apt-get problem

RiverWind riverwind at shellworld.net
Thu Sep 15 04:46:34 UTC 2011

Heythanks so much; I appreciate the tip. I shall certainly have a go at 

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On Wed, 14 Sep 2011, blinux-mail at AegisInfoSys.com wrote:

> On Wed, Sep 14, 2011 at 22:01:23PM -0400, RiverWind wrote:
>> 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
>> Quote Off:
> i see a note in an old "rar" package readme file that states that rar
> compression may be proprietary, so in my old system i don't have "rar",
> but i do have "unrar".  so, try it again with "unrar" instead of "rar".
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