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Expanding .rar and .xz files fixed

January 18, 2020 — BarryK

In Easy Buster, the 2.x series, if click on a .rar file, nothing happens. It is supposed to open in Xarchive and the contents be shown in a window, with the offer to extract any or all files.

The reason for this non-functionality is that /usr/bin/unrar utility does not exist, only /usr/bin/unrar-nonfree. I have created a symlink, so it now works.

A bug that has been in Easy and before that Quirky, is click on a .xz file, a single file, not a tarball, does nothing. It is supposed to bring up a window asking if want to expand the file. The oversight was in /etc/xdg/, which has the wrong content, it should be:

#! /bin/sh
exec pupzip "$1"

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