bug#47590: 28.0.50; dired-x.el: recommend 'bsdtar -xf' instead of proprietary 'unrar' program

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bug#47590: 28.0.50; dired-x.el: recommend 'bsdtar -xf' instead of proprietary 'unrar' program

Jean Louis

In dired-x.el the proprietary program 'unrar' is recommended. Instead
'bsdtar -xf' shall be recommended:

Line 916:   '("\\.rar\\'" "unrar x")
   


In GNU Emacs 28.0.50 (build 3, x86_64-pc-linux-gnu, X toolkit, cairo version 1.17.4, Xaw3d scroll bars)
 of 2021-04-01 built on protected.rcdrun.com
Repository revision: 168d2628b233337a1fbf90d05dbcc3fa39f771e7
Repository branch: master
Windowing system distributor 'The X.Org Foundation', version 11.0.12010000
Configured using:
 'configure --with-x-toolkit=lucid'

Configured features:
ACL CAIRO DBUS FREETYPE GIF GLIB GMP GNUTLS GPM GSETTINGS HARFBUZZ JPEG
JSON LCMS2 LIBOTF LIBSYSTEMD LIBXML2 M17N_FLT MODULES NOTIFY INOTIFY
PDUMPER PNG RSVG SOUND THREADS TIFF TOOLKIT_SCROLL_BARS X11 XAW3D XDBE
XIM XPM LUCID ZLIB

Important settings:
  value of $LC_ALL: en_US.UTF-8
  value of $LANG: de_DE.UTF-8
  value of $XMODIFIERS: @im=exwm-xim
  locale-coding-system: utf-8-unix

Major mode: ELisp/l

Minor modes in effect:
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  shell-dirtrack-mode: t
  tooltip-mode: t
  global-eldoc-mode: t
  eldoc-mode: t
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  mouse-wheel-mode: t
  tool-bar-mode: t
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  global-font-lock-mode: t
  font-lock-mode: t
  blink-cursor-mode: t
  auto-composition-mode: t
  auto-encryption-mode: t
  auto-compression-mode: t
  line-number-mode: t
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Load-path shadows:
None found.

Features:
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derived epg epg-config gnus-util rmail rmail-loaddefs auth-source cl-seq
eieio eieio-core cl-macs eieio-loaddefs password-cache json map
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byte-compile cconv mm-decode mm-bodies mm-encode mail-parse rfc2231
mailabbrev gmm-utils mailheader sendmail rfc2047 rfc2045 ietf-drums
mm-util mail-prsvr mail-utils misearch multi-isearch vc-git diff-mode
easy-mmode vc-dispatcher bug-reference cl-print help-fns radix-tree
help-mode shell pcomplete comint ansi-color ring dired-x thingatpt
find-func dired-aux cl-loaddefs cl-lib dired dired-loaddefs iso-transl
tooltip eldoc electric uniquify ediff-hook vc-hooks lisp-float-type
mwheel term/x-win x-win term/common-win x-dnd tool-bar dnd fontset image
regexp-opt fringe tabulated-list replace newcomment text-mode elisp-mode
lisp-mode prog-mode register page tab-bar menu-bar rfn-eshadow isearch
easymenu timer select scroll-bar mouse jit-lock font-lock syntax
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window text-properties overlay sha1 md5 base64 format env code-pages
mule custom widget hashtable-print-readable backquote threads dbusbind
inotify lcms2 dynamic-setting system-font-setting font-render-setting
cairo x-toolkit x multi-tty make-network-process emacs)

Memory information:
((conses 16 75118 13755)
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bug#47590: 28.0.50; dired-x.el: recommend 'bsdtar -xf' instead of proprietary 'unrar' program

Eli Zaretskii
> From: Jean Louis <[hidden email]>
> Date: Sun, 04 Apr 2021 11:54:09 +0300
>
>
> In dired-x.el the proprietary program 'unrar' is recommended. Instead
> 'bsdtar -xf' shall be recommended:
>
> Line 916:   '("\\.rar\\'" "unrar x")

I use bsdtar as well, but unrar is much more widespread.  And it isn't
true that it's proprietary: there's a free software version of unrar,
you can find it on Ubuntu systems, for example.  AFAIK, we don't use
any features that the free version doesn't have.



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bug#47590: 28.0.50; dired-x.el: recommend 'bsdtar -xf' instead of proprietary 'unrar' program

Jean Louis
* Lars Ingebrigtsen <[hidden email]> [2021-04-04 23:04]:

> Eli Zaretskii <[hidden email]> writes:
>
> > I use bsdtar as well, but unrar is much more widespread.  And it isn't
> > true that it's proprietary: there's a free software version of unrar,
> > you can find it on Ubuntu systems, for example.  AFAIK, we don't use
> > any features that the free version doesn't have.
>
> Yup -- "apt install unrar-free" will install a /usr/bin/unrar that
> points to the free unrar.
>
> So I agree that there's nothing to fix here, and I'm closing this bug
> report.

Yes, thank you.

I found it now, just that I could not find it in Parabola GNU/Linux-libre.


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bug#47590: 28.0.50; dired-x.el: recommend 'bsdtar -xf' instead of proprietary 'unrar' program

Lars Ingebrigtsen
In reply to this post by Eli Zaretskii
Glenn Morris <[hidden email]> writes:

>> So I agree that there's nothing to fix here, and I'm closing this bug
>> report.
>
> Fair enough, but it's confusing that you then
>
> 1) tag it "fixed" (rather than notabug,wontfix)
> 2) mark it "fixed in Emacs 28.1"
>
> when nothing has changed in Emacs.
> I think I've noticed this a few other times as well.

I must have hit the wrong button in debbugs-gnu (or there's a bug there)
-- I meant to just close it without tagging anything.

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