User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Macintosh; U; PPC Mac OS X Mach-O; rv:1.7.3) Gecko/20040913 Firefox/0.10.1 Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (Macintosh; U; PPC Mac OS X Mach-O; rv:1.7.3) Gecko/20040913 Firefox/0.10.1 When downloading a file that has a .bin extension, Firefox appears to handle the file inappropriately. When the download is complete, double-clicking the file launches StuffIt Expander, but the file is not decoded/expanded, and the DMG file is not mounted to the Desktop. Reproducible: Always Steps to Reproduce: 1. Download a .BIN file from any location (eg. http://www.microsoft.com/mac/downloads.aspx?pid=download&location=/mac/download/misc/msn_401.xml&secid=35&ssid=4&flgnosysreq=True) 2. When the download is complete, the filename becomes "Messenger401.dmg.bin". Double-click to decode/expand/mount disk image to Desktop 3. Observe that the file does not decode/expand Actual Results: File is not decoded/expanded Expected Results: File would be decoded/expanded normally. Expected behavior can be observed by downloading the same file with Safari or Camino. This does not appear to be an issue with StuffIt or MacOS. Also, changing the filename to "Messenger401.dmg" does not mount the disk image properly.
Worksforme using 20040913 Firefox/0.10.1 on Mac 10.3.5.
Works for me Mozilla/5.0 (Macintosh; U; PPC Mac OS X Mach-O; en-US; rv:1.7.3) Gecko/20041002 Firefox/0.10.1 I downloaded the file Once downloaded it opened it from the desktop It expanded and then the disk image mounted Are you expecting it to automatically expand and mount when it's done downloading? As it does in Safari.
No, I am not expecting it to automount. Automounting is a function of .dmg properties and is dependent upon how the .dmg was created. When Firefox downloads a file with a .bin extension, the file cannot be decoded/decompressed. Double-clicking the file will launch StuffIt Expander, but the file is apparently corrupted -- StuffIt Expander can neither open, decode, nor decompress the file. In other browsers, however, I can double-click the downloaded file and it can be opened by StuffIt Expander as expected. This occurs in Safari and Camino, specifically.
Using MacOS X 10.2.8 I have a similar problem, though it turns out to be Mozilla problem and I'll report it there. Attempt to download the daily build of Firefox results in a tiny .bin which decompresses into a tiny .dmg, which mounts a disk with nothing in it. Using Safari I can download the file just fine and get the current build. Have experienced the problem on: Firefox V1.0 Mozilla/5.0 (Macintosh; U; PPC Mac OS X Mach-O; en-US; rv:1.7.5) Gecko/20041107 Firefox/1.0 -or- Mozilla/5.0 (Macintosh; U; PPC Mac OS X Mach-O; en-US; rv:1.8a6) Gecko/20041221 Firefox/1.0+ -or- Mozilla/5.0 (Macintosh; U; PPC Mac OS X Mach-O; en-US; rv:1.8a6) Gecko/20041227
Please try the following: Update Mac OS X. (That fixed the problem for me once) Update Stuffit Expander (Also can fix the problem) http://www.stuffit.com Please report back with the results. Still works for me using Mac OS X 10.3.7 and Stuffit Expander 9.01 Mozilla/5.0 (Macintosh; U; PPC Mac OS X Mach-O; en-US; rv:1.8a6) Gecko/20041227 Firefox/1.0+
Updating StuffIt Expander (StuffIt Standard, actually) corrects the problem. Version 9.0.1 (Build 877) seems to do the trick. I also updated to Mac OS X (10.3.7) but it appears that StuffIt Expander fixes the issue on my system.
Resolving as Works for me.
Status: UNCONFIRMED → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 14 years ago
Resolution: --- → WORKSFORME
Status: RESOLVED → VERIFIED
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