[SOLVED...?]Arc, Engrampa, File-Roller, et al

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[SOLVED...?]Arc, Engrampa, File-Roller, et al

Post by Arch_Enemy » Wed May 23, 2018 5:19 pm

can't open newer archives created with the latest version of Winrar.

Some have suggested replacing unrar with unrar-free. Unrar is based on Winrar from 2005, unrar-free...?
The only application (GUI) that can open these is Arc, but who wants to use Arc?
Xarchiver is hit or miss; most of the time it does not work on the newer archives.

What I have done: got a copy of UNRAR from the Winrar web site; it is available for Linux as a command-line utility. I copied it into my /usr/bin directory. I renamed unrar-free unrar-free.bak, and renamed the new version of unrar as unrar-free. It seems to be doing the job.

Just wondering if anyone, anywhere, is going to upgrade unrar to open the new file format. In researching this is has been about a year since the new archives started coming out, and any time anyone updates their Winrar they are using the new version to create archives.
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Re: Arc, Engrampa, File-Roller, et al

Post by trytip » Wed May 23, 2018 5:48 pm

do you have a link to some new rared file that can be tested?
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Re: Arc, Engrampa, File-Roller, et al

Post by Arch_Enemy » Wed May 23, 2018 5:57 pm

trytip wrote:
Wed May 23, 2018 5:48 pm
do you have a link to some new rared file that can be tested?
Not close at hand. Next time I run across one I will bookmark it.
I have travelled 35629424162.9 miles in my lifetime

One thing I would suggest, create a partition a ~28G partition as /. Partition the rest as /Home.
When the system fails, reinstall and use the exact same username and all your 'stuff' comes back to you.

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Re: Arc, Engrampa, File-Roller, et al

Post by phd21 » Wed May 23, 2018 9:59 pm

Hi Arch_Enemy,

In addition to what you have already done, you can install "PeaZip" for Linux and use with rar and unrar.

Download link to PeaZip GTK2 version
https://osdn.net/dl/peazip/peazip_6.6.0 ... -2_all.deb

PeaZip for Linux x86-64 - Replace WinRar WinZip free
http://www.peazip.org/peazip-linux.html

WinRAR archiver, a powerful tool to process RAR and ZIP files
- link to download the newer Linux version
https://www.rarlab.com/download.htm


Hope this helps ...
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Re: Arc, Engrampa, File-Roller, et al

Post by Arch_Enemy » Wed May 23, 2018 11:32 pm

phd21 wrote:
Wed May 23, 2018 9:59 pm
Hi Arch_Enemy,

In addition to what you have already done, you can install "PeaZip" for Linux and use with rar and unrar.

Download link to PeaZip GTK2 version
https://osdn.net/dl/peazip/peazip_6.6.0 ... -2_all.deb

PeaZip for Linux x86-64 - Replace WinRar WinZip free
http://www.peazip.org/peazip-linux.html

WinRAR archiver, a powerful tool to process RAR and ZIP files
- link to download the newer Linux version
https://www.rarlab.com/download.htm


Hope this helps ...
I have PeaZip, but it's clunky like Ark. It does work, however. And I have the unrar from WinRar. It's a cmd line. But like I said, I subbed it for unrar-free by renaming them and having fewer issues. It doesn't happen very often anyway.
I have travelled 35629424162.9 miles in my lifetime

One thing I would suggest, create a partition a ~28G partition as /. Partition the rest as /Home.
When the system fails, reinstall and use the exact same username and all your 'stuff' comes back to you.

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Re: [SOLVED...?]Arc, Engrampa, File-Roller, et al

Post by Arch_Enemy » Sun May 27, 2018 2:41 pm

Apparently, my substitution of unrar (official) for unrar-free seems to have had some results.

I still occasionally run into some issues, but they aren't very common. They weren't in the first place, but now the instances are down to ~0.
I have travelled 35629424162.9 miles in my lifetime

One thing I would suggest, create a partition a ~28G partition as /. Partition the rest as /Home.
When the system fails, reinstall and use the exact same username and all your 'stuff' comes back to you.

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