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Re: Upgrade "rar" Package Version


Can't find you in db.debian.org.  Not possible to do an NMU if you're
not a Debian Uploader

The problem with updating the rar package is not a problem with the
complexity of the package, it's a case of it takes a while for me to
put together the upload for both amd64 and i386 simultaneously, due to
the autobuilders not liking non-free packages.

I will update this soon when I get a chance to get round to it - but
I'm a little strapped for time lately.  Possibly next week sometime.

On Thu, Oct 18, 2012 at 7:26 PM, Ma Xiaojun <damage3025@gmail.com> wrote:
> Upgrade request bug:
> http://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=661065
> RAR is not open source software, they offers binaries for i386 and
> amd64 on Linux.
> http://rarlabs.com/download.htm
> There is no reason shipping 4.0 beta3 rather than latest 4.20.
> If we check change Changelog, it is clear that the package get active
> uploads until 4.0 beta3 is uploaded.
> http://packages.debian.org/changelogs/pool/non-free/r/rar/current/changelog
> The 4.0 beta3 has known Unicode filename bug, which is quite annoying
> for all people using non-ASCII filenames in archives.
> I've also confirmed 4.20 doesn't have Unicode filename bug.
> https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/rar/+bug/587980/comments/3
> "unrar" package, which is based on non-freely open source code from
> RARLAB, is slightly newer and has no Unicode filename bug.
> http://rarlabs.com/rar_add.htm => "UnRAR source"
> However, people doing apt-cache search may not know the tricky
> relationship between these two
> packages and install "rar" package.
> I've made my branch of "rar" package on LP:
> https://code.launchpad.net/~damage3025/ubuntu/quantal/rar/v420
> I'm looking for maintainer's note or chance of NMU.

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