uelsk8s has packaged xarchiver-0.4.9svn for VL5.9
xarchiver: Xarchiver (Archive Manager)
xarchiver: Xarchiver is a Desktop Environment independent archiver
xarchiver: frontend. All common archive types are supported. RPM and
xarchiver: ISO are handled without rpm or isodump executables. To run
xarchiver: it you only need GTK+2 libraries and obviously the various
xarchiver: rar, arj and 7z for these archives types. All the others
xarchiver: archivers are installed by default in most distro.
xarchiver: Homepage: http://xarchiver.xfce.org/
Please come back and let us know how this package works for you in this thread.