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I have installed both rar and unrar using apt-install but I am still not able to use archive manager for opening the archive file.. I have also tried installing p7zip(p7zip-full and p7zip) but no improvements...

However, when I use command-line for extracting the files from the archive using unrar or rar the command executes successfully...

Is there any other open source software I should install for viewing the contents of the SFX archive or what else should I install to view the same in the archive manager..

Thanks in advance...

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There are the possibilities that I can think of the obvious one being wine Install wine which should be able to deal with it as all that is needed to extract it is internal to the exe its self. However both 7z and rar are able to create sfx archives no where does it say they can open them. Another possibility is it's password protected.

To install wine in Ubuntu hardy 8.04 I would recommend installing from their ppa at launchpad to do this open software sources from the administration menusoftware sources add source and add these two lines

deb hardy main 
deb-src hardy main 

then open a terminal and type sudo apt-get update then once this has completed sudo apt-get install wine

hope this helps.

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The file is not password protected as I am able to open it through command line without using any password... – Cody Feb 7 '11 at 10:54
Can you please provide the link of wine for Ubuntu 8.04(64-bit) as I am not able to find one... – Cody Feb 7 '11 at 11:03
you should be able to install wine from the ubuntu repositories just type sudo apt-get install wine in terminal or you can get a more up to date package from wine's ppa at Launchpad I have added install instructions to the bottom of my answer – Allan Feb 7 '11 at 11:32
A 7zip SFX are three files concatenated: the exe for extracting, an (optional?) configuration file and finally the archive. It should be possible to extract it without using wine. – Lekensteyn May 8 '11 at 13:52

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