Suppressing Real Player on RPM downloads

Kam Leo kam.leo at
Fri Dec 2 22:26:31 UTC 2005

On 12/2/05, Robin Laing <Robin.Laing at> wrote:
> Patrick Boutilier wrote:
> > Kam Leo wrote:
> > <snip>
> >
> >>> And email the Web admin for the site to get their server configured to
> >>> correct there configuration.
> >>>
> >>>
> >>
> >> How is this the fault of the Web admin?  Are you claiming that the
> >> administrators for the Fedora Core servers don't know any better?
> >
> >
> > The server is probably sending this mime type for .rpm files
> >
> > audio/x-pn-realaudio-plugin     rpm
> >
> > instead of
> >
> > application/rpm      rpm
> >
> >
> Thanks, I couldn't remember off of the top of my head.  I don't admin
> www servers but have come across the problem many times.
> The server tells the browser the type of application to use and I
> think that the browser can be configured to override this to some
> degree but I have never succeeded.

Yipes, I'm behind the times!  I examined the mime type associations
for Firefox on my system and found both mplayer-plugin and Helix
(RealPlayer 10) associate rpm with audio/x-pn-realaudio-plugin
application. Things have changed since FC1 and this discussion:
. Back then I was under the impression that Real was deprecating the
rpm extension.  It appears that they have backed off from not
supporting the extension. From the Helix FAQ, , it
appears that Real and Redhat are suppose to live harmoniously
together; Real using "audio/x-pn-realaudio-plugin" and Redhat
"application/x-redhat-package-manager" for the rpm extension. 
Apparently some web developers are not dotting i's and crossing and

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