jeremyhu at berkeley.edu
Tue Dec 11 12:00:40 PST 2007
Well, it's a .pkg, not a .dmg. I'll pass this on to get it fixed,
On Dec 11, 2007, at 08:48, Harald Hanche-Olsen wrote:
> + 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
>>> 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.
> - Harald
> PS. For the morbidly curious, here is how I looked at the server
> ; 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 184.108.40.206... connected
> * Connected to people.freedesktop.org (220.127.116.11) 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
>> 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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