Found a Bug in Windows

Discussion in 'Computer Support' started by philo, Mar 6, 2004.

  1. philo

    philo Guest

    I went to download a file that was an .iso.tar.bz2
    (confirmed this from Linux)
    but when downloaded from a windows machine IE6
    the file was renamed as an .iso.tar.tar

    Without having downloaded it from Linux there would have been
    no way to know what it really was...

    Do you think I should send a report to Microsoft?
    philo, Mar 6, 2004
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  2. philo

    Meat-->Plow Guest

    On Sat, 6 Mar 2004 09:47:00 -0600, "philo" <>,wrote:

    >I went to download a file that was an .iso.tar.bz2
    >(confirmed this from Linux)
    >but when downloaded from a windows machine IE6
    >the file was renamed as an .iso.tar.tar
    >
    >Without having downloaded it from Linux there would have been
    >no way to know what it really was...
    >
    >Do you think I should send a report to Microsoft?
    >


    You don't know much about bzip and tar do you?
    Meat-->Plow, Mar 6, 2004
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  3. philo

    philo Guest


    >
    > You don't know much about bzip and tar do you?



    here is what i know:

    to open a tar.bz2 file

    you first use bunzip2

    you will then be left with a .tar file

    then you merely use tar -xvf to "untar" it


    as i clearly stated the file on the server was an iso.tar.bz2

    *NOT* an iso.tar.tar IE6 took it upon itself to rename it

    using my Linux machine (or for that matter Mozilla on a windows machine)

    the file was left in with it's original name .iso.tar.bz2


    bz2 and tar...though both compressed files
    and *NOT* the same thing...
    philo, Mar 6, 2004
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  4. philo

    why? Guest

    On Sat, 6 Mar 2004 09:47:00 -0600, philo wrote:

    >I went to download a file that was an .iso.tar.bz2
    >(confirmed this from Linux)
    >but when downloaded from a windows machine IE6
    >the file was renamed as an .iso.tar.tar
    >
    >Without having downloaded it from Linux there would have been
    >no way to know what it really was...


    Ummm.... the fact you said you are downloading ' .iso.tar.bz2' tells you
    several things , as you mentioned later.

    >Do you think I should send a report to Microsoft?


    You could try but IE has been doing that for years. It's only simply
    required to correct the extension when saving. However doing a similar
    d/l in Netscape (Solaris) it may well rename the file having done the
    bunzip for you.
    Other browsers on Win/Linux/UNIX don't have this issue.

    Me
    why?, Mar 6, 2004
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  5. philo

    why? Guest

    On Sat, 6 Mar 2004 10:27:28 -0600, philo wrote:

    >
    >>
    >> You don't know much about bzip and tar do you?

    >
    >
    >here is what i know:
    >
    >to open a tar.bz2 file

    <snip>
    >
    >the file was left in with it's original name .iso.tar.bz2
    >
    >
    >bz2 and tar...though both compressed files
    >and *NOT* the same thing...
    >


    ..tar is not compressed, a .tgz / .tar.bz2 / tar.Z or other is.

    Me
    why?, Mar 6, 2004
    #5
  6. philo

    philo Guest

    <snip>
    >
    > Ummm.... the fact you said you are downloading ' .iso.tar.bz2' tells you
    > several things , as you mentioned later.
    >
    > >Do you think I should send a report to Microsoft?

    >
    > You could try but IE has been doing that for years. It's only simply
    > required to correct the extension when saving.


    yes, it would be simple enough to do...
    but without knowing about microsoft's bug i had no way of knowing.
    (the file was merely identified as .iso.tar.tar)



    However doing a similar
    > d/l in Netscape (Solaris) it may well rename the file having done the
    > bunzip for you.
    > Other browsers on Win/Linux/UNIX don't have this issue.
    >


    Just out of curiosity on one of my windows machines i have the very
    simple off-by-one browser which correctly identified the file on the server
    as an iso.tar.bz2

    It would hardly surprise me that IE6 would "take it upon itself" to rename
    the
    file incorrectly.


    I just sent a bug report to Microsoft...
    I'm sure Bill will be getting back to me a little later this morning <G>
    philo, Mar 6, 2004
    #6
  7. philo

    philo Guest


    >
    > .tar is not compressed, a .tgz / .tar.bz2 / tar.Z or other is.
    >

    thanks for the correction: .tar is an archive

    but at any rate...it's certainly not a .bz2 !
    philo, Mar 6, 2004
    #7
  8. philo

    why? Guest

    On Sat, 6 Mar 2004 10:59:20 -0600, philo wrote:

    ><snip>
    >>
    >> Ummm.... the fact you said you are downloading ' .iso.tar.bz2' tells you
    >> several things , as you mentioned later.
    >>
    >> >Do you think I should send a report to Microsoft?

    >>
    >> You could try but IE has been doing that for years. It's only simply
    >> required to correct the extension when saving.

    >
    >yes, it would be simple enough to do...
    >but without knowing about microsoft's bug i had no way of knowing.
    >(the file was merely identified as .iso.tar.tar)


    Yes, sorry I skipped over that bit.

    <snip>

    >It would hardly surprise me that IE6 would "take it upon itself" to rename
    >the
    >file incorrectly.
    >
    >
    >I just sent a bug report to Microsoft...
    >I'm sure Bill will be getting back to me a little later this morning <G>
    >


    MS KB info, a bit on the old side :) for the 1st one.

    FIX: Content-Disposition: Attachment Saves Wrong Filename for Unknown
    Extension
    PSS ID Number: 262042
    Article Last Modified on 10/16/2002

    FIX: Content-Disposition Attachment Header Does Not Save File
    PSS ID Number: 279667
    Article Last Modified on 10/24/2003

    File Extensions Are Lost When Saving Files from the Internet
    PSS ID Number: 176106
    Article Last Modified on 12/16/2003



    http://raw.cs.berkeley.edu/opengz/
    A workaround for a couple of bugs in Microsoft Explorer related to the
    opening of compressed files


    Me
    why?, Mar 6, 2004
    #8
  9. philo

    philo Guest

    < posrtions snipped>
    >
    >
    > MS KB info, a bit on the old side :) for the 1st one.
    >
    > FIX: Content-Disposition: Attachment Saves Wrong Filename for Unknown
    > Extension
    > PSS ID Number: 262042
    > Article Last Modified on 10/16/2002


    I looked there
    but per Microsoft's site...there is was no known solution ...

    I better check my email... I *sure* Bill will be contacting me soon <G>
    philo, Mar 6, 2004
    #9
  10. philo

    °Mike° Guest

    This is not a Windows problem; Windows saves those
    extensions correctly.
    http://uk.geocities.com/personel44/temp/download.html

    There is a problem on your Windows system that is
    causing this behavior. It's possible that you have .tar
    and .bz2 group associated -- that's a guess.


    On Sat, 6 Mar 2004 09:47:00 -0600, in
    <>
    philo scrawled:

    >I went to download a file that was an .iso.tar.bz2
    >(confirmed this from Linux)
    >but when downloaded from a windows machine IE6
    >the file was renamed as an .iso.tar.tar
    >
    >Without having downloaded it from Linux there would have been
    >no way to know what it really was...
    >
    >Do you think I should send a report to Microsoft?
    >


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    °Mike°, Mar 6, 2004
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  11. philo

    philo Guest


    > This is not a Windows problem; Windows saves those
    > extensions correctly.



    but it *only* does it with OE6

    on the same machine...if i use mozilla (or another browser)
    it does not rename the extension
    to .tar.tar

    so it seems it's something specific to OE6

    i also checked my associations and have no associations for bz2 files
    (or .tar for that matter)
    philo, Mar 6, 2004
    #11
  12. philo

    °Mike° Guest

    On Sat, 6 Mar 2004 16:11:58 -0600, in
    <>
    philo scrawled:

    >
    >> This is not a Windows problem; Windows saves those
    >> extensions correctly.

    >
    >
    >but it *only* does it with OE6


    Your original post stated otherwise.
    <Quote>
    "but when downloaded from a windows machine IE6"
    <Unquote>

    >on the same machine...if i use mozilla (or another browser)
    >it does not rename the extension
    >to .tar.tar


    Now you're quoting browsers again.

    >so it seems it's something specific to OE6


    Come on, which is it?

    >i also checked my associations and have no associations for bz2 files
    >(or .tar for that matter)


    Neither do I.

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    °Mike°, Mar 6, 2004
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  13. philo

    philo Guest

    <snipped>

    Sorry about the typo...

    what i should have said is that the problem is specific to IE6



    if i try other browsers on the same machine they do not change the extension
    but IE6 *does* change the extension


    i then went to a totally different machine and confirmed the same thing
    (IE6 changes the extension but mozilla does not)

    btw: both the machines I've tried were running XP

    i think i'll see if i can find a machine around here with an older version
    of IE and see what happens
    philo, Mar 6, 2004
    #13
  14. philo

    °Mike° Guest

    On Sat, 6 Mar 2004 16:43:18 -0600, in
    <>
    philo scrawled:

    >
    ><snipped>
    >
    >Sorry about the typo...
    >
    >what i should have said is that the problem is specific to IE6
    >
    >
    >
    >if i try other browsers on the same machine they do not change the extension
    >but IE6 *does* change the extension
    >
    >
    >i then went to a totally different machine and confirmed the same thing
    >(IE6 changes the extension but mozilla does not)
    >
    >btw: both the machines I've tried were running XP
    >
    >i think i'll see if i can find a machine around here with an older version
    >of IE and see what happens


    The images I posted earlier are from IE6/XP.

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    °Mike°, Mar 6, 2004
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  15. philo

    philo Guest


    > The images I posted earlier are from IE6/XP.



    which at least proves that IE6 should not change the extension
    from .bz2 to .tar

    i tried a few more machines:
    IE6 on a win98 machine also changed the extension

    but when i fired up my old mac using IE4.5 the extesnion
    was left correctly as .bz2

    i wonder if maybe there is something specific to the site i'm
    downloading from www.aros.org/download.php

    for IE6 is sure doing something funny here
    and on three different machines


    weird
    philo, Mar 6, 2004
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  16. philo

    °Mike° Guest

    On Sat, 6 Mar 2004 17:07:11 -0600, in
    <>
    philo scrawled:

    >
    >
    >> The images I posted earlier are from IE6/XP.

    >
    >
    >which at least proves that IE6 should not change the extension
    >from .bz2 to .tar
    >
    >i tried a few more machines:
    > IE6 on a win98 machine also changed the extension
    >
    >but when i fired up my old mac using IE4.5 the extesnion
    >was left correctly as .bz2
    >
    >i wonder if maybe there is something specific to the site i'm
    >downloading from www.aros.org/download.php
    >
    >for IE6 is sure doing something funny here
    >and on three different machines
    >
    >
    >weird


    Yes, it's that site. It does the same here. It must be
    something in the cgi script. The same happens whether
    you click or right click / save as.

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  17. philo

    philo Guest


    >
    > Yes, it's that site. It does the same here. It must be
    > something in the cgi script. The same happens whether
    > you click or right click / save as.
    >
    >


    thanks for checking...
    when Bill emails me back i'll tell him you figured it out...
    i'm sure he'll be cutting you a hefty check!
    philo, Mar 7, 2004
    #17
  18. It was on Sat, 06 Mar 2004 10:27:28 -0600, just as I was halfway through a
    large jam doughnut, that philo wrote:

    >
    >
    >> You don't know much about bzip and tar do you?

    >
    >
    > here is what i know:
    >
    > to open a tar.bz2 file
    >
    > you first use bunzip2
    >
    > you will then be left with a .tar file
    >
    > then you merely use tar -xvf to "untar" it
    >
    >
    > as i clearly stated the file on the server was an iso.tar.bz2
    >
    > *NOT* an iso.tar.tar IE6 took it upon itself to rename it
    >
    > using my Linux machine (or for that matter Mozilla on a windows machine)
    >
    > the file was left in with it's original name .iso.tar.bz2
    >
    >
    > bz2 and tar...though both compressed files and *NOT* the same thing...


    A tarball is a two stage archive. First the files are compressed into a
    single file with tar & then compressed with Gzip or Bzip2.
    To unpack a tarball into your home directory on a linux machine, at a
    terminal prompt type:-
    For a .tgz file use:
    tar xzvf /program_name-2.1.0.tgz
    For a bz2 file use:
    tar xvf -bzip2/program_name=2.1.0.tar.bz2

    This normally unpacks the the archive into a directory of the same name.
    You enter that directory with: cd program_name-2.1.0
    Then to compile & install it you need to have Admin privileges:
    su
    Password: xxxxxx
    ../configure
    make
    make install

    After it's finished log out as 'root' by typing exit at the prompt.

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    Using linux at home, since 1998
    Why linux? Because it's MY computer.
    SuSE Linux Pro 9.0
    William Poaster, Mar 7, 2004
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  19. philo

    °Mike° Guest

    On Sat, 6 Mar 2004 18:10:27 -0600, in
    <>
    philo scrawled:

    >
    >>
    >> Yes, it's that site. It does the same here. It must be
    >> something in the cgi script. The same happens whether
    >> you click or right click / save as.
    >>
    >>

    >
    >thanks for checking...


    You're welcome.

    >when Bill emails me back i'll tell him you figured it out...
    >i'm sure he'll be cutting you a hefty check!


    Ok, but can you tell him to make it a cheque? :)

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  20. philo

    philo Guest

    <snipped>
    > A tarball is a two stage archive. First the files are compressed into a
    > single file with tar & then compressed with Gzip or Bzip2.
    > To unpack a tarball into your home directory on a linux machine, at a
    > terminal prompt type:-
    > For a .tgz file use:
    > tar xzvf /program_name-2.1.0.tgz
    > For a bz2 file use:
    > tar xvf -bzip2/program_name=2.1.0.tar.bz2
    >


    <snipped>

    that's good info , thanks...
    but has nothing to do with the problem of IE6 changing the extension
    philo, Mar 7, 2004
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