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

Michał Masłowski (Parabola Issue Tracker) bugs at parabolagnulinux.org
Sun Jan 22 13:26:04 GMT 2012

Michał Masłowski added the comment:

You can make a cab file using lcab and extract it using cabextract (both are in
repos).  There are tools for making cab files included with Windows or some
software used there, so maybe users of these systems make cab files not
containing nonfree software and share them with users of free operating systems
(it's technically pointless, like using RAR files instead of e.g. 7z files).

I really don't see how it would be worse than tools to decode MP3, run programs
built for Windows, or to extract RAR files (these also are used for nonfree
software) which are also included and had been discussed many times.

(There are also completely useless packages included, like ati-dri, we don't
remove them.)

title: Cabextract only usefull for non-free extracting -> Cabextract only useful for non-free extracting

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