Subject: Re: Tue Sep 14 23:38:00 1999 RealPlayer(tm) as Plug-in????????????????
From: Andrew B. Arthur (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Tue Oct 12 1999 - 20:18:14 MDT
> 560 Kb Tue Sep 14 23:38:00 1999 RealPlayer(tm) as Plug-in
> This line confuses me? At
> RPM has nothing to do with Real Audio does it?
Nope. Netscape (and several other applications) are a bit retarded when it
comes to file name extensions over 3 letters. What is happening is Netscape
is confusing .rpm (Macintosh/Windows RealPlayer Media File) with .ppc.rpm or
.src.rpm (RedHat (ppc, src) Package Manger File).
> Is this just the way my
> Netscape browser is reading the FTP files looking for the right
> application to open the file on the Mac os side?
You can always use Netscape, but reconfigure *.rpm to save file as binary.
However note this has a negative side effect in Mac OS -- it means your
browser may have trouble playing RealPlayer files.
> I probably should use
> fetch to do any ftp stuff on the Mac side?
If fetch is using Internet Config (or Internet CDEV settings) you also
should reconfigure those settings.
Another way to deal with this is simply right click (control-click on Mac OS
8.x/9.x) choose save file as and save as binary format (and NOT text).
> Current directory is
> Up to higher level directory
> kdeadmin-1.1.2-1.ppc.rpm 560 Kb Tue Sep
Andrew Arthur a.k.a. AArthur
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