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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...

The error that is displayed in the command-line of the Archive Manager:

End-of-central-directory signature not found.  Either this file is not
  a zipfile, or it constitutes one disk of a multi-part archive.  In the
  latter case the central directory and zipfile comment will be found on
  the last disk(s) of this archive.

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

Thanks in advance...

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Can you open RAR files using File Roller? If not, then there might be something wrong with your setup (should work after installing unrar). Documentation do not mention SFX at all as supported/unsupported format. – Olli Feb 6 '11 at 18:04
Yes it is opening RAR files, but not .exe, the archive file – Apoorv Feb 6 '11 at 18:08

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