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[FIXED] RAR files appear Empty

Postby th3pr0ph3t on Mon Jun 23, 2014 5:42 pm

When I open a .rar file it appears empty, but in XUbuntu the same file is opened correctly.

I am using Linux Mint 17 Cinnamon
Last edited by th3pr0ph3t on Wed Jun 25, 2014 9:50 am, edited 1 time in total.
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Re: RAR files appear Empty

Postby karlchen on Mon Jun 23, 2014 6:32 pm

Hello, th3pr0ph3t.

On Linux Mint 17 Cinnamon launch Synaptic Package Manager and make sure that the following software packages are installed. If one is missing add it:
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$ dpkg --list p7zip*
ii  p7zip                         9.20.1~dfsg.1-4     i386                7z file archiver with high compression ratio
ii  p7zip-full                    9.20.1~dfsg.1-4     i386                7z and 7za file archivers with high compression ratio
ii  p7zip-rar                     9.20.1~ds.1-3       i386                non-free rar module for p7zip
Note: if you are using the 64-bit edition of Mint 17 the column which reads "i386" will read "amd64" instead.

Once all 3 packages (including any suggested dependencies) have been installed, the archive manager (file-roller) should be able to open the RAR file in question. - The problem is that neither Ubuntu, nor Linux Mint install p7zip-full and p7zip-rar by default. Both have to be added by the user.

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Re: RAR files appear Empty

Postby th3pr0ph3t on Wed Jun 25, 2014 9:50 am

Thanks, karichen

The problem is fixed.

I wouldn't have guessed p7zip-rar was the package I needed. All along I thought it was unrar :/
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Re: RAR files appear Empty

Postby Monsta on Wed Jun 25, 2014 9:54 am

th3pr0ph3t wrote:I wouldn't have guessed p7zip-rar was the package I needed. All along I thought it was unrar :/

It's needed here because it's a workaround for this bug in file-roller.
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Re: [FIXED] RAR files appear Empty

Postby PatH57 on Sat Jul 05, 2014 1:39 pm

Thanks,

wasn't aware of this one :D
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Re: [FIXED] RAR files appear Empty

Postby Monsta on Wed Jul 09, 2014 8:37 am

Fix released in file-roller 3.6.3.2.
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