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Hi i tried extracting a multi part rar files using unrar-free but it does not work and i get an error saying "failed"

I followed this guide below :

Uninstall unrar-free.

$ sudo apt-get remove unrar-free

Make sure you have a source repository by editing /etc/apt/sources.list.

$ cat /etc/apt/sources.list
# Default repository
deb http://archive.raspbian.org/raspbian wheezy main contrib non-free rpi
# Source repository to add
deb-src http://archive.raspbian.org/raspbian wheezy main contrib non-free rpi

Sync the apt database.

$ sudo apt-get update

Create a working directory and move into it. The unrar-nonfree command will be built in this directory.

$ cd $(mktemp -d)

Install the dependencies required by unrar-nonfree.

$ sudo apt-get build-dep unrar-nonfree

Download the unrar-nonfree sources and build the .deb package.

$ sudo apt-get source -b unrar-nonfree

Install the generated .deb package. Its name varies depending on the version of unrar-nonfree.

$ sudo dpkg -i unrar*.deb

The working directory you have created in step 4 will be removed at next boot; there is no use to delete it.

When i edited my source.list and then do a sudo apt-get update i get this error below:

Hit:1 http://archive.raspberrypi.org/debian buster InRelease
Hit:2 http://raspbian.raspberrypi.org/raspbian buster InRelease
Ign:3 http://archive.raspbian.org/raspbian wheezy InRelease
Err:4 http://archive.raspbian.org/raspbian wheezy Release
  404  Not Found [IP: 93.93.128.191 80]
Reading package lists... Done
E: The repository 'http://archive.raspbian.org/raspbian wheezy Release' does not have a Release file.
N: Updating from such a repository can't be done securely, and is therefore disabled by default.
N: See apt-secure(8) manpage for repository creation and user configuration details.

Is there another tool i can use instead of this or can anybody help me fix this error?

  • Try using p7zip-rar. – Dougie Sep 13 at 20:07
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The information is obviously some years old; wheezy and buster are distro versions, the former being no longer supported. Your source.list should instead read:

deb http://archive.raspbian.org/raspbian buster main contrib non-free rpi
deb-src http://archive.raspbian.org/raspbian buster main contrib non-free rpi

Ie., adding the deb-src and non-free stuff to buster, not wheezy.

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I fixed it by adding Jessie instead of weazy in the source set

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