apt-get problem

RiverWind riverwind at shellworld.net
Thu Sep 15 02:01:23 UTC 2011

Hey There,

Whilst trying to get and install the rar file compression utility,
I encountered a bit of an interesting  obstacle. It seems that this
file is either obsolete and hence no longer supported by Linux, or
something else of that nature has made this application unavailable
via mainstream measures. I have several radio plays, books and
documentaries that have been compressed using rar, so I therefore
don't quite know what to do in order to process these particular
files so they can be played by my media utilities. Here is the
error message that the "apt" command returned.

Quote On:
apt-get install rar
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree
Reading state information... Done
Package rar is not available, but is referred to by another
package. This may mean that the package is missing, has been
obsoleted, or is only available from another source

E: Package 'rar' has no installation candidate
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Since this is my first time encountering this particular problem,
I will be more than open to and thankful for any and all
suggestions concerning the matter.


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