Adobe rpm download issues

Terry Polzin fox3ec208 at wideopenwest.com
Thu Aug 18 14:26:50 UTC 2005


On Thursday 18 August 2005 10:18 am, Tim wrote:
> On Thu, 2005-08-18 at 09:39 -0400, Terry Polzin wrote:
> > OK so I'm trying to download the AdobeReader rpm.  Why is rpm
> > associated with x-pn-realaudio-plugin an I can't seem to change it in
> > KDE,  mater of fact, x-pn-realaudio-plugin doesn't show .rpm
> > associated with it.
>
> Because .rpm named files are also used by Real Media.  And that MIME
> description comes from the server.
>
> You should be able to just right-click on a link and download the file
> to disk, and it won't care how the server described the file.
What I ended up doing was using Konqueror instead of Firefox.  But I did try 
grabbing the link to the file and downloading it with wget as well.

I just wanted a rational for the behavior.
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