Me again: File Roller and RAR/7Z/etc. archives.

Michael Richter ttmrichter at gmail.com
Sat Jan 7 00:52:51 UTC 2006


Thanks, William.

I had similar problems with 7-zip archives, though.  And I'd like to know
where to go to adjust the compression options anyway -- using -9 instead of
-1 (or whatever) for bzip2, for example.

On 07/01/06, William Grant <tanarrifujitsu at optusnet.com.au> wrote:
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> Michael Richter wrote:
> > Can anybody assist with this or point to documentation?
> >
> > On 06/01/06, *Michael Richter* <ttmrichter at gmail.com
> > <mailto:ttmrichter at gmail.com>> wrote:
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> >     I'm trying to open some RAR and 7Z archives I have lying around.
> >     File Roller, according to its web page, supports these.  Yet when I
> >     try to open one, I get "unsupported archive type".
> >
> >     Just to be sure, I downloaded p7zip from Synaptic.  It works fine
> >     with them, but File Roller still says unsupported archive type.  How
> >     do I make File Roller support what it claims to support?
>
> RAR is unsupported in File Roller because of patent issues, I believe.
> The version of File Roller included in Ubuntu has RAR support removed
> because of possible legal issues with the RAR format. Your best bet for
> getting RAR support in File Roller is to compile the source from the
> website, unfortunately, I believe.
>
> William.
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