[Fsf-Debian] rar/unrar

Paul Wise pabs at debian.org
Wed Oct 17 23:50:14 UTC 2012

On Thu, Oct 18, 2012 at 4:46 AM, Daniel Martí  wrote:

> As far as I'm concerned the unrar-nonfree package is kept since the free
> software replacement is not fully functional in all cases. For instance, if I
> recall correctly the free one doesn't handle rar files with passwords very
> well.

Are you talking about unar or unrar-free? The latter doesn't even
support current versions of the RAR format, these days it is not
useful. The former supports current versions of the RAR format but the
creators of the RAR format dispute that the unar author has done
proper clean-room reverse engineering and that he may have included or
looked at parts of their release but non-free source code.



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