Me again: File Roller and RAR/7Z/etc. archives.
corey.burger at gmail.com
Sat Jan 7 05:31:07 UTC 2006
On 1/6/06, William Grant <tanarrifujitsu at optusnet.com.au> wrote:
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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.
> > William.
> 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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