Suppressing Real Player on RPM downloads

Tim ignored_mailbox at
Sat Dec 3 05:50:47 UTC 2005

On Fri, 2005-12-02 at 11:00 -0800, Kam Leo wrote:
> 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?

It would appear so.

> The fault lies in the obsolete association of rpm files with
> RealPlayer.  This association is provided by one of the multimedia
> plugins (not Helix or Realplayer) for the web browser.  You can find
> out which plugin is at fault by typing "about:plugins" in Firefox's
> address bar and looking for the application associate with rpm

If the server didn't send appropriate MIME descriptions, it might be
fair to say that the client should use a default application for ".rpm"
named data.  However, if the server is configured correctly, and so is
the client, it shouldn't make any difference how the data is named.

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