Suppressing Real Player on RPM downloads - Final Fix
kam.leo at gmail.com
Sat Dec 3 22:37:42 UTC 2005
On 12/3/05, Robert G. (Doc) Savage <dsavage at peaknet.net> wrote:
> On Fri, 2005-12-02 at 13:32 -0600, Nix, Robert P. wrote:
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: fedora-list-bounces at redhat.com [mailto:fedora-list-bounces at redhat.com] On Behalf Of Kam Leo
> > Sent: Friday, December 02, 2005 1:01 PM
> > To: Robin.Laing at drdc-rddc.gc.ca; For users of Fedora Core releases
> > Subject: Re: Suppressing Real Player on RPM downloads
> > 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.
> > Actually, mine points to the Helix plugin. How do you "disassociate" rpm from Helix?
> When I searched the about:plugins page for 'rpm' I found:
> Mime Type Description Suffixes Enabled
> audio/x-pn-realaudio-plugin RealPlayer Plugin Metafile rpm Yes
> Unfortunately nothing happened when I changed or commented out that
> line. Then I saw the fine print in the MozPlugger 1.7.1 heading on the
> about:plugins page directing me to 'man mozplugger'. There I found this:
> You have to remove ~/.netscape/plugin-list or ~/.mozilla/pluginreg.dat
> after changing the configuration, or nothing will happen. This is a
> Netscape/Mozilla bug, not a MozPlugger bug.
> Final Fix:
> 1. Close all Mozilla sessions.
> 2. # cp /etc/mozpluggerrc /etc/mozpluggerrc.save
> 3. Edit /etc/mozpluggerrc to remove this line
> audio/x-pn-realaudio-plugin: rpm: RealPlayer Plugin Metafile
> 4. # mv /home/doc/.mozilla/pluginreg.dat /home/doc/pluginreg.dat.save
> 5. Start Mozilla
> 6. Confirm that about:config no longer contains a line with 'rpm'.
> This works even in cases where a simple right-click + save-as won't work
> because the download URL points to another web page.
> This is going into the Little Black Book I use whenever I do a
> from-scratch installation.
> Thanks to all....
> -- Doc
> Robert G. (Doc) Savage, BSE(EE), CISSP, RHCE | Fairview Heights, IL
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If you have the mplayer-plug-in installed just go to the plugins
directory, /usr/lib/mozilla/plugins, and
mv mplayerplug-in-rm.so mplayerplug-in-rm.so.sav
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