Re: what is special about unrar-free when we have unar ?
- Date: Thu, 23 Aug 2018 00:44:15 -0500
- From: David Wright <deblis@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Subject: 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?