Setting up 'rpm' MIME types in Netscape

Vincent Cocco vcocco at
Fri Feb 25 10:16:01 EST 2000

Hi Y'all,

I trying to set up a new MIME type for Netscape 4.61 running on my
Mandrake system.

Went into Edit, Preferences, Navigator, Applications and created a new
mime type which I called RPM using an extension of '.rpm'. In the
"Handled By" column, I have it set to "Save to Disk".  Something is
still amiss because when I click on an rpm file to download , it's still
sending ASCII text across my screen.  Mind you, the ASCII text thing
works: I can save the file to disk by giving it a name.  But, I'd still
like to set up a new type of rpm and not have to worry about it again.
Does anybody know the correct way to configure an rpm  MIME type on


Vincent P. Cocco        email:  vcocco at
Suffolk University
Beacon Hill
Boston, MA  02108

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