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Support for RAR files at the filesystem level
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Author:  bigB [ Sun Jan 10, 2010 6:14 am ]
Post subject:  Support for RAR files at the filesystem level

Hi All,

I have finally finished off my how-to on getting an implementation of rar file support at the filesystem level. There are a few caveats, but it does work well. Support is only for rar files that use the "store" method (i.e. uncompressed).

It is written up in the wiki:

Feedback is most welcome.


Author:  graysky [ Sun Jan 10, 2010 6:29 am ]
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Writeup looks nice though you should edit your original post's url which points to the edit feature of the page, rather than the actual page ( I would encourage people to use the rar package in the AUR ( which gives you rar and unrar rather than following your HOWTO to compile/install it. Why? Because your method doesn't use pacman which is the best way to install/remove files on your LinHES box to keep things nice and clean.

1) Download the tarball from the above url
2) Untar is (tar zxvf NAME_OF_TAR.tar.gz
3) Make and install the package
$ makepkg -s
$ sudo pacman -U NAME_OF_PACKAGE...tar.gz)

This doesn't provide shell intergeneration but does allow for unraring and raring of files.

Author:  bigB [ Sun Jan 10, 2010 4:29 pm ]
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Hi Graysky,

I see there are AUR packages for both rarfs, and unpackfs. I'll try redoing my instructions using those, i'll retain the original as a semi distro independent solution.

As a side note, I've been installing all my source based packages in the default location of /usr/local, this allows for easier uninstall when things make it to the repos. Technically i should clean my sources, and move them into /usr/src.


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