Trying to download .tgz file fails

Asked by gfdincpt on 2009-12-22

Trying to download an application upgrade file (filetype .tgz) from a vendor site fails.
Error message... could not be opened because the associated helper application does not exist. Change association in you preferences.
Download preference " Always ask me where to save files " is set. Selecting file starts download but when finished, it fails to save file.

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Tiago Faria (gouki) said :

That's weird. Want to give it a try from the terminal?

- Open Terminal
- wget link-here-to-file
- tar -xzvf archive-name.tgz

Hope it helps you at least get the file you need.

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gfdincpt (gdickinson) said :

"My thanks for the responses. The first suggestion will not work in this case because Firefox does not ask me where to save the file after I select the link The second suggestion would not work either because there is a login process to complete before gaining access to the file I needed.

What did work was to place the pointer over the filename link, right-click and select "Save link as..." . Then you get the option to save the file to a location and the download works fine.

I just figured it out. Edit-->Preferences-->Applications Locate the content type, "Gzip Archive" in this case and select it. In the Action field and select "Always ask" in the drop-down field.

Thanks for the assistance.