I'm a relatively recent convert to LMDE from Ubuntu, where I was for many years, and I'm very happy with my new surroundings. I've had to hack a few things here and there, and I've had to return to the Ubuntu repos for the odd package which has bug fixes etc. that I need, but on the whole I've experienced far fewer difficulties than I was prepared for.
However, I've come up against a problem that's being a little more awkward, so I thought I'd try these forums and see if anyone here has a solution.
File-roller under a standard LMDE (64bit) installation seems to fail to open a great many files that are handled correctly by my Ubuntu systems. In particular, I have a collection of ISOs about which 7zip (via file-roller) complains "Can not open file as archive". When I look at the `depends` for file-roller from Wheezy, I see p7zip-full is marked as a dependency, but under Ubuntu it's optional, and not, it seems, default. Under Ubuntu file-roller seems to be depending on `isoinfo` to open and extract ISOs. (Note: when I install `p7zip-full` in a Ubuntu Lucid system, file-roller there too uses 7zip in preference to `isoinfo`, and fails accordingly with the same error).
Should `p7zip-full` be capable of opening these files (in which case there's some kind of bug in the package in the Debian and Ubuntu repos)? Is there a way I can make `file-roller` use `isoinfo` in preference? Shouldn't it be doing so anyway, if `p7zip` is failing?
Would appreciate any suggestions, help or advice.