File Roller extracting rar archives

ulrich steffens ulrich at
Sun Nov 20 23:33:59 UTC 2005

Am Freitag, den 18.11.2005, 01:19 +0200 schrieb Panos Laganakos:
> Hello,
> I've been trying to extract some .rar archives, but it seems that the
> build included with ubuntu breezy won't let me.
> Is it the fact that .rar is proprietary(?) format?
> Any way to activate .rar archive extraction in file roller or will i
> have to build FR from source?
> Thanks.
> p.s. The archives extract fine under windows, so its not that they're damaged.
you just have to install unrar-nonfree.

take a look at
follow the instructions to enable the extra repositories.
then in synaptic hit reload and search for unrar.
mark it, apply, done. file roller now handles rar-files.

- ulrich
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