hanche at math.ntnu.no
Tue Dec 11 08:48:02 PST 2007
+ Jeremy Huddleston <jeremyhu at berkeley.edu>:
> On Dec 11, 2007, at 07:15, Nathan wrote:
> > I received a warning message after Firefox downloaded the package (see
> > attached partial screen shot). After pressing ok, I opened the
> > package and installed normally. I was intrigued to see the little
> > "certificate" icon in the top right of the installer bar. Clicking on
> > it showed your Thawte Freemail Member certificate.
> Weird. What version of Firefox? It is compressed and
> encoded... just they probably didn't recognize it (xar).
Hmmm, the server serves it up as Content-Type: text/plain
which is arguably wrong. My guess is that firefox has a look, decides
it is not really text/plain after all (a good thing in this case) and
decides to hand it off to Stuffit Expander in an attempt to make sense
of it. This in spite of the fact that nothing in the server response
indicates any sort of compression or other decoding.
You could add a line
AddType application/octet-stream .dmg
to .htaccess in the directory where the distribution files reside in
order to avoid this problem. Or, if you know an appropriate file type
for .dmg files, use that instead of application/octet-stream.
PS. For the morbidly curious, here is how I looked at the server response:
; curl -v -O http://people.freedesktop.org/~jeremyhu/x11-apple/X11-2.1.1-pre1.pkg
* About to connect() to people.freedesktop.org port 80 (#0)
* Trying 18.104.22.168... connected
* Connected to people.freedesktop.org (22.214.171.124) port 80 (#0)
> GET /~jeremyhu/x11-apple/X11-2.1.1-pre1.pkg HTTP/1.1
> User-Agent: curl/7.17.1 (powerpc-apple-darwin9.1.0) libcurl/7.17.1 zlib/1.2.3
> Host: people.freedesktop.org
> Accept: */*
< HTTP/1.1 200 OK
< Date: Tue, 11 Dec 2007 16:37:50 GMT
< Server: Apache/2.2.6 (Debian) DAV/2 SVN/1.4.4 mod_python/3.3.1 Python/2.4.4 PHP/4.4.6-2 mod_ssl/2.2.6 OpenSSL/0.9.8g
< Last-Modified: Tue, 11 Dec 2007 06:54:07 GMT
< ETag: "afcc49-10d1f9b-440fd2dd9e1c0"
< Accept-Ranges: bytes
< Content-Length: 17637275
< Content-Type: text/plain
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