TIL there’s a fork of the unmaintained p7zip port of 7-Zip


The p7zip port of 7-Zip is several releases behind and the project seems to be abandoned. I discovered this when a large archive failed to extract with Engrampa which uses it. It reported a "Headers Error" which is due to a compatibility problem between zip format implementations. 7-Zip has a fix but the port doesn't. But there's a fork on GitHub which is being actively maintained. Check it out.

I was able to extract the file using unzip.

Edit: As commenters pointed out, 7-Zip now has a Linux/Unix port as of mid-2021 so hopefully future development gets concentrated there, not that forks are necessarily bad.

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