How To Install RAR 5.11 On Linux Systems

Hello Linux Geeksters. As you may know, RAR is an archive manager used for compressing and decompressing RAR, ZIP and other types of archives. The latest version available is RAR 5.11, which has been recently released, coming with the below changes, since RAR 5.10:

  • WinRAR 5.10 did not set “hidden”, “read-only” and “system” file attributes when unpacking ZIP archives;
  • WinRAR 5.10 failed to update self-extracting RAR archives containing nested ZIP archives stored without compression;
  • ZIP archive created with “Do not store paths” option included unnecessary empty name records for folders;
  • deleting a file in RAR5 solid archive containing files stored with -ver switch caused such files to lose version information;
  • black rectangles were displayed instead of toolbar buttons in 16- and 24- bit screen color modes and Windows custom text size larger than 100%.

How To Install RAR 5.11 On Linux Systems

In this article I will show you how to install RAR 5.11 on Ubuntu 14.10 Utopic Unicorn, Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty Tahr, Ubuntu 12.04 Precise Pangolin, Linux Mint 17 Qiana, Linux Mint 13 Maya, Elementary OS 0.3 Freya, Elementary OS 0.2 Luna, Pinguy OS 14.04, Peppermint Five, Deepin 2014, LXLE 14.04, Linux Lite 2.0, Debian Jessie, Debian Wheezy, Fedora 21, Fedora 20, OpenSUSE 13.1, OpenSUSE 12.3, Mageia 4, OpenMandriva 2014, Arch Linux and Manjaro systems.

Installing RAR 5.11 on the listed Linux systems is easy. All you have to do is download the rar archive, extract the archive and cd to the extracted folder and compile and install rar.

Follow the instruction for your architecture exactly, in order to get a successful installation.

How to install RAR 5.11 on 32 bit Linux systems:

$ wget rarsoft.com/rar/rarlinux-5.1.1.tar.gz
$ tar -xzvf rarlinux-5.1.1.tar.gz
$ cd rar
$ make
$ sudo make install

How to install RAR 5.11 on 64 bit Linux systems:

$ wget rarlab.com/rar/rarlinux-x64-5.1.1.tar.gz
$ tar -xzvf rarlinux-x64-5.1.1.tar.gz
$ cd rar
$ make
$ sudo make install

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2 comments on “How To Install RAR 5.11 On Linux Systems
  1. unoche says:

    with “make” command result:
    mkdir -p /usr/local/bin
    mkdir -p /usr/local/lib
    cp rar unrar /usr/local/bin
    cp: cannot create regular file ‘/usr/local/bin/rar’: Permission denied
    cp: cannot create regular file ‘/usr/local/bin/unrar’: Permission denied
    make: *** [install] Error 1

    with “sudo make” command result:
    mkdir -p /usr/local/bin
    mkdir -p /usr/local/lib
    cp rar unrar /usr/local/bin
    cp rarfiles.lst /etc
    cp default.sfx /usr/local/lib

  2. ever says:

    Thanks. works very well

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