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Hi folks, I download following files; John.Wiley.and.Sons.Linux.Troubleshooting.Bible.eB ook-LiB.part1.rar John.Wiley.and.Sons.Linux.Troubleshooting.Bible.eB ook-LiB.part2.rar on; http://ebook.manboo.info/archives/li...ing-bible.html I don't have "WinRAR archive manager" here. Which Linux tool can I run to decompress/read the files. TIA ...
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    Which Linux tool shall I run to decompress/read .rar files


    Hi folks,

    I download following files;
    John.Wiley.and.Sons.Linux.Troubleshooting.Bible.eB ook-LiB.part1.rar
    John.Wiley.and.Sons.Linux.Troubleshooting.Bible.eB ook-LiB.part2.rar

    on;
    http://ebook.manboo.info/archives/li...ing-bible.html

    I don't have "WinRAR archive manager" here. Which Linux tool can I run to decompress/read the files. TIA

    Is there Open Source ebook/doc equivalent to "Red Hat Fedora and Enterprise Linux 4 Bible' by Christopher Negus". Tks


    B.R.
    satimis

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    You want the package unrar. Check your package manager for that.
    Looking for a distro? Look here.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bryansmith
    You want the package unrar. Check your package manager for that.
    Hi bryansmith

    CentOS 4.4

    # yum search unrar
    Code:
    Searching Packages: 
    Setting up repositories
    kbs-CentOS-Extras         100% |=========================|  951 B    00:00     
    update                    100% |=========================|  951 B    00:00     
    base                      100% |=========================| 1.1 kB    00:00     
    addons                    100% |=========================|  951 B    00:00     
    extras                    100% |=========================| 1.1 kB    00:00     
    Reading repository metadata in from local files
    No Matches found
    Not available on repository.


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    I do not know of may CentOS repositories (in other words, I don't know of many RHEL repos) so I can't help that way. Try google to see if you can come up with an rpm.

    By the way, is that site legal?
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    Hi bryansmith,

    I will read the files on FC6

    By the way, is that site legal?
    I have no idea. Just found it on Internet on googling.


    satimis

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    unrar is a proprietary format so it wouldn't likely be in any Redhat based distro's repositories. I came across this HOW-TO on a Google search.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Thrillhouse
    unrar is a proprietary format so it wouldn't likely be in any Redhat based distro's repositories. I came across this HOW-TO on a Google search.
    Hi Thrillhouse,

    CentOS 4.4 amd64 (x86_64)

    Tks for your URL.

    Tests performed according to the posting.
    $ wget http://dag.wieers.com/packages/unrar....rf.x86_64.rpm

    package download.


    I have no idea why it suggests to run (package already download) ;
    $ rpm -Uvh http://dag.wieers.com/packages/unrar....rf.x86_64.rpm
    Code:
    Retrieving http://dag.wieers.com/packages/unrar/unrar-3.6.8-1.el5.rf.x86_64.rpm
    error: skipping http://dag.wieers.com/packages/unrar/unrar-3.6.8-1.el5.rf.x86_64.rpm - transfer failed - Unknown or unexpected error
    $ rpm -Uvh unrar-3.6.8-1.el5.rf.x86_64.rpm
    Code:
    error: Failed dependencies:
            libc.so.6(GLIBC_2.4)(64bit) is needed by unrar-3.6.8-1.el5.rf.x86_64
            rtld(GNU_HASH) is needed by unrar-3.6.8-1.el5.rf.x86_64
    Still failed.


    I looked at;
    http://dag.wieers.com/rpm/FAQ.php#B

    unable to figure out where to find "dag.repo" for download so that I can install it on my OS


    satimis

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    satimis, you're right. those commands are a little redundant. Didn't look too closely at them the first time.

    You should be able to find glibc in your package manager. That's a fairly common package. The other one I'm not too sure about. I queried my system a few times to try and find anything along the lines of rtld, gnu_hash or gnu-hash but couldn't find anything like that. The only thing that came close was gdbm but I doubt that's what's required here.

    Did you try any of those commands on the link you posted? Maybe the RHEL 4 one would be compatible with your CentOS install. If not, you could always remove the repo.
    Code:
    $rpm -Uhv http://apt.sw.be/packages/rpmforge-release/rpmforge-release-0.3.6-1.el4.rf.x86_64.rpm

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    Hi folks,

    FC6


    # yum search unrar
    Code:
    ....
    qcomicbook.x86_64                        0.3.4-1.fc6            installed       
    Matched from:
    QComicBook is a viewer for comic book archives: rar, cbr,
    zip, cbz, ace, cba,tar.gz, cbg, tar.bz2, cbb. QComicBook
    aims at convenience and simplicity. Features include:
    automatic decompression, full-screen mode, two pages mode,
    japanese mode, thumbnails view, page scaling and rotating,
    page preloading and caching, mouse or keyboard navigation,
    bookmarks etc.
    
    QComicBook requires zip/unzip, rar/unrar, tar with
    gzip+bzip2 support and unace to handle archives.
    No x86_64 version available.

    Installed "qcomicbook.x86_64" but can't read the .rar files.


    satimis

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    Hi folks,

    FC6


    I solved my problem as follows;

    Download
    unrar-3.7.4-1.lvn6.x86_64.rpm
    on;
    http://rpm.livna.org/fedora/6/x86_64...w/U.group.html

    As root rpm installed it without complaint. Both qcomibook and unrar are running;

    $ which unrar
    /usr/bin/unrar

    $ which qcomicbook
    /usr/bin/qcomicbook


    # yum install gnochm

    $ unrar /path/to/
    John.Wiley.and.Sons.Linux.Troubleshooting.Bible.eB ook-LiB.part1.rar
    John.Wiley.and.Sons.Linux.Troubleshooting.Bible.eB ook-LiB.part2.rar
    (both files must be present)

    $ ls
    Code:
    ...
    John.Wiley.and.Sons.Linux.Troubleshooting.Bible.eBook-LiB.chm
    ...
    # gnochm John.Wiley.and.Sons.Linux.Troubleshooting.Bible.eB ook-LiB.chm

    to read the file.


    I'm still searching how to integrade unrar to qcomicbook.


    B.R.
    satimis

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