[mojosetup] Suffix for Mojosetup-Installers

Gary Briggs chunky at icculus.org
Sun Apr 18 13:47:49 EDT 2010

On Sun, Apr 18, 2010 at 07:18:38PM +0200, Reto Schneider wrote:
> At LIFLG.org we are in progress of shifting away from Loki-Setup and moving to Mojosetup. Something
> cosmetically we are still not sure about is what suffix we should use for the new installers.
> The old Loki-Setup/makeself ones used *.run. We do not want to use the same suffix again, since we
> are fearing confused users of our installers.
> Our first Mojosetup installers used *.bin. But as it turned out, this was not that a great idea,
> since Gnome does not like it (homm.3_1.3.1a-english_x86.bin):
> Could not display "/home/reto/Documents/liflg/i...homm.3_1.3.1a-english_x86.bin". The file is of an
> unknown type
> My idea is, that we just do not append any suffix. Just i.e. homm.3_1.3.1a-english_x86. This works
> under Gnome, is different from *.run and somehow likewise the Linux/Unix tools which also do not
> have any suffix.
> Any other ideas or recommendations?

I don't have a useful idea for what to actually call it, but you
definitely want a suffix because that's how you configure your web
server to send a binary mimetype.

If you don't do that, then your webserver will probably run magic and then
download it as a text file, which many browsers will molest newlines on.

Ah, such a common problem back in the loki nntp days. *nostalgia*

Gary (-;

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