parchive - Use PAR files to reconstruct missing parts of multi-part archives

Property Value
Distribution Debian 7 (Wheezy)
Repository Debian Main amd64
Package name parchive
Package version 1.1
Package release 4
Package architecture amd64
Package type deb
Installed size 116 B
Download size 31.70 KB
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This utility applies the data-recovery capability concepts of RAID-like
systems to the posting and downloading of multi-part archives on USENET by
providing the ability to create and use redundant recovery records.  It
supports the 'Reed-Soloman Code' implementation that allows for recovery of
any 'X' volumes for 'X' parity volumes present.  It is popularly used on
USENET postings, but is not limited to this use.
The Debian parchive package supports "legacy" version 1.0 PAR files.
The Debian par2 package supports version 2.0 PAR files.
Upstream source:


Package Version Architecture Repository
parchive_1.1-4_i386.deb 1.1 i386 Debian Main
parchive - - -


Name Value
libc6 >= 2.3.5-1


Type URL
Binary Package parchive_1.1-4_amd64.deb
Source Package parchive

Install Howto

  1. Update the package index:
    # sudo apt-get update
  2. Install parchive deb package:
    # sudo apt-get install parchive




2004-08-01 - Rene Weber <>
parchive (1.1-4) unstable; urgency=low
* Take the package back from Vince with his approval.
* Fixed help text (Closes: #155433)
* Updated package description (Closes: #142033)
* Many thanks to Vince for taking care of this package in my absence.
2004-05-30 - Vince Mulhollon <>
parchive (1.1-3) unstable; urgency=low
* New maintainer (Closes: #244453) 
* Edited control file to reflect the differences between PAR 1.0 files
supported by the parchive package and PAR 2.0 files supported by 
the par2 package.
* Edited the Readme file as per above 2.0 vs 1.0 format issue.
* Bumped standards version from 3.5.2 to
2004-05-09 - Andrew Pollock <>
parchive (1.1-2) unstable; urgency=low
* Uploading with maintainer set to QA group
* debian/copyright: removed dh_make boilerplatedness
2002-02-02 - Rene Weber <>
parchive (1.1-1) unstable; urgency=low
* Initial Release.
* Name of binary changed to "parchive" instead of "par" due to a collision.
* Applied patch for sparc architectures found at
Verified to work for one trivial case.

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