Dominik George dijo [Mon, Sep 23, 2013 at 04:30:59PM +0200]: > Hi, maintainers of unar and unrar-free, Hi (as a maintainer for neither of them but a frustrated user), > as you might have seen on the BTS, I have today filed a bug report on > unrar-free and revisited an old bug, both of which make unrar-free > largely unusable . I found that unrar-free seems to be umaintained > and has not had any commits by upstream for the last 6+ years, and > important bugs are open and ignored. > (...) > My proposal is to remove unrar-free from Debian, for the reasons > mentioned above, and add a patch to src:unar that include a wrapper > script that provides a command-line wrapper compatible to both > unrar-free and unrar-nonfree, so unar can become a drop-in replacement > for both. Yes, I completely ack your proposal. unrar-free is useless for practical matters nowadays, and it just creates frustration for our users. It is *extremely* uncommon to receive a rar archive that's openable with it. > I would like to create th ewrapper script and resulting patch, but > first, I would like to hear your thoughts about my research and > proposal. I expect the wrapper to be quite easy to make (of course, for the most common options, I don't know how far in the UI emulation you plan to dig), and would really welcome you doing this.
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