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    Question Ark unable to open .rar?

    Hello,

    I tried asking this on IRC channel, but I got no reply so trying my luck here.
    I'm using fully updated Tumbleweed with added KDE frameworks, KDE applications and KDE extras repos.
    I have both rar and unrar packages installed on my system. When I try to open a rar archive, I get:

    Code:
    Ark was not able to open archive.rar. No suitable plugin found.
    Ark does not seem to support this file type.
    If I launch ark from terminal and try to open rar archive I get this terminal output:

    Code:
    ark.kerfuffle: Could not find a plugin to handle "/some/random/filename.rar"
    I had no issues with opening rar until recently, so I'm suspecting a regression in one of the recent updates.
    Could anyone please verify?

    Thank you

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    Default Re: Ark unable to open .rar?

    where did you get the rar and unrar packages as you didn't mention packman
    post the output of
    Code:
    zypper info rar unrar

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    Default Re: Ark unable to open .rar?

    I do have packman. Here's the output you requested:

    Code:
    Information for package rar:
    ----------------------------
    Repository     : Packman Repository                       
    Name           : rar                                      
    Version        : 5.4.0-1.1                                
    Arch           : x86_64                                   
    Vendor         : http://packman.links2linux.de            
    Installed Size : 1,6 MiB                                  
    Installed      : Yes                                      
    Status         : up-to-date                               
    Summary        : Compression and decompression program rar
    Description    :                                          
        Compression and decompression program.
    
    
    Information for package unrar:
    ------------------------------
    Repository     : openSUSE-Tumbleweed-Non-Oss                      
    Name           : unrar                                            
    Version        : 5.4.5-1.3                                        
    Arch           : x86_64                                           
    Vendor         : openSUSE                                         
    Installed Size : 342,2 KiB                                        
    Installed      : Yes                                              
    Status         : up-to-date                                       
    Summary        : A program to extract, test, and view RAR archives
    Description    :                                                  
        The unRAR utility is a freeware program distributed with source code
        and developed for extracting, testing, and viewing the contents of
        archives created with the RAR archiver.

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    Default Re: Ark unable to open .rar?

    that looks right
    I'm on leap with plasma 5.7.5 ark 15.12.3, and Frameworks 5.26.0
    all is fine
    I'd suggest you start ark from a console try to open a rar file and see what the console prints out
    it could be a tw issue

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    Default Re: Ark unable to open .rar?

    I've already stated what happens if I start ark from console in the OP.

    I suspect the cause is the update to shared-mime-info package.
    This might be relevant: https://forum.manjaro.org/t/ark-16-0...ract-them/9622

    "Have you updated to shared-mime-info 1.7-1? If so, that might be causing the problem. It looks like they changed the mimetype naming for rar (from "application/x-rar" to "application/vnd.rar") and that apparently breaks some applications that open rar files."





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    Default Re: Ark unable to open .rar?

    Quote Originally Posted by pmargeti34 View Post
    I've already stated what happens if I start ark from console in the OP.

    I suspect the cause is the update to shared-mime-info package.
    This might be relevant: https://forum.manjaro.org/t/ark-16-0...ract-them/9622

    "Have you updated to shared-mime-info 1.7-1? If so, that might be causing the problem. It looks like they changed the mimetype naming for rar (from "application/x-rar" to "application/vnd.rar") and that apparently breaks some applications that open rar files."




    I don't think so I opened a cbr file from a console, ark printed out an warning that I wasn't opening a application/x-rar (it's a renamed rar) but still opened it, from your error
    Code:
    ark.kerfuffle: Could not find a plugin to handle
    it looks like the rar plugin has issues with calling or finding the rar/unrar executable
    I'd try a test, rar an image file and rename it to somefile.cbr does okular open it?
    why to be sure that it's an ark not a (un)rar issue.

    ps I think this is a bugzilla moment
    https://bugzilla.opensuse.org/

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    Default Re: Ark unable to open .rar?

    Quote Originally Posted by I_A View Post
    I don't think so I opened a cbr file from a console, ark printed out an warning that I wasn't opening a application/x-rar (it's a renamed rar) but still opened it, from your error
    Code:
    ark.kerfuffle: Could not find a plugin to handle
    it looks like the rar plugin has issues with calling or finding the rar/unrar executable
    I'd try a test, rar an image file and rename it to somefile.cbr does okular open it?
    why to be sure that it's an ark not a (un)rar issue.

    ps I think this is a bugzilla moment
    https://bugzilla.opensuse.org/
    I'm happy to report that today's update fixed it. Updated packages were:

    • libkerfuffle16 16.08.1
    • ark 16.08.1

    Thank you

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    Default Re: Ark unable to open .rar?

    Quote Originally Posted by pmargeti34 View Post
    I suspect the cause is the update to shared-mime-info package.
    Exactly:
    https://bugs.kde.org/show_bug.cgi?id=368786
    shared-mime-info has been updated to 1.7 in Tumbleweed 3 days ago.

    We added the fix to our ark package, but it is not in Tumbleweed yet (has to go through staging and review first).

    You can get the fixed version from KDE:Applications already.

    Though normally you should not have a need to use KDE:Applications and KDE:Frameworks5 on Tumbleweed, you will get exactly the same from the standard repos, just some days later (because of staging, review and testing)...

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    Default Re: Ark unable to open .rar?

    I am resurrecting this thread because I now have the same problem with Leap 15.

    After I upgraded from Leap 42.3 to Leap 15 the tool unrar was no longer available with the distribution.

    I have the rar package installed from the Packman repository.

    Ark no longer recognizes an RAR archive.

    If I install the Leap 15 available tool unrar_wrapper, then Ark is able to recognize it as an RAR archive, but it reads it as an empty archive.

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    Default Re: Ark unable to open .rar?

    Quote Originally Posted by DJViking View Post
    I am resurrecting this thread because I now have the same problem with Leap 15.

    After I upgraded from Leap 42.3 to Leap 15 the tool unrar was no longer available with the distribution.

    I have the rar package installed from the Packman repository.

    Ark no longer recognizes an RAR archive.

    If I install the Leap 15 available tool unrar_wrapper, then Ark is able to recognize it as an RAR archive, but it reads it as an empty archive.
    You have a similar problem, perhaps, but it is not likely the same problem.

    Forum Rules discourage resurrecting threads. Please start a new thread with your issue that is *not* Tumbleweed, and give error messages.

    This thread is now closed.
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