[arch-dev-public] Inclusion of RAR

Thomas Bächler thomas at archlinux.org
Mon Jan 3 12:08:44 EST 2011

Am 03.01.2011 17:55, schrieb Ray Rashif:
> 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.

It was removed from the repos and replaced by 'unrar' a few years ago,
as the license of 'rar' did not allow redistribution, while 'unrar' did.
I don't know when this happened, but I do know there was mailing list
discussion and tpowa was involved. That is all I remember.

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