Packman Kodi 17.5 not playing rar files

Previously with Kodi 17.4 provided by packman I could play rar files without issues. Since the upgrade to 17.5 this appears to no longer be the case. Any workarounds aside from building Kodi myself?

So looking at the spec file for the package kodi is being configured with the flag --disable-non-free which is the flag that causes rar files to be unplayable. Appears I have to build it myself with the --enable-non-free flag

I really don’t think packman have an issue with rar support seeing how they host a rar rpm package
your best bet is to post on the packman mailing list and ask for a change ie to include the non-free parts of kodi
http://lists.links2linux.de/cgi-bin/mailman/listinfo/packman