Compiled executable differences between 9x and NT
Wed Mar 31 19:45:00 GMT 1999
I hadn't known about the `.htaccess' file. Thank you for the
suggestion. "Correct" headers are now being generated for
the .tgz file (at least according to DJ's HTTP Header Viewer).
Hopefully this should fix any download problems...
Glenn Spell <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
>[This message is off topic but I believe it is of interest.]
>Jonathan Pryor wrote:
>> I suppose I wasn't too clear in my original message.
>> It was the *application* that was crashing; not Windows.
>I just wanted to make sure you know what I was seeing.
>> As for the download issue... I hadn't run into that before.
>> Is "application/zip" close-enough for a tarball? e.g.
>> <a href="gecl.tgz" type="application/zip">source tarball</a>
>Well, I tried again and Netscape 4.05 still corrupts the file on
>download. I assume the problem is still the headers generated
>by your webserver.
>> (I didn't see anything referencing "tar" in the IANA database,
>> but I saw "application/zip", which seems to fit...)
>I saw that there also. Oddly, either Netscape or WinZip set me
>up in Netscape with "application/x-zip-compressed .ZIP". I
>changed it to "application/zip" before I tried the download.
>> Hopefully, this should fix the mime type problem -- if you're
>> accessing from an html page, anyway. I'm not sure how to set
>> the mime-type on a file when _directly_ accessing the file,
>> instead of through an href. Thoughts?
>I believe the following method will work regardless of how the
>file is accessed. Since you're using Apache on FreeBSD, just
>make a file named ".htaccess" in that directory with the
>AddType application/x-gzip .gz .tgz
>AddType application/x-tar .tar
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