[Top][All Lists]

[Date Prev][Date Next][Thread Prev][Thread Next][Date Index][Thread Index]

[bug#28972] [PATCH] gnu: Remove unrar.

From: ng0
Subject: [bug#28972] [PATCH] gnu: Remove unrar.
Date: Tue, 24 Oct 2017 20:36:16 +0000

nee transcribed 1.0K bytes:
> Am 24.10.2017 um 21:07 schrieb ng0:
> > Leo Famulari transcribed 1.4K bytes:
> >> This package is abandoned upstream and contains serious bugs:
> >>
> >>
> >>
> >>
> >>
> > 
> > Oh oh. Do we have another package providing the binar(ies) and function
> > unrar has?
> > 
> Is anything actually using unrar?
> grep -r unrar in guix-git/gnu/ gives me no relevant hits

There is a using and using.
Some applications make use of unrar without us rewriting every occurence
of "unrar" in them (for example 'mc').

> I tried to add it as input for the mcomix package when I packaged
> mcomix, but it was unusable and couldn't open a single file.
> I remember that it behaved weird and unexpected and sometimes asked for
> passwords on stdin when the file wasn't encrypted.
> It is very outdated and the rar standard it supports has been replaced
> around 15 years ago.
> The closest replacement that I know is libarchive, it's not a
> commandline utility like unrar, but it is used in  file-roller which can
> open some rars.

GnuPG: A88C8ADD129828D7EAC02E52E22F9BBFEE348588

Attachment: signature.asc
Description: PGP signature

reply via email to

[Prev in Thread] Current Thread [Next in Thread]