[tex-live] LZMA

Victor Ivrii vivrii at gmail.com
Thu Sep 25 02:38:34 CEST 2008

On Wed, Sep 24, 2008 at 8:19 PM, Karl Berry <karl at freefriends.org> wrote:
>    There is a little problem with tug web-server and LZMA (at least for
>    Darwin): it tries to assign to it extension txt which means that MIME
>    type is not defined. Some users could find the task of removing
>    extension and chmod-ing too challenging. May be it would be better to
>    distribute binaries for LZMA in zipped form (together with the
>    README)'
> What url precisely is involved and where did you find it?
> What do you mean by "tries to assign to it extension txt"?  That your
> browser on darwin wanted to save something as foo.exe.txt?

No, it is not true for everything but if I try to download darwin it
tries to save

 it as
with no -x- permissions (not a big deal but could be confusing for some)

it is true for both Safari and Firefox but it should be true for any
browser: all browsers except early versions of M$ Exploder rely upon
server to provide MIME type (and server looks at configuration files
and override instructions).


> karl

Victor Ivrii, Professor, Department of Mathematics, University of Toronto

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