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Why is PeaZip not on Fedora's repositories?

asked 2014-01-05 14:21:34 -0500

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Hello. I use Fedora 20 and was looking for a good file archiver when I came to some very good reviews of PeaZip. However, I went and tried to search for it with yum but could not find it on any of my repos, even though it is open source software and I have RPMFusion in addition to the default ones.

So my question is: Why is PeaZip not included on Fedora's repositories?


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thanks, other program for PostInstallerF, coming soon Peazip for Fedora :) but if you need Peazip why not suggest in bugzilla? or Rpmfusion

davidva gravatar imagedavidva ( 2014-01-05 22:49:39 -0500 )edit

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answered 2014-01-05 19:05:44 -0500

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answered 2014-01-05 15:18:01 -0500

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updated 2014-01-05 15:21:29 -0500

I saw that it is uner GNU LGPL license and so it would be suitable for Fedora but it is not in the repositories probably because no one saw the need to package it ....

If you are interested in using any other file archiver, take a look at one or more of the following -

file-roller, Ark, xarchiver, mate-file-archiver or command line p7zip

For using any of these with RAR files, you will need unrar from rpmfusion.

Hope that helps.

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@nonamedotc Okay. Maybe I'll write to the developers asking for PeaZip to be included in Fedora's repos. Anyway, of the file archivers you listed is there any that you could recommend me? (Note: I use XFCE).

Black_Bucket gravatar imageBlack_Bucket ( 2014-01-05 18:11:13 -0500 )edit

I personally use file-roller. I have used xarchiver in the past - both work quite well. I also use p7zip every now and then,

nonamedotc gravatar imagenonamedotc ( 2014-01-06 08:43:22 -0500 )edit

answered 2014-01-05 16:27:29 -0500

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Because there is no repository available for PeaZip, we have to download the rpm packages from the official site and install them with rpm -i. PeaZip comes in two flavours, one build with GTK, for the GNOME desktop and forks and one created by using the Qt libraries, for KDE

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