Problems with ARK

Howard Coles Jr. dhcolesj at
Mon Apr 3 00:57:07 UTC 2006

On Friday 31 March 2006 23:05, Dave wrote:
> Every time I try to unrar a file I get this error message, "The Utility
> unrar is not in your path" (see attached screen shot). I went through all
> the ARK settings and didn't find any that looked like they controlled the
> utilities used or the paths to them. I verified that "unrar-free" is
> installed but ARK still complains about the missing path. I suspect it is a
> real simple fix and may have to do with the fact that "unrar-free" is named
> differently then "unrar." I would appreciate a point in the right direction
> from anyone.

Oh, there's another thing you could do.
As root see if you already have a "unrar" executable that may not be in your 
path, by entering the following at a command line:
which unrar

If you have one it will give you the path, and if may not be in your path as a 
regular user.  If that's true you can softlink it to a directory in your 
ln -s /path/sbin/unrar /usr/bin/unrar
for example.
Or, you can add the directory to your path, if it is one that should be there.  
I would not recommend adding root level paths to your regular path, as you'll 
probably just run into "permission denied" trying to run them.


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Howard Coles Jr.
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