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Peter Billam <contact.h...
>Hi :-) The SoundFonts in
>might be interesting, but when I download them and try to unpack
>on debian squeeze using unrar 0.0.1, it can see the filenames
>but I get a long list of "Failed" messages and no files appear.
>"aptitude show unrar-free" tells me:
> Unrar can extract files from .rar archives. Can't handle some archives
> in the RAR 3.0 format, only the non-free "unrar" package can do that.
>But "aptitude install unrar-nonfree" can't find any such package
>though I've added lots of non-free sites to my /etc/apt/sources.list
There must be some way to break your logjam. I grabbed one of the
files on that site (the "Choir and SFX" one) and had no trouble unpacking
it either under Haiku (unrar 3.7.8 apparently) or Ubuntu 12.0.4 (unrar 4.0.3).
I had to downlad unrar from the [ugh] "Software Center" but it's labelled
as the "non-free" version -- even though it downloads free... (Haven't
actually *tried* the soundfonts yet, but they look OK.)
I know that Debian and Ubuntu are cousins, but I've no idea how 'squeeze'
relates to Ubuntu 12.0.4. unrar "0.0.1" is an awfully early version, though.
A newer version must be available somehow.
>If anybody were by chance to download these soundfonts and unrar
>them (on whatever) and repackge them as proper .tar.gz or bzip
>files then do let me know ... :-)
Dunno if I want to put GB of files on my website (don't really have the
space) but if you *really can't find an appropriate unrar, I might put
a few there.
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