Michael Leone on 9 Jul 2008 07:42:38 -0700

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Re: [PLUG] alien dmg?

On Wed, Jul 9, 2008 at 10:30 AM, Art Alexion <art.alexion@verizon.net> wrote:
> Yet another unnecessary multimedia format....
> I want to use (repeatedly, or I wouldn't bother) a web site that uses Adobe
> Air.  The Air package is available for Win or Mac, not Linux..
> I downloaded the Mac package which is a dmg, which 'file' thinks is a bz2.
> Indeed ark opens it, but the encapsulated file is also a dmg.

Isn't dmg the Mac Disk Image format? Sorta like an ISO?

> Is there a way to install or use this in gnome or KDE?  I find proprietary
> stuff tends to have few dependencies because they tend to distribute the
> static libraries that they need.  I google "alien dmg" and "linux alien dmg"
> and all I get are alien skins for Mac or an Alien Invasion game.
> Any ideas (other than running it in my vm?  I have IE4Lin installed so I might
> try the windows version under wine.

I remember trying to uncompress a dmg under windows once or twice, and
being unsuccessful, even with the .. perl? .. script that supposedly
works Windows.

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