p7zip is very old beta version and should be replaced by final version 9.20

Bug #685779 reported by ZeroBeat
This bug affects 4 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
p7zip (Debian)
Fix Released
p7zip (Ubuntu)
Fix Released

Bug Description

Binary package hint: p7zip

p7zip is a very old beta version (02.06.2009) and should be replaced by final version 9.20 (18.11.2010).
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ProblemType: Bug
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 11.04
Package: p7zip (not installed)
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 2.6.37-7.19-generic 2.6.37-rc3
Uname: Linux 2.6.37-7-generic x86_64
NonfreeKernelModules: nvidia
Architecture: amd64
Date: Mon Dec 6 09:17:15 2010
InstallationMedia: Ubuntu 11.04 "Natty Narwhal" - Alpha amd64 (20101202)
 PATH=(custom, no user)
SourcePackage: p7zip

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David Weber (wb-munzinger) wrote :

The last available version is p7zip 9.13 but it would also be nice to have at least this one in Natty Narwhal

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Kevin Cernekee (cernekee) wrote :

I was able to build the "Mefisto" p7zip-9.13 package on Lucid.

Link: https://launchpad.net/~dariovezzosi/+archive/ppa/+build/1969190


wget 'http://ppa.launchpad.net/dariovezzosi/ppa/ubuntu/pool/main/p/p7zip/p7zip_9.13.orig.tar.gz'
wget 'http://ppa.launchpad.net/dariovezzosi/ppa/ubuntu/pool/main/p/p7zip/p7zip_9.13-0mefisto1.dsc'
wget 'http://ppa.launchpad.net/dariovezzosi/ppa/ubuntu/pool/main/p/p7zip/p7zip_9.13-0mefisto1.diff.gz'
dpkg-source -x p7zip_9.13-0mefisto1.dsc
cd p7zip-9.13
fakeroot debian/rules binary
cd ..
sudo dpkg -i p7*.deb

p7zip 9.13 adds the ability to decompress PPMd (Method 98) files from WinZip "zipx" archives. This is a key feature on a desktop distribution IMO.

Many users have resorted to using Wine to extract these files:


Having native p7zip PPMd support would be a major improvement over this method.

tags: added: upgrade-software-version
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ZeroBeat (zerobeat) wrote :

I was able to build p7zip-9.20.1 from here http://sourceforge.net/projects/p7zip/.
1. download the source.
2. copy makefile.linux over makefile.machine
3. make all_test
4. build a deb packet
5. great improvement - use p7zip and enjoy.

Best regards Mike

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Mantas Kriaučiūnas (mantas) wrote :

Latest stable 7-zip version (9.20) is in Debian experimental since April 2011, I don't know why this version still isn't included in Debian Unstable, maybe Debian packager - Mohammed Adnène Trojette could tell us why he put latest stable p7zip version to experimental instead of unstable?

Here is debian/changelog:

p7zip (9.20.1~dfsg.1-1) experimental; urgency=low
  * New upstream release (Closes: #620619)
  * debian/control
     + bump Standards-Version to 3.9.1.
     + update and improve description. (Closes: #545871, #612770)
  * manpages
     + add supported formats. (Closes: #570427)
 -- Mohammed Adnène Trojette <email address hidden> Fri, 01 Apr 2011 21:20:22 +0200

See https://launchpad.net/debian/+source/p7zip/+publishinghistory for sources.

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Jean-Louis Dupond (dupondje) wrote :

The newest version in new in Oneiric: 9.20.1~dfsg.1-2 .

Changed in p7zip (Ubuntu):
status: New → Fix Released
Changed in p7zip (Debian):
status: Unknown → Fix Released
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