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Re: sources.list help

Demand a better archive format, tar.bz2 has much better compression.  Otherwise:

apt-cache search unrar
unrar-free - Unarchiver for .rar files
unrar - Unarchiver for .rar files (non-free version)

Just add contrib non-free to the end of your mirror if you must use
the non-free version of unrar it should look something like this:

deb ftp://ftp.<xx>.debian.org/debian/ etch main contrib non-free

replace <xx> with a mirror near you.

apt-cache search p7zip
p7zip - 7zr file archiver with high compression ratio
p7zip-full - 7z and 7za file archivers with high compression ratio

p7zip-full has issues with corrupting certain rar archives but is free software.

On Nov 13, 2007 4:17 PM, Dave Stevens <geek@uniserve.com> wrote:
> I have a friend with a new debian amd-64 install. He has unrar-free but it
> won't open RAR 3.0 files. It looks like it would be worthwhile to try unrar
> but I am not able to get appropriate access for synaptic.
> I went to:
> http://packages.debian.org/sid/unrar/amd64/download
> and tried adding a line to /etc/apt/sources.list as suggested at that page but
> get error warnings when starting synaptic. The net effect is that searching
> for unrar gives only the already installed unrar-free. I have the .deb
> package for unrar but installing it fails due to a dependency error.
> Can someone point me to a tutorial or explain how to get better information
> about the problem? This is what I got from uname:
> roger@debianroger:~$ uname -a
> Linux debianroger 2.6.18-5-amd64 #1 SMP Tue Oct 2 20:37:02 UTC 2007 x86_64
> GNU/Linux
> Thanks very much.
> Dave
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