Setting up 'rpm' MIME types in Netscape

Jerry Feldman Gerry.Feldman at
Fri Feb 25 13:44:38 EST 2000

The .rpm extension is registered as a real audio type. You will need to 
remove that, and your type should work ok. However, I personally prefer 
the rpm command:
rpm -U

If you happen to use SuSE, yast has the capability to install RPMs 
directly with the advantage of telling you ahead of time the status of you 
system. I think some of the other online RPM tools will do that too. 

On 25 Feb 00, at 10:16, Vincent Cocco wrote:

> 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
> Netscape?
Jerry Feldman
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Compaq Computer Corp.
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