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-10.1 platform.

Package Information

User Notes: http://wiki.linuxfromscratch.org/blfs/wiki/unrar

Installation of UnRar



This package extracts the tarball to the unversioned directory unrar and not the expected directory unrar-6.0.3.

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

Last updated on 2021-02-20 11:35:58 -0800