February 22, 2015 in Feedback
I have been wondering this since the first beta. When you grab a download from the client area you get a .zip file not a .tar
What are those .tars coming from and more importantly if you delete an application how do you re install it when the upload/install option only seems to accept tars?
Not exaxtly sure, but I have noticed while upgrading they come in a tar package and in it are only the necessary updates rather than the full install....
To your 2nd question I would have to say you will need the full version to reinstall after deletion.
Tar files are archives like zip files. The IPB4 installer uses the tar format for application packaging. If you download a zip file from the marketplace, inside it will be the tar file with the application and likely one or more other files such as a readme.txt and or other documentation which doesnt need to be uploaded to your site.
Just extract the zip and upload the tar file.
Thanks, so why aren t the ips files including a tar as well when you download the suite?
If you install a third party application, you will do it by uploading a .tar file into the ACP. We use .tar because PHP can decompress it on most servers.
When installing the suite itself, you don't have an ACP to upload a .tar file to so you'll decompress it yourself and upload the files to a server. We use .zip because most computers can decompress it.
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