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Re: non-free?

On 25/03/14 at 07:21 +0800, Paul Wise wrote:
> For opening RAR 3.0 archives, you can replace rar with unar these days.

Nice; if it really works with all RAR 3.0 archives, it might be worth
updating the unrar-free package description, which currently says:

Description-en: Unarchiver for .rar files
 Unrar can extract files from .rar archives. Can't handle some archives in
 the RAR 3.0 format, only the non-free "unrar" package can do that.

> In practice almost everyone has non-free in their sources.list due to
> most firmware being non-free. Also most developers will have non-free
> in their sources.list due to various GNU documentation being in
> non-free. Also most users will have non-free in their sources.list due
> to things like Flash. At DebConf we discussed adding additional
> sub-components (non-free/docs non-free/hw non-free/web non-free/games
> etc) for different purposes. People needing specific classes of
> non-free software could then enable just those subclasses that they
> need. I think this would help in addition to your suggestion.


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