Odroid XU3 Lite – unrar non-free missing

In case you own Odroid XU3 Lite with Ubuntu you might not have unrar in the system. Somehow apt-get won’t see such package.

There is unrar-free, but this is too immature and has non standard CLI API.

Here’s what you have to do – build it for yourself! :-)

wget http://www.rarlab.com/rar/unrarsrc-5.2.5.tar.gz
tar xfvz unrarsrc-5.2.5.tar.gz
cd unrar/
sudo cp unrar /usr/bin/unrar-nonfree
sudo rm /etc/alternatives/unrar #might fail, don't worry
sudo ln -s /usr/bin/unrar-nonfree /etc/alternatives/unrar

From now on, you have system wide unrar cmd available to use. And SABnzbdPlus won’t complain :-)

  • Timothy T

    Thanks, this worked for me!

  • http://aspectized.com/ Tomasz Nazar

    you’re welcome