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Re: Tigris Configuration problem with downloading tarballs (was: subversion-1.0.3.tar.gz is not in gzip format)

From: Ben Reser <ben_at_reser.org>
Date: 2004-07-06 19:06:05 CEST

On Thu, Jul 01, 2004 at 12:23:14PM -0700, Ben Reser wrote:
> On Fri, May 21, 2004 at 09:32:57PM +0100, Joe Orton wrote:
> > Really the browser is just doing exactly what it was told by the server:
> >
> > $ HEAD -e http://subversion.tigris.org/files/documents/15/13430/subversion-1.0.3.tar.gz \
> > | grep Content-
> > Content-Encoding: x-gzip
> > Content-Length: 7228750
> > Content-Type: application/x-tar
> >
> > which means this "an application/x-tar file sent using the gzip
> > content-encoding". For some reason this was what Apache did by default
> > for ages, it was fixed recently though; it could be fixed in the
> > tigris.org config too. Some modern browsers know to ignore it, I guess.
>
> Jason,
>
> The above is an ongoing issue for us. Every couple weeks or so someone
> either emails me privately or emails the list saying that the files
> aren't really gziped. Sussman told me that they don't have access to
> change this on tigris, but says that you do.
>
> Looking at the Apache docs, we just need:
> RemoveEncoding .gz
> set on http://subversion.tigris.org/tarballs/
>
> This is probably not the right thing to do anyway globally so you may
> way to remove the AddEncoding or do a RemoveEncoding .gz globally.
>
> The relevent Apache docs are at:
> http://httpd.apache.org/docs-2.0/mod/mod_mime.html#removeencoding

Thanks Jason. All taken care of:
$ HEAD -e
http://subversion.tigris.org/files/documents/15/13430/subversion-1.0.3.tar.gz
| grep Content-
Content-Length: 7228750
Content-Type: application/x-tar

-- 
Ben Reser <ben@reser.org>
http://ben.reser.org
"Conscience is the inner voice which warns us somebody may be looking."
- H.L. Mencken
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