Me again: File Roller and RAR/7Z/etc. archives.
tanarrifujitsu at optusnet.com.au
Sat Jan 7 01:23:05 UTC 2006
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Michael Richter wrote:
> 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
> <mailto:tanarrifujitsu at optusnet.com.au>> wrote:
> 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>
>> <mailto: ttmrichter at gmail.com <mailto:ttmrichter at gmail.com>>> wrote:
>> 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.
It would appear that a similar thing has happened with 7ZIP, although I
am unaware of any legal issues on that front. I don't really know much
about File Roller (I rarely use GUI tools for such tasks), however on
examination it appears to not have options for changing compression
options. This might be a good spot for improvement of File Roller. I may
look into it.
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