[arch-dev-public] Inclusion of RAR

Ray Rashif schiv at archlinux.org
Mon Jan 3 11:55:52 EST 2011

Hi guys

During the recent community package addition sprint I noticed someone
mentioning rar [1], so I looked into any possible reason why it was
never brought into the repositories (not that I personally have any
need for it). I found none. Ubuntu appears to have had it in
multiverse for some time already, and a quick mail to RARLAB resulted
in a reply from Eugene Roshal stating that it's OK to redistribute if
no files are modified.

I have never figured out how the trial thing works for this Linux
command-line version. It looks like a fully usable program to me that
will last for an indefinite period.

Is there any objection to this? The only reason I'd be adding it to
extra is that it has 600 votes. Else, it can go to community.

[1] http://aur.archlinux.org/packages.php?ID=20760

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