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atool - suggests non-free packages unace unrar rar
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Package atool recommends unrar and unace installation, asks for nonfree rar executable

Parabola patch removes "Suggests: unace, unrar, rar"

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mladen created this task.May 18 2017, 01:06
mladen updated the task description. (Show Details)May 18 2017, 01:32

unace is free software (we closed that bug right?). Can you show screenshot for the asking part?

mladen added a comment.May 20 2017, 06:03
mladen@pureos:~/Downloads$ atool -l ojsa.rar 
Can't exec "rar": No such file or directory at /usr/bin/atool line 1869.
rar: cannot execute - No such file or directory
atool: rar ...: non-zero return-code
mladen@pureos:~/Downloads$ atool -x ojsa.rar
Can't exec "rar": No such file or directory at /usr/bin/atool line 1869.
rar: cannot execute - No such file or directory
atool: rar ...: non-zero return-code
mladen@pureos:~/Downloads$ man atool | grep rar
       multiple  files  in their root directories. The aunpack program overcomes this problem by first extracting files to a unique (temporary) directory, and
       arepack repacks archives to a different format. It does this by first extracting all files of the old archive into a temporary directory, then  packing
       rar (.rar)
       use_rar_for_unpack (default: 0)
              Enable  this if you want to always use rar instead of unrar when possible. This makes atool use the rar command (path_rar) even when listing and
              atool extracts to a temporary directory created in the current directory so that no files are overwritten. This  variable  controlls  what  name
              that temporary directory should have.
              When using pbzip2, and creating archives, a temporary file need to be created. This option controls the name of that file.  See tmpdir_name  for
       path_rar (default: rar)
       path_unrar (default: unrar)
       To list contents of the rar archive `stuff.rar':
            als stuff.rar

If you think it's not needed to patch this, I agree. If FSF has something to note, we should just point them to: https://directory.fsf.org/wiki/Atool

By the way, Parabola patches this, Trisquel not.

zlatan.todoric closed this task as Resolved.May 20 2017, 14:49

Fixed and uploaded to landing.

mak lowered the priority of this task from 95 to Freedom Issue.Aug 18 2017, 22:09
jonas.smedegaard renamed this task from [FREEDOM ISSUE] atool to [FREEDOM ISSUE] atool - suggests non-free packages unace unrar rar.Oct 21 2017, 06:05
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jonas.smedegaard renamed this task from [FREEDOM ISSUE] atool - suggests non-free packages unace unrar rar to atool - suggests non-free packages unace unrar rar.Oct 24 2017, 07:46
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