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Can you tell me whether tar.gz format is commonly used for Joomla extension packs? Because Google marks all zip archives that are not commonly downloaded as malicious, I am thinking to change the format of my extensions from zip to tar.gz. Who knows if there are any downsides in tar.gz format?

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According to this book .zip format is most commonly used format for joomla extension but Joomla supports both .zip and .tar.gz. However some web hosts don't support .tar.gz

  • Some web hosts do not support .tar.gz -- this is what I am afraid of. Could you, please, provide more information on this issue, what kind of hosts possibly cannot support this format? – El cero Aug 24 '15 at 15:49
  • To be honest, I'm not really sure about that. Maybe you can try to ask it at serverfault.com – webchun Aug 25 '15 at 1:29
  • @webchun chat.stackexchange.com/rooms/14071/joomla only just saw your comment :/ – Lodder Nov 28 '15 at 3:05

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