Introduction to UnRar

The UnRar package contains a RAR extraction utility used for extracting files from RAR archives. RAR archives are usually created with WinRAR, primarily in a Windows environment.

This package is known to build and work properly using an LFS 12.1 platform.

Package Information

Installation of UnRar



This package extracts the tarball to the unversioned directory unrar and not the expected directory unrar-6.2.12.

Install UnRar by running the following commands:

make -f makefile

This package does not come with a test suite.

Now, as the root user:

install -v -m755 unrar /usr/bin


Installed Program: unrar
Installed Libraries: None
Installed Directories: None

Short Descriptions


uncompresses a RAR archive