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Re: what is special about unrar-free when we have unar ?

On Thu 23 Aug 2018 at 07:58:33 (+0530), shirish शिरीष wrote:
> On 21/08/2018, Reco <recoverym4n@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:

> >> Does anybody know why unrar-free is till in Debian repo. when we have
> >> unar which does the same or more (support for rarv5 among others) . I
> >> do get the idea that we should have alternatives for any application
> >> or is there something more that I don't know ?

> The last commit to unrar-free was done in 2004 and that 's about  it .
> You can find the commits in /usr/share/doc/unrar-free/changelog.gz

Well, it's still getting security updates; I see one dated 2017-09-07.

> So the question is, are there any corner cases where unrar-free excels
> unar and if not  can or should it  be removed from the Debian repo. ?

As it happens, there was a question that illustrated differences
in their features just yesterday:


so I guess it depends what people's priorities are. Why would you
want it removed?