[Scribus] This error message... and introductory post
Fri Apr 13 04:08:38 CEST 2007
> Instead, safe to disk and use
> "Open with..." from the context menu
How's that? Sorry.
I get parts of what you say here, Andreas, but until I get the language
it's going to be a bit of a slog...
Thanks or the detail. I'm supposing it;'s the explanaiton of "Safe" dl
files assumed.. or NOT.. if one were attentive to a few details
> P!^VP 0!Z!^VP wrote:
>> Safari can?t open the file ?scribus-1-126.96.36.199.tar.bz2.sig? because no
>> available application can open it."
> This file with ending ".sig" contains a digital signature which can be
> to check the binary file you downloaded, in this case
> "scribus-1-188.8.131.52.tar.bz2". You can open the .sig file with TextEdit
> lots of other programs, but no program told OSX that it's keen on
> .sig files, so a doubleclick will not work. Instead, safe to disk and
> "Open with..." from the context menu. While you are at it you can
> check the
> box "Always open these with ...", so the next time a doubleclick on a
> file will open TextEdit (or whatever you choose).
> The idea behind all this is that you download some valueable data
> (scribus-1-184.108.40.206.tar.bz2) and want to check that it's not corrupted.
> are several ways to generate a signature (that's some short text of
> seemingly random chars and numbers) for this binary data, eg. SHA and
> So you download the binary data, generate the signature locally with an
> appropiate commmandline tool, and compare it to the signature posted
> on the
> side where you downloaded the data.
> Or you feel careless and optimistic and skip the whole signature part.
> Files with ending ".tar.bz2" can be unpacked with StuffIt Expander. In
> this is a two-step procedure: first it is uncompressed using the BZIP2
> method to get a (large) file with ending ".tar", then all files in that
> ".tar" file are extracted and placed in a folder. Unfortunately this
> ".tar" file stays lying around when you use StuffIt Expander, so you
> want to trash it manually after unpacking.
> Btw, scribus-220.127.116.11.tar.bz2 contains the Scribus sourcecode. You
> want ScribusAqua-18.104.22.168.tar.bz2, which unpacks into an application
> named "Scribus.app".
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