Suppressing Real Player on RPM downloads
kam.leo at gmail.com
Fri Dec 2 22:26:31 UTC 2005
On 12/2/05, Robin Laing <Robin.Laing at drdc-rddc.gc.ca> 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,
https://player.helixcommunity.org/2005/help/playerfaq.html , 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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