Install 7Zip or p7zip on Ubuntu

By on Jul 24, 2009 in Featured, How-to, Linux, Ubuntu | 15 comments

7zipOther day I downloaded a .7z file and I assumed that the file will be opened out of the blue with my archive manager. Apparently I was wrong and realized that I cannot open the .7z file. So I decided to install 7zip on my Ubuntu machine. The package for Linux is called as p7zip. You can install it using synaptic, however there’s a new version which is available and we’ll install the new version. Let’s see how to install p7zip alpha on your Jaunty machine:

1. Download p7zip alpha deb (p7zip_9.04~dfsg.1-1_i386.deb) from the following page:

http://packages.debian.org/sid/i386/p7zip/download

2. Double click the download p7zip_9.04~dfsg.1-1_i386.deb file to begin the installation

7zip

Now you should be able to open the .7z files on your Ubuntu machine.

  • http://fraaargh.wordpress.com/ Francois MAROT

    Why not simply use synaptic (which provides p7zip too, in a standard way and manages dependancies) ?!

  • http://fraaargh.wordpress.com Francois MAROT

    Why not simply use synaptic (which provides p7zip too, in a standard way and manages dependancies) ?!

  • http://linuxhub.net/ Vivek

    @Francois,

    I mentioned in my post that the standard way is the prefered way. However, if someone wanted to use a newer version of 7zip they could download the deb file directly. I totally think that synaptic is better in terms of handling dependencies. Glad to see your remarks on the same :)

  • http://linuxhub.net Vivek

    @Francois,

    I mentioned in my post that the standard way is the prefered way. However, if someone wanted to use a newer version of 7zip they could download the deb file directly. I totally think that synaptic is better in terms of handling dependencies. Glad to see your remarks on the same :)

  • http://fraaargh.wordpress.com/ Francois MAROT

    Ok sorry, I red too fast and didn’t see you mention synaptic ;)

  • http://fraaargh.wordpress.com Francois MAROT

    Ok sorry, I red too fast and didn’t see you mention synaptic ;)

  • nospam

    Vivek,

    Many thanks for the tips.
    There is much improvement with v 9.04 at high compression -mx=9
    and one click on a .deb is faster than 3 commands to compile a .tar

    Regards

  • nospam

    Vivek,

    Many thanks for the tips.
    There is much improvement with v 9.04 at high compression -mx=9
    and one click on a .deb is faster than 3 commands to compile a .tar

    Regards

  • nospam

    BTW do you know an update link for the p7zip-full (+7za). The debian.deb update the p7zip (7zr)

  • nospam

    BTW do you know an update link for the p7zip-full (+7za). The debian.deb update the p7zip (7zr)

  • st0ne

    Since Ubuntu 10.04 (at least) p7zip is also aviable from the software channel by using ‘sude apt-get install p7zip’.

    Screenshot: http://img3.imagebanana.com/img/1xse6q1k/Selection_006.png

    Enjoy the easy installation ;)

    GreeZ st0ne

  • http://www.laptopreviews2u.com Thesetd22

    However, if someone wanted to use a newer version of 7zip they could download the deb file directly.

  • http://www.laptopreviews2u.com Thesetd22

    However, if someone wanted to use a newer version of 7zip they could download the deb file directly.

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