Wakaba and Kareha support board

  • This board is for discussing the various programs and scripts available on this site.
  • This mainly means Wakaba and Kareha, but there are also threads for Xee, The Unarchiver, The Archive Browser, Mac OS X widgets and screen savers.
  • Post simple questions about running and installing Wakaba or Kareha in the support thread. Some more answers to common questions can also be found here: 500 Internal Server Error thread.
  • Don't start new threads for every question, use the threads linked above.
  • You can test things in the test thread.
  • You can upload images. Use this for posting screen shots and similar.
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The Unarchiver, part 2 (486)

1 Name: !WAHa.06x36 : 2011-08-31 12:54 ID:EvuKrlQD [Del]

As the previous thread filled up, here is part 2 of the The Unarchiver thread.

It is much better to post bugs on the bug tracker, rather than in this thread! Anything posted on the bug tracker has much less chance of being forgotten by me!

So, post bugs here: http://code.google.com/p/theunarchiver/issues/list

Also, remember that if you post a bug about a file that is not work, you must also post the file itself, or else there is nothing I can do about it!

477 Name: Daniel : 2016-09-02 02:52 ID:Nngx60hb [Del]

On 3.11.1, still getting "incomplete part"-problem on multi-rar-files.

I've tried other apps, where the same files works flawlessly. But I'd feel really bad about abandoning The Unarchiver now after all these years :/

478 Name: Daniel : 2016-09-02 02:54 ID:Nngx60hb [Del]

On 3.11.1 and still getting "incomplete part"-problem with multi-rar-files, that work fines with other apps (but don't really want to abandon The Unarchiver :/ )

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480 Name: George : 2017-01-18 11:16 ID:cMc3BIiJ [Del]

There should be a check box in the options to choose whether I want the unarchiver to autoupdate or not. Thanks.

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482 Name: WInk : 2017-03-29 03:13 ID:xyCqSups [Del]

Unarchiver will not open a zip file when I double click it now. It used to. Not it opens the preferences panel. How can I fix this?

483 Name: buzlink : 2017-03-31 17:25 ID:+zeT2c4C [Del]

What version number should I select to use on Mac OS X 10.6.8 Snow Leopard? I downloaded the version on the main page for older Macs and the program does not launch. I went through the archive of Unarchiver but wasnt sure what version number I should download. Thanks

484 Name: Anonymous : 2017-05-30 02:55 ID:d2XMzpQK [Del]

What a pity it doesn't works for archive .WPRESS :-/ I hop soon :)
Good job man anyway

485 Name: Grant : 2017-07-15 07:27 ID:K6TogFz9 [Del]

I downloaded a new version of the Unarchiver today, and the icons to the left of the file name for rar files show as generic.

I can get them to show the Unarchiver icon if I reduce the test size from 16 to 12. However, this is not a valid option, as reducing the view to a text size of 12 is hard for me to read, and also changes all of my epub preview icons to generic.

486 Name: !WAHa.06x36 : 2017-07-28 00:08 ID:UXmvlSI3 [Del]

Well, it's official, Macpaw is taking over development on The Unarchiver, The Archive Browser, Archives.app and even Xee!


I haven't been doing a great job of maintaining them lately, so I think it is for the best. Direct any future support questions to them.

I think I will shut down this board for the foreseeable future, as I have not really been keeping up with it either. If you need to reach me, you can do so here:

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500 Internal Server Error (417)

1 Name: !WAHa.06x36 2005-02-21 17:46 ID:FqgLpoAw (Replies) [Del]

Since 500 Internal Server Errors aren't ever really caused by Wakaba or Kareha themselves, but are still a big problem for lots of people, I'm setting up this thread to discuss various problems and solutions related to them.

408 Name: !WAHa.06x36 : 2016-01-27 17:15 ID:Heaven [Del]

cgi-bin directories are usually set to try and execute every file. This is not compatible with how kareha works, it needs to be run from a directory where only .pl files are set to use cgi-handler.

409 Name: Anonymous : 2016-01-27 22:25 ID:fBHv6Ioj [Del]

I see. So would the standard /var/www/html suffice?

410 Name: !WAHa.06x36 : 2016-01-28 00:39 ID:Heaven [Del]


You'll have to enable cgi-handler for pl files, but other than that, yes.

411 Name: Anonymous : 2016-01-28 03:07 ID:fBHv6Ioj [Del]

Alright, thanks. I've now gotten to the error that >>26 posted about, and up there you said that it would require some tweaking to work with mod_perl, which is what I'm using. What would be the easier way than that?

412 Name: !WAHa.06x36 : 2016-01-29 09:50 ID:Heaven [Del]


Use mod_cgi.

413 Name: Anonymous : 2016-01-29 14:01 ID:WTy6LpOU [Del]


Alright, thanks!

So what would I have to reconfigure to use mod_cgi instead of mod_perl?

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417 Name: Wakaba error : 2017-07-23 12:25 ID:RbGs79dL [Del]

While running Wakaba on my apache server I was unable to even get a proper page.

Browser page:
Internal Server Error
The server encountered an internal error or misconfiguration and was unable to complete your request.
Please contact the server administrator at bkb@cinci.rr.com to inform them of the time this error occurred, and the actions you performed just before this error.
More information about this error may be available in the server error log.

[Sun Jul 23 05:16:02.667311 2017] [cgi:error] [pid 2024:tid 1076] (OS 2)The system cannot find the file specified. : [client] couldn't create child process: 720002: wakaba.pl

What can I do to fix this?

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The Wakaba and Kareha support thread, part 3 (535)

1 Name: !WAHa.06x36 : 2011-01-07 09:57 ID:eLRTX7Vk [Del]

This thread is for all your simple questions about installing and running Wakaba or Kareha, that just require quick answers. Please don't create new threads for issues like that, post them in here instead.

Before posting, check that the question has not already been answered in this thread, or in the previous two threads:

Also check the documentation: http://wakaba.c3.cx/docs/docs.html

There is also a setup guide by Anon: http://wiki.iiichan.net/index.php?title=Wakaba_and_Kareha_Setup_Guide

Questions about "500 Internal Server Errors" go in this thread: http://wakaba.c3.cx/sup/kareha.pl/1109033191/

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527 Name: Anonymous : 2017-02-23 15:39 ID:pC0dPu+i [Del]

>>523>>525 read the config file

528 Name: Anonymous : 2017-02-23 15:47 ID:pC0dPu+i [Del]


>Anything else that needs to be adjusted?

your server config


>Hi.I have a problem with wakaba

stop using malformed utf-8 characters

read the setup instructions

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531 Name: Someone : 2017-06-28 13:19 ID:SILa/nS1 [Del]


Why is it that on 10.12.5 the AppStore version of The Unarchiver asks for permission to extract into every new folder that it extracts to? The standalone, non-Appstore version doesn't ask for that. It would be nice if that would be fixed, as, otherwise, it's quite annoying.

532 Name: Anonymous : 2017-07-11 17:52 ID:88d+n3nj [Del]

This is several years late, but has that patch been posted anywhere?

533 Name: Anonymous : 2017-07-15 03:49 ID:GTJ2uJTR [Del]

Is there any way to do this:

While creating new thread, if there's another thread with "exact" same title, post the message as a reply to the already existed thread.

For example, if there's a thread which has a title as "apple" and someone else tries to create thread for "apple", add the second message to the already created thread before.


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535 Name: Anonymous : 2017-07-18 14:16 ID:Heaven [Del]

What are you using and what version? It doesn't look I can replicate it in Wakaba.

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Cursor while rename (1)

1 Name: Grit : 2017-07-05 00:03 ID:fmp7KHse [Del]

Hey guys,
it would be amazing, if I could use the right and left arrow keys when I am renaming files, to navigate within the file name and move the cursor. Then I wouldn't have to switch from keyboard to trackpad.

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Xee Support Thread (388)

1 Name: !WAHa.06x36 : 2005-11-15 14:59 ID:6TsVPKGD [Del]

This is the support thread for Xee. All kinds of questions and bugreports can be posted in here. This thread will also be linked from inside the program itself.

There is also a thread about Xee here: http://wakaba.c3.cx/sup/kareha.pl/1122405906/
It contains more general discussion, and announcements of new versions and updates.

379 Name: Richard : 2014-03-08 12:42 ID:KFIK1SCo [Del]

When I open an image by double clicking it in Finder, then a little flash of the image appears on the screen right after the image has been loaded. I was wondering if it's possible to turn this off in the preference file?

380 Name: James : 2014-11-19 05:56 ID:MSbH/NqR [Del]

How do you use multigestures to rotate? The main reason I bought Xee was because I was hoping that I could use gestures to partially rotate an image along the 360 degree axis (as opposed to only by 90 degree increments). Is this possible?

381 Name: sennekkah : 2015-06-12 03:12 ID:mPflifU5 [Del]

great application
have one little problem ...
MAC OS 10.6.8 Xee 2.2
Whenever a file is opened the following appears in the Console Message Log:

12/06/15 6:54:32 PM Xee[2943] Exception during initial loading of "(null)" (XeeJPEGImage): libjpeg error: Not a JPEG file: starts with 0xff 0xd9

But the image loads OK.
Have done a Hex Dump of the image files and they all start with 0xff 0xd8

is this something that can be resolved? Thanks

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384 Name: Gerd : 2015-12-17 01:01 ID:RHS+FyPT [Del]

1) Would be nice if there was a thumbnail view available to jump quickly to the wanted pictures (if many pictures in the folder).

2) Also a sorting order would nice (scan through images by date, name, etc...)

3) Would be nice if we could navigate folders directly from Xee (like go to parent or next folder) without having to go each time through the menu and make file/open

385 Name: !WAHa.06x36 : 2015-12-17 11:10 ID:Heaven [Del]


There is already a sorting order option.

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387 Name: ma.c : 2016-08-04 21:28 ID:XVcimtpX [Del]

after i rotated a jpeg in xee3 v3.5.2 (43), the corrected orientation does not show in quickview and also not in preview. the saving option in the file menu is greyed-out. i havent used xee in a long time (auto-rotation used to be a blessing)... if i remember right, xee used to save the orientation to the image without me having to losslessly save the image again...

may be there is something i am missing?!? greetings from GER!

388 Name: Grit : 2017-07-05 00:00 ID:JT+oNtOa [Del]

Hey guys,
it would be amazing, if I could use the right and left arrow keys when I am renaming files, to navigate within the file name. Then I wouldn't have to switch from keyboard to trackpad.

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Xee, part 2 (630)

1 Name: !WAHa.06x36 : 2009-07-22 10:34 ID:J9qvJKxH [Del]

This thread is for questions and discussion about Xee. Before posting, check that the question has not already been answered in this thread, or in the previous thread: http://wakaba.c3.cx/sup/kareha.pl/1122405906/

There is also a bug tracker for Xee here: http://code.google.com/p/xee/issues/list

If you have a bug to report, it is better to post it on the bug tracker if you can, so it will not be forgotten.

621 Name: laurent : 2016-09-11 18:02 ID:EB36TAF3 [Del]

could you please add webm support ?

622 Name: Old Gregg : 2016-09-23 15:36 ID:0IIgmfb0 (Image: 1440x878 jpg, 164 kb) [Del]

Thanks for the great app, I use it constantly.

I have the Mac App Store version of The Unarchiver.

Since I installed macOS Sierra the full text of "The Archiver does not have permission..." message is shown across the entire screen (see attached image).

Also, the width of the dialogue box can't be made less that that shown in the image.

623 Name: AgentK : 2016-09-28 02:14 ID:+FT2Wb6/ [Del]

The keyboard shortcut to move a file to a specifide folder is already bound to changing screen: Control+1, Control+2 etc...
How can I fix this.

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625 Name: Anonymous : 2017-01-17 17:36 ID:+KayF0PX [Del]

Is there any schedule as to when the new version of Xee will be released?

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627 Name: dejan : 2017-05-24 17:42 ID:xZfYn5I3 [Del]

Don;t get what those arrows for jumping to first/last image represent? Which keyboard chars are these?

628 Name: Vitaly : 2017-06-05 01:23 ID:ZtP+Kn8f (Image: 408x49 png, 9 kb) [Del]

It's really problem to assign a hotkey to File>Label action. I have tried to assign different hotkeys ( §, \, /, cmd+/, L, cmd+L) but it doesn't work. Could anyone help to solve it?

629 Name: Wong Wan Wooi : 2017-06-15 05:11 ID:vH87lgR2 [Del]

I had just bought a licence, but realized that I had inadvertently keyed in the incorrect email address.

As a result, I am not able to get my license key to activate.

Please advise what I can do.

630 Name: freediverx : 2017-06-30 21:18 ID:VEWd6XjD [Del]

Apple's upcoming iOS and macOS releases later this year will introduce new codecs and file formats for both image and video files. In iOS 11 and macOS High Sierra 10.13, HEVC and HEIF will become the new and preferred formats, offering superior compression while maintaining the same image quality.

When can we expect Xee to be updated to handle these new image types?

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The Archive Browser (171)

1 Name: !WAHa.06x36 : 2012-03-20 18:00 ID:rFsOye/G [Del]

So, along with the release of The Unarchiver 3.0 comes another new things: The Archive Browser. This is the often-requested version that lets you browse archives and preview their contents before extracting. However, since this is not a program that I personally need, this one will actually cost a few dollars. Buy it if this is what you really need, or buy it if you want to support the development of The Unarchiver!


For now, bug reports and feature requests can go on the The Unarchiver bug tracker:


It is much better to post them there than in this thread, because I tend to forget things that are not on the bug tracker.

162 Name: Michael : 2015-12-27 17:16 ID:GSb6Q2+7 (Image: 420x262 gif, 18 kb) [Del]

I downloaded the trial version 1.10.1.
It doesn't start under 10.6.8 (Intel-Mac).

Greetings from Germany

163 Name: !WAHa.06x36 : 2015-12-28 13:16 ID:Heaven [Del]


10.7 is the minimum requirement now.

164 Name: Jose Luis : 2016-01-05 19:17 ID:O83xb76w [Del]

Is it possible to have a Quicklook plugin to see the zip contents directly form the Finder?
I refuse to install a competition software (BetterZip) just to have Quicklook… 

165 Name: !WAHa.06x36 : 2016-05-17 19:43 ID:xk9T3eP/ [Del]

Version 1.11 has been released:

  • Support for RAR version 5 archives.
  • Added date column to file list.
  • Handle opening archives with huge number of parts better.
  • Bug fixes for zip64, NSIS, and Squeeze.
  • Updated Sparkle.

166 Name: !WAHa.06x36 : 2016-05-20 22:30 ID:Heaven [Del]

Version 1.11.1 has been released, with a small RAR fix to match The Unarchiver 3.11.1.

167 Name: The4Rum : 2016-06-03 19:40 ID:99S95pbI (Image: 1920x1080 png, 697 kb) [Del]

I have the Apple App Store version on The Archive Browser 1.11.1 and I uncompressed large multi-part movies using RAR format. This one worked but if it has another instance of the Archive Browser open with a loaded file it fails with a dark red screen: Could not extract the file "XYZ" from the archive "(null)":

See the attached screenshot

This has happened with just one instance open if it has over 100 parts.

168 Name: !WAHa.06x36 : 2016-06-04 11:03 ID:kg+5inrO [Del]


That's very odd, that bug should have been fixed in the latest version... Can you double check the version number?

169 Name: Anonymous : 2016-08-08 02:11 ID:fhG9CTlo [Del]

Hey! Thanks for the software, i used it for a long time (override demo version) and now i bought it, because it is a good application. Thanks you! Stay tuned!

170 Name: Jules : 2016-09-01 14:27 ID:/LmkDuYe [Del]

Is it possible to decompress just by double-clicking the file in Finder?

Just like the system does with .zip


171 Name: Sergej : 2017-06-22 23:36 ID:XWyZAsvi (Image: 1329x925 jpg, 233 kb) [Del]


I have about 100 RAR archives which are each split into three files, so total of 300 RARs:


Each of these archives (fileA, fileB, ...) is password protected - with the same password. What is the best way to "mass-extract" all of them without avoiding the mess visible in the screenshot: 100 separate windows opening up at the same time and cluttering my desktop?
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Why hasn't this board been updated to 3.1.4? (1)

1 Name: Anonymous : 2017-05-31 15:27 ID:4MN/2YIQ [Del]

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The Unarchiver: An abandon project? (2)

1 Name: Ano3450 : 2017-02-18 21:04 ID:NBD4/kxF [Del]


I wonder whether the will get an update and get new features?

I have found one app which is better than this.

Kind regards,

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Wakaba/Kareha patches (107)

1 Name: Anonymous : 2009-10-22 16:08 ID:0RX4zZms [Del]

Wakaba and Kareha are refreshingly malleable, and I find it surprising that there isn't already a thread for all the "extras" can be patched onto a board, so here goes.

For the record, here are some existing patches on this board:

98 Name: Anonymous : 2013-07-17 12:30 ID:r9kThGPr (Image: 0x0 , 3 kb) [Del]

Just did these for a guy in another thread, but I might as well post them here to keep things organized

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99 Name: Anonymous : 2013-07-17 12:31 ID:r9kThGPr (Image: 0x0 , 9 kb) [Del]

Hold back posts for moderation 2/2

100 Name: Anonymous : 2013-08-15 18:53 ID:sOmyVriI [Del]

>>98>>99 amazing, thanks. might want to add how to add the new column to existing DBs.

101 Name: Anonymous : 2013-08-15 19:40 ID:Heaven [Del]

Just do ALTER TABLE comments ADD approved TINYINT; in the sql interface

102 Name: Anonymous : 2013-08-16 07:26 ID:sOmyVriI [Del]

>>101 Not for me, for others :p

I do get this error when I click an approve link within the admin panel:

DBD::mysql::st fetchrow_hashref failed: fetch() without execute() at wakaba.pl line 2066

Ignore the line number, my copy is modded.

sub get_decoded_arrayref($)
my ($sth)=@_;

my $row=$sth->fetchrow_arrayref();

That's the issue line.

103 Name: Anonymous : 2013-08-16 07:58 ID:Heaven [Del]

No idea. Are you using SQLite or a regular mysql database? I've only tested this on SQLite. Also, did you try to run the actual patch on your modded wakaba.pl? That could very well be the issue.

104 Name: Anonymous : 2013-08-16 08:49 ID:sOmyVriI [Del]

The mod works, it just also throws that error into the error log. It's just MySQL.

105 Name: Anonymous : 2017-04-07 00:10 ID:XRpHSYu/ [Del]

What happended to this site? Everything I see here is so old :(

AND I have no clue about how to get kareha running.

106 Name: Anonymous : 2017-04-16 15:20 ID:TmtafiOh [Del]

Wakaba is mostly mature at this point. There really isn't too much to do to Wakaba to make it a futaba channel clone so therefore, there really isn't much to discuss. I suppose it would be nice to update Wakaba and Kareha to make it HTML5 semantic.

107 Name: Anonymous : 2017-05-11 21:47 ID:YtdEKxxt [Del]


> AND I have no clue about how to get kareha running.

Take the files from /mode_message (for textboard) or /mode_image (for imageboard, with threads that restart with 1) and put them in the main index.

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