When extracting Dev-C++, you get an 'Unsupported compression method' error

2012-10-04
2012-10-24
  • orwelldevcpp
    orwelldevcpp
    2012-10-04

    Problem

    When extracting Dev-C++, your archiving program fails to do its job, and informs you that the compression method used by Dev-C++ is not supported.

    Explanation

    Dev-C++ Portable archives use LMZA2 compression, which was added to WinRAR 3.91 and 7zip 9.04 somwhere in 2009. Older versions of these programs do not support extracting of LZMA2.

    Fixes

    Please update your archiving program. For one, 7zip is just as free as Dev-C++, so nothing is holding you back to extract Dev-C++.

     
    Last edit: orwelldevcpp 2012-10-04