[Dev] [issue356] Cabextract only usefull for non-free extracting

Jristz (Parabola Issue Tracker) bugs at parabolagnulinux.org
Sun Jan 22 03:28:15 GMT 2012

Jristz added the comment:

The problem is that the .CAB (cabextract extract this CAB archives) are the propetary of MS 
(since...90...or a litle beffore)
frecuently the .CAB is used in "Service Pack (propertary of MS for the propertary SO), "Longhorn videos" 
(aka, videos from "Vista"), Video codecs (For the propetary system, and MS Core Fonts (ttf-{vista,ms}-
fonts (Extracted from the webpage)
and why need a tol for extract "software from a .CAB archgive" if the real FOSS give the binary code 
instead a prepackaged .CAB cabinet...

the webpage if you want too a look: http://www.cabextract.org.uk/

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