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Re: sources.list help

On Tuesday 13 November 2007 22:17, Dave Stevens 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

From package description:
Unrar can extract files from .rar archives. Can't handle archives in the RAR 
3.0 format, only the non-free "unrar" package can do that. . Homepage: 

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