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The situation is a little clearer.
Apache uses the " /etc/httpd/conf/mime.types" to determine necessary content-type header by file extension. Some time ago RH distros maintainers have deleted "/etc/httpd/conf/mime.types" and put a system-wide file
"/etc/mime.types", for using in all packages.

The problem is that maintainers chose source file for "mime.types" from package "mailcap". In which no certain records contained in the version from source of Apache. So the new system-wide file contains no record of the .msi file.

In system-wide file the closest extension to "msi" is "ms". So as a result, we have received content-type of "man" file: "application/x-troff-ms". Firefox and Chrome ignore this "content-type" and offer to save file as is. IE and Opera, while saving file, change file extension to ".man".

I'll write a bug report to RH with a request to add forgotten file types for in the future do not face with this error. At this time you can add a recommendation to mirrors which based on RH distros + Apache to add "AddType Directive" in the httpd.conf or .htaccess for .msi file extension.
    AddType application/x-msdownload              .msi .msp .msm

On 15.02.2012 9:31, Florian Effenberger wrote:

Andrew Okhmat wrote on 2012-02-14 23:47:
Thanx for information. The problem is the wrong content-type header.
At this time I fixed the problem by setting a content-type header to
application/x-msdownload for the msi files.
But so far no clear view of what causes the sending of wrong header.
Tests have shown that the problem only occurs in RH distros. I still
investigating the issue.

thanks for jumping in and fixing it so fast - really good to see communication on the mirror list is working!

Any more details you can share would be appreciated, so I can add a note to our mirrors page, to help other admins facing the same problem.


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