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Re: [opensuse] Firefox & RPM
  • From: Juergen Weigert <jw@xxxxxxx>
  • Date: Tue, 14 Nov 2006 17:56:38 +0100
  • Message-id: <20061114165638.GH24077@xxxxxxx>
On Nov 14, 06 06:54:48 -0800, Randall R Schulz wrote:
> > Enter MIME Type application/x-rpm and extension rpm, select the
> > action you want, click OK to create the file type, and OK to save the
> > preferences.
>
> This will work, but when the browser is forced to base a dispensation
> decision on the file name suffix you cannot have to treatments for a
> given suffix, so if a RealPlayer ".rpm" stream comes along, it will get
> saved as a download. And URLs that don't actually have a suffix can't
> behandled.
>
> The only truly effective way is to get the server to supply a MIME type.

.rpm files should be downlaoded by the browser, then the 'file' utility can
be easily used to see if this is an installable software package, or a link
to streaming media.

.rpm files for realplayer are usually only a few lines of plain text.
They do not contain the video stream itself.

cheers,
Jw.

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