Me again: File Roller and RAR/7Z/etc. archives.
tanarrifujitsu at optusnet.com.au
Sat Jan 7 06:46:00 UTC 2006
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Corey Burger wrote:
> On 1/6/06, William Grant <tanarrifujitsu at optusnet.com.au> wrote:
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>>Michael Richter wrote:
>>>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
>>>> 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
>>>> 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.
> For your pleasure:
> Enjoying the many wonders of the wiki,
> Corey Burger
> Ubuntu Documentation Team
Well, I wouldn't have guessed that such a page would exist. Thanks Corey!
However, the question remains: Why doesn't Ubuntu's File Roller (2.12)
support 7ZIP, when File Roller has supported it since 2.9 (November 2004)?
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