Package Details: rar 5.5.0-1

Git Clone URL: (read-only)
Package Base: rar
Description: A command-line port of the rar compression utility
Upstream URL:
Keywords: rar unrar
Licenses: custom
Conflicts: rar-beta
Submitter: None
Maintainer: Musikolo
Last Packager: Musikolo
Votes: 683
Popularity: 3.786943
First Submitted: 2008-10-15 21:38
Last Updated: 2017-08-15 02:00

Latest Comments

Musikolo commented on 2017-08-15 02:02

Upgraded to version 5.5.0. Replaced md5sums with sha512sums for enhanced security.


carlzoo commented on 2017-07-20 13:50

@spirtbrat the default aur cache location is in /home/$(whoami)/.cache/pacaur

spirtbrat commented on 2017-07-19 10:17

Remove rarlinux-x64-5.4.0.tar.gz from your source cache to force a new, fresh download.

mcgyver commented on 2017-07-19 08:37

Just faced a problem on the checksum:

==> Making package: rar 5.4.0-2 (Wed 19 Jul 09:37:21 BST 2017)
==> Checking runtime dependencies...
==> Checking buildtime dependencies...
==> Retrieving sources...
-> Found rar.1
-> Found rarlinux-x64-5.4.0.tar.gz
==> Validating source files with md5sums...
rar.1 ... Passed
==> Validating source_x86_64 files with md5sums...
rarlinux-x64-5.4.0.tar.gz ... FAILED
==> ERROR: One or more files did not pass the validity check!

Musikolo commented on 2017-07-16 22:58

Version 5.4.0-2 available:
- Updated checksums due to upstream release changes
- Removed /usr/bin/rar_static file no longer available


WorMzy commented on 2017-07-16 20:05

Package has been disowned, someone who wants to update and maintain it can take ownership now.

vendforce commented on 2017-07-14 20:49

@gloriouseggroll please don't flag an aur package out of date when its not!
just post a message to update PKGBUILD if there's a problem with the build
the latest rar is 5.4.0 on rar labs, there is no update as of yet

You can edit the PKGBUILD file on the fly and install it with a one liner

wget -qO - | tar xz -C /tmp ; cd /tmp/rar* ; sed -i '/rar_static/d' PKGBUILD ; makepkg -g >> PKGBUILD ; makepkg -s ; pacman -U rar-* ;cd $HOME;clear

Simple !!!

watzon commented on 2017-07-11 21:16

Thanks @HisDudeness for the PKGBUILD

HisDudeness commented on 2017-06-30 17:44

The package fails validity check. I copied the md5sum of the source tar.gz downloaded, changing it to the latest version (5.5.b4) and it passes that step. It then complains about this:

install: cannot stat 'rar_static': No such file or directory

and I can't in fact find rar_static, there's only rar in /usr/bin. So I removed the line

install -Dm755 rar_static "${pkgdir}/usr/bin/rar_static"

from the package() section of the PKGBUILD. It now works. This is my modified PKGBUILD

WorMzy commented on 2017-05-30 08:25

All a matching checksum means is that you have probably* downloaded the same file as the maintainer. The point I'm trying to make is that the checksum in the PKGBUILD isn't necessarilly more valid/secure than the ones other people are reporting in the comments. You argue that only the checksum reported by the maintainer is secure, I argue that no checksum is -- checksums should not be used to verify the validity of a file, only it's integrity.

See also:

* apparently it's possible to have two completely different files have a matching md5sum, so this isn't guaranteed.

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