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How to install RarcrackWhen installing rarcrack the "make" command first lead to many cryptic errors. I solved them by installing a few dependencies:
sudo apt-get install libxml2 libxml2-dev xml-core pbzip2 unzip p7zip-full
How to make Rarcrack quickerUse unrar-free instead of unrar. It will greatly increase rarcrack's speed.
sudo apt-get remove unrar sudo apt-get install unrar-free
Do a test on an archive that you will have prepared with a simple (short) password, to see if it works.
The solutions to rarcrack's segmentation faultsRarcrack often closes with a segmentation fault if you do not explicitely give it the full parameters for the filetype and number of threads. In short, use:
rarcrack my_holiday_pictures.rar --threads 12 --type rar
and not just:
In addition, rarcrack does not like filenames with non alphanumeric characters. So, you might have to rename your archive to a simpler name.
Have I forgotten anything relevant in this post? Feel free to comment below. Thanks!