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#1 2017-11-09 23:40:02

Keltere
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Webmin won't recognize rar file

Hi, i can't get webmin to recognize rar file. I've heard the mime of rar file has changed on the "shared-mime-info" package from "application/x-rar" to "application/vnd.rar"
I tried to contact the creator of webmin but i could't get to resolve it.
Capture.png

Thanks for the help.

Last edited by Keltere (2017-11-27 15:21:42)

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#2 2017-11-09 23:58:40

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Re: Webmin won't recognize rar file


"UNIX is simple and coherent..." - Dennis Ritchie, "GNU's Not UNIX" -  Richard Stallman

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#3 2017-11-10 22:24:18

Keltere
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Re: Webmin won't recognize rar file

Thanks but i've already tried to add a custom xml but it's not working, maybe i'm doing something wrong.

~/.local/share/mime/packages/application-x-rar.xml
<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
<mime-info xmlns="http://www.freedesktop.org/standards/shared-mime-info">
    <mime-type type="application/x-rar">
        <comment>foo file</comment>
        <icon name="application-x-rar"/>
        <glob-deleteall/>
        <glob pattern="*.rar"/>
    </mime-type>
</mime-info>

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#4 2017-11-11 13:09:07

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Re: Webmin won't recognize rar file

Is that screenshot from filemin aka the webmin html filemanager or from something else ?

Is unrar installed ?

Does installing full rar from aur make a difference ?
(Some programs expect to be able to use rar x instead of unrar to extract something)


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Automounting : not needed, i prefer pmount
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#5 2017-11-11 21:11:18

Keltere
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Re: Webmin won't recognize rar file

Lone_Wolf wrote:

Is that screenshot from filemin aka the webmin html filemanager or from something else ?

Is unrar installed ?

Does installing full rar from aur make a difference ?
(Some programs expect to be able to use rar x instead of unrar to extract something)

Yes it is from webmin.
I have installed both unrar and rar but nothing changed.
I've also tried to add custom mime on webmin but i can't add the dot so i don't know how to test vnd.rar

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#6 2017-11-12 12:58:31

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Re: Webmin won't recognize rar file

let's try to find out some details about the file in question and mime on your system, post the output of

file Capture.rar
file -i  Capture.rar
file -kr Capture.rar
mimetype Capture.rar
mimeopen --ask Capture.rar

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#7 2017-11-12 17:55:06

Keltere
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Re: Webmin won't recognize rar file

 Capture.rar: RAR archive data, v5

Capture.rar: application/x-rar; charset=binary

Capture.rar: RAR archive data, v5
- data

Capture.rar: application/vnd.rar

Please choose an application

Thanks for helping me, i hope we find a solution. Also a friend of mine has the same problem but on Manjaro so it's not only my problem.

Last edited by Keltere (2017-11-12 19:04:38)

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#8 2017-11-13 11:55:17

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Re: Webmin won't recognize rar file

Those outputs look ok, let's see what which application handles rar on your system.

$ xdg-mime query default application/x-rar
$ xdg-mime query default application/vnd.rar



Keltere wrote:

I tried to contact the creator of webmin but i could't get a help to resolve it because is not webmin fault.

Even if this is not a webmin bug, information about how webmin html filemanager determines which filetypes can be extracted would help,.
Is there a bug ticket, mailing list thread about this ?

Last edited by Lone_Wolf (2017-11-13 11:55:32)


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#9 2017-11-13 12:28:45

Keltere
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Re: Webmin won't recognize rar file

No output at all on both the command. I've installed xdg-utils to test them.

This is the github issue i've opened some time ago, still searching for a solution.

https://github.com/qooob/authentic-theme/issues/839

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#10 2017-11-13 13:08:29

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Re: Webmin won't recognize rar file

That clarifies how webmin handles things.

your system does understand the rar mimetype, but doesn't have an application associated with it.
Try creating a .desktop file in ~/.local/share/applications , see https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Desktop_entries .


I'm not exactly sure what it should contain, but taking /usr/share/applications/org.kde.ark.desktop as example, something like this might work :

# ~/.local/share/applications/unrar.desktop
[Desktop Entry]
MimeType=application/vnd.rar;application/x-rar;
Name=Unrar
Exec=unrar %U
Type=Application
Terminal=false
NoDisplay=true

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#11 2017-11-13 13:31:44

Keltere
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Re: Webmin won't recognize rar file

Now with both "xdg-mime query default application/vnd.rar" and "xdg-mime query default application/x-rar" it show me "unrar.desktop"

With "mimeopen --ask Capture.rar" i still have the same output "Please choose an application" but without any entry. I've checked webmin and still dosen't allow me to handle rar files.

Last edited by Keltere (2017-11-13 13:32:11)

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#12 2017-11-15 13:48:05

Keltere
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Re: Webmin won't recognize rar file

I've tried to check for zip files and it has the same result as rar files except that zip files work on webmin. I think that the problem is with webmin not with arch or shared-mime-info... I've tried to edit those files but it's still not working.

/opt/webmin/authentic-theme/extensions/file-manager/extract.cgi
/opt/webmin/filemin/extract.cg

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#13 2017-11-17 11:36:24

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Re: Webmin won't recognize rar file

on my system compressed files are handled by ark and mimeopen --ask somerarfile  does list ark .

Please install ark to test whether this is same for you.
If mimeinfo does recognize ark, check if webmin also recognizes rar files with ark installed.


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#14 2017-11-21 00:14:38

Keltere
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Re: Webmin won't recognize rar file

I'm using a remote server with no gui, i've asked a friend to test it but it didn't resolve the problem. I just think i need to edit something in webmin i just don't know what.
Anyway thanks for the help, i really appreciate it.

Last edited by Keltere (2017-11-21 00:16:04)

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