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"unrar" don't work on fedora 22

asked 2015-06-03 16:27:19 -0500

CADurruti gravatar image

To install "unrar" on Fedora 22 and try to decompress, you can not unpack the rar files

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Could you provide an example? Download: $ unrar e example.rar

UNRAR 5.20 freeware Copyright (c) 1993-2014 Alexander Roshal

Extracting from example.rar

Extracting BackPhoto.hx OK [...] All OK

bit4man gravatar imagebit4man ( 2015-06-03 19:48:33 -0500 )edit

Tks so much!!! The RPM Fusion repos (free & non-free) and unrar package have installed, but to decompress in GNOME it is not possible, only for terminal

CADurruti gravatar imageCADurruti ( 2015-06-04 13:05:30 -0500 )edit

Hey, don't forget to accept the correct answer. Posting back your own answer as a thank-you isn't the right way to go about it!

bitwiseoperator gravatar imagebitwiseoperator ( 2015-06-04 16:24:15 -0500 )edit

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answered 2015-06-03 19:48:47 -0500

cgonz31 gravatar image

updated 2015-06-03 19:49:21 -0500

You need to enable the RPM Fusion Nonfree repo. See link below:

The command to add the RPM Fusion repos (free and nonfree) is sudo dnf install --nogpgcheck$(rpm -E %fedora).noarch.rpm$(rpm -E %fedora).noarch.rpm

Then install the unrar package with sudo dnf install unrar.

You should be able to extract .rar files with the default GNOME Archive Manager.

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answered 2015-06-04 07:16:28 -0500

sergiomb gravatar image

updated 2015-06-07 12:20:44 -0500

you got unar (without an r) in fedora repos, it is poorly support but is an alternative to unpack simple rar files .

dnf repoquery unar  --qf "%{repoid} %{name}-%{version}-%{release}"
fedora unar-1.8.1-5.fc21

7zip have unrar support, but license is not free (as freedom) , so packagers of Fedora have to remove unrar support of 7zip package.

You got unrar rpmfusion-nonfree

dnf repoquery unrar  --qf "%{repoid} %{name}-%{version}-%{release}"
rpmfusion-nonfree unrar-5.2.3-1.fc21
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unar package work for me on fedora 24. Thank you!

HoangNguyen gravatar imageHoangNguyen ( 2016-06-28 10:13:36 -0500 )edit

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