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Old 03 June 2021, 23:12   #1
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Question AmigaOS & lha

OK, so this is probably a stupid question, but why doesn't Workbench/AmigaOS include the LHA command? It seems so fundamental and yet it isn't part of the default system.

Even the new OS3.2 doesn't include it, or a version of it - meaning everyone has to track it down and install it, as it's such a requirement to get going.

Is there a reason that it isn't part of AmigaOS? 3.2 even natively supports ADF files, so why not LHA?

Sorry, I was just curious - the reason is probably a very obvious one, perhaps a boring legal one...?
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Old 03 June 2021, 23:32   #2
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Yes, legal.
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Old 04 June 2021, 00:17   #3
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Its a 3rd party developed program, so belongs to someone else. Be nice if it had been integrated into Workbench....
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Old 04 June 2021, 09:31   #4
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Yes, would be good for them to work out how to integrate it, as it isn't a paid piece of software, no? Just needs goodwill from the creator I guess.

Or perhaps the Hyperion guys build their own so it's theirs - seeing as it is so vital.

Either way, feels like a massive omission from the OS - and a particularly weird one, as it creates a real barrier to getting set up.

The fantastic support for ADF shows how much of a difference it would make to be there out of the box.

Anyway, I'm sure they've thought of it.
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I think the commodore developer disks came with LHArc as it used a PD license.
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