creating an .ipa server

Discussion in 'Jailbreaks and iOS Hacks' started by limner, Mar 16, 2009.

  1. limner macrumors newbie

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    hi

    i don't know if someone have ever tried to do this, but i'm trying to buld a small repository for my personal use of .ipa files for my iphone.

    i've installed apache server on the computer and started, i'm able to see it from safary-iphone, after this i've tried to download an ipa file (That i've put on the server) from my server into my iphone but safari tell me: "download not succesfull - safari can't download this document".

    I've tried to rename the .ipa file to .zip and saw that safari successfully started to download...anyone can help me?
     
  2. Rusalka macrumors regular

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    Did you install both MiPatch and the safari plug in on your phone?
     
  3. limner thread starter macrumors newbie

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    mmmh, i've already jailbreaked and installed installous...already installet mipatch

    maybe this can info can be usefull: i can download .ipa with safari when download from a server like 4shared...but not from my server
     
  4. dZp macrumors 6502a

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    You need to set content-type to "application/octet-stream" in your server settings.
     
  5. Rusalka macrumors regular

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    MiPatch, short for mobile installation patch allows non app store .ipa's to be on your phone, safari plug in allows you to download in safari IIRC?



    Both found in cydia
     
  6. limner thread starter macrumors newbie

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    i've added AddType application/octet-stream .ipa but it still doesn't work and both plug in are installed onto safari
     
  7. dZp macrumors 6502a

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    Did you restart your Apache server?
    Also, where did you add it? In mime.types or in .htaccess ?
     
  8. limner thread starter macrumors newbie

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    yes i've restarted apache.

    i've added it in mime.types not in .htaccess
     
  9. dZp macrumors 6502a

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    In mime.types try putting only:
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    application/octet-stream      ipa
     
  10. limner thread starter macrumors newbie

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  11. dZp macrumors 6502a

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    Great! Another satisfied customer! :cool:
    Now ditch Installous, and go pay for your apps.
     
  12. DonBaio macrumors newbie

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    No way to delete my post, so I edit it :

    Sorry guys I got it. I've just found the trick. I've made a .htaccess with this command
    In my first .htaccess I put ipa instead of .ipa, that's why it wasn't working.

    Thanks anyway for your help.


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    Hi there,

    I've got exactly the same problem, Safari is not launching the Installous' plugin on my server.

    I've tried to do what was explained but I'm still stuck with this message from Safari "Cannot download this file".


    Where am I supposed to put this mime.types file ?
    Setting Content-Type and creating .htaccess on the server didn't work.

    Thanks for your help,
    DonBaio.
     

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