Upgrade "rar" Package Version

Ma Xiaojun damage3025 at gmail.com
Wed Oct 17 19:45:10 UTC 2012

Upgrade request bug:

RAR is not open source software, they offers binaries for i386 and
amd64 on Linux.

There is no reason shipping 4.0 beta3 rather than latest 4.20.
The 4.0 beta3 has known Unicode filename bug, which is quite annoying
for all people using non-ASCII filenames in archives.
I've also confirmed 4.20 doesn't have Unicode filename bug.

"unrar" package, which is based on non-freely open source code from
RARLAB, is slightly newer and has no Unicode filename bug also.
http://rarlabs.com/rar_add.htm => "UnRAR source"
However, people doing apt-cache search or using File Roller's "Search
Command" may not know the tricky relationship between these two
packages and install "rar" package.

I've made my branch or "rar" package:

I'm looking for reviewing and sponsorship.

More information about the Ubuntu-motu mailing list