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    Jesús E.
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Opened by Alon Ivtsan - 19/08/2018
Last edited by Jesús E. - 31/10/2021

FS#1140 - [FAQ]Please note that not all RAR archives are supported by unar

I tried to extract a RAR v5 archive using unar that works fine when using the non-free unrar.

Here is the log (with the file name altered)

$ unar file.part1.rar
file.part1.rar: RAR 5

file.mp4  (-2144860915 B)... Failed! (Attempted to read more data than was available)

Extraction to current directory failed! (1 file failed.)

Please add in the FAQ that newer RAR archives (version 5) may not work when using unar.

Closed by  Jesús E.
31.10.2021 03:32
Reason for closing:  Invalid
Jean Louis commented on 26.08.2018 22:39

I think that relates to maintainer of unar, not quite to Hyperbola GNU/Linux-libre as GNU system distribution.

Maintainers of Hyperbola package software and distribute it.

The software is free software. And majority of software is made by various different people not directly connected to Hyperbola project.

For example the issue that unar does not support certain RAR version shall be directed to unar author.

The command:

pacman -Qi unar

gives some clues where the software comes from:

Name            : unar
Version         : 1.10.1-4
Description     : An Objective-C application for uncompressing
                  archive files
Architecture    : x86_64
URL             :
Licenses        : LGPL2.1
Groups          : None
Provides        : unarchiver  unrar
Depends On      : gnustep-base  openssl  bzip2  icu=59.1  gcc-libs
                  zlib  wavpack
Optional Deps   : None
Required By     : None
Optional For    : None
Conflicts With  : unarchiver  unrar
Replaces        : unarchiver  unrar
Installed Size  : 4.34 MiB
Packager        : André Silva <>
Build Date      : Wed 10 May 2017 03:33:59 AM CEST
Install Date    : Fri 01 Jun 2018 12:01:52 PM CEST
Install Reason  : Explicitly installed
Install Script  : No
Validated By    : Signature

So the right place to go to find how to submit bug for unar would be:

Then you contact the developer and report what you think is appropriate.

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