Archive manager only know one on archive?

Mate’s archive manager engrampa, only seems to know, the tar file format, but not zip.

There seems some dependence are missing. Are the user suppose to install all the archiver
programs themself?

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This might be related to another problem.
I noticed that it can open more formats but one has to open the archive through e.g. archive-manager.
Right click “Extract here” or “Open With” doesn’t work.
However I have a similar problem with other formats and applications.
E.g. Calibre wants to open a ton of files which

Could not open ""

There was an internal error trying to search for applications:
GDBus.Error:org.freedesktop.DBus.Error.ServiceUnknown: The name org.freedesktop.PackageKit was not provided by any .service files

This the error popup I get.

I would guess that it tries to install zip or unzip package to handle this file through PackageKit that is not installed (and from what I see, doesn’t work: You should try to install these packages into your environment yourself (for example, through environment.systemPackages in your configuration.nix).

Tried to install zip but that didn’t help.

Also there is many archivers
, so I think it is better to make a collecting package of archives that the gnome and mate
version can depend on, so that it just works.