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Since we uninstalled ark archiver to use file-roller on Centos 7.4 we are facing an error on thunar with the thunar-archive-plugin.
Any action (extract here, extract to, create archive) give this error message:

Failed to extract files: No suitable archive manager found
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The way thunar-archive-plugin works is the following.

If you want to extract the file test.tar.gz with a right click in thunar. the process that work in background is the following:

It determines the mime type of the file. You can do it like that:

# xdg-mime query filetype /path/to/test.targ.gz
# application/x-gzip

It determines the default app for this mime type. You can do it like that:

# xdg-mime query default application/x-gzip
# org.gnome.FileRoller.desktop

It try to find a thunar-achive-plugin matching this app name. On Centos 7 those plugins (.tap files) are stored in: /usr/libexec/thunar-archive-plugin/.

Thunar-archive-plugin will the try to find a .tap file according to the default app desktop file name. For my exemple, the default app is org.gnome.FileRoller.desktop, it search then for a tap file named: /usr/libexec/thunar-archive-plugin/org.gnome.FileRoller.tap

That's where the problem is. the file roller .tap plugin file is named file-roller.tap not org.gnome.FileRoller.tap

To resolve this, I simply did:

# ln -s /usr/libexec/thunar-archive-plugin/file-roller.tap /usr/libexec/thunar-archive-plugin/org.gnome.FileRoller.tap

Just useful to know that .app files are just bash script that you can modify. You can also create one for your archiver if your's is not yet supported.

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