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The extension is .man instead of .msi in the downloadable files [closed]

asked 2014-03-18 07:19:43 +0100

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updated 2015-09-10 11:18:01 +0100

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I examined the Main Installer and the extension is ".man" instead of the normal ".msi"

I tried in a) http://www.libreoffice.org/download/libreoffice-stable/

The downloaded installer for both LibreOffice stable versions 4.1.5 & 4.2.2 was in ".man"!!!!!!

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b) http://el.libreoffice.org/download/

The downloaded installer for LibreOffice stable version 4.1.5 was NORMAL = ".msi" The downloaded installer for LibreOffice stable version 4.2.2 was in ".man"!!!!!!

OS: Windows 8.1 Pro 32-bit, IE-11.

I found a similar case here: http://ask.libreoffice.org/en/question/4448/update-windows-cant-open-this-file/

How to solve the above mentioned bug?

thanks

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answered 2014-03-18 11:36:47 +0100

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updated 2014-03-18 13:33:00 +0100

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See Bug 53241 - The extension is .man instead of .msi in the downloadable files for Windows
Status: RESOLVED FIXED

"It is a problem with Internet Explorer.
http://serverfault.com/questions/40971/stop-ie8-renaming-files-to-zip-when-downloading
http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/ie/forum/ie9-windows_7/downloading-an-msi-file-renames-it-man-really/590868e5-d0a4-4815-99b9-667a097340a3?msgId=e4ec196b-9b41-49a4-999a-cf6d9e6fa5c3

So, you can deactivate this behavior in Internet Explorer 8:
Internet Options -> Security Settings
"Custom Level" -> Miscellaneous section:
Open files based on content, not file extension

Even better, all mirrors should set the correct mimetype for msi:
AddType application/octet-stream .msi"

You may file a follow-up bug report, and please specify the corresponding mirrors.

See also: Tagged ".man"

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