10

i just did emerge rar and then i can just unrar or rar e file.rar



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