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From:Bret Busby Date:September 15 2004 1:37am
Subject:Re: Unable to download MySQL (fwd)
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Because I have received off-list responses from different people, rather 
than send the same response to everyone who responds to me off-list, my 
response is below.

It appears that a problem lies in the web browser trying to open the 
RPM, rather than downloading it, and, as it is trying to open the RPM, 
and, incorrectly applying a real audio plugin (or trying to do that, in 
the absence of such a plugin), I am unable to download the RPM.

I had tried to download the RPM using galeon, and I have also tried 
using Mozilla, and neither appears to be given the option to save the 
file to disk - both appear to be required to open the RPM.

I have tried different URL's, including trying the ftp URL at Oakland, 
USA, and the Australian URL previously cited. I get the same problem - 
instead of getting a dialogue box giving me the option of saving the 
file to disk (and, in what path), the browser commences downloading the 
file, to open rather than to save the file.

-- 
Bret Busby
Armadale
West Australia
..............

"So once you do know what the question actually is,
 you'll know what the answer means."
- Deep Thought,
  Chapter 28 of 
  "The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy:
  A Trilogy In Four Parts",
  written by Douglas Adams, 
  published by Pan Books, 1992 
....................................................


The thing is, that I right clicked on the link, to open in a new tab, as 
I expected, as the link was a URL for a different web site than the web 
site where I was, that the browser tab/window would open up at the URL, 
rather than automatically commencing to open or download the file. As 
the download had began when I went ot the tab that had opened, I had 
assumed that the file was being downloaded to be saved on my disk, not 
being downloaded to be opened.

It was not clear, that clicking on the link, would commence to open the 
file rather than going to the URL to enable a person to download the 
file to be saved to disk.

-- 
Bret Busby
Armadale
West Australia
..............

"So once you do know what the question actually is,
 you'll know what the answer means."
- Deep Thought,
  Chapter 28 of 
  "The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy:
  A Trilogy In Four Parts",
  written by Douglas Adams, 
  published by Pan Books, 1992 
....................................................



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Re: Unable to download MySQL (fwd)Bret Busby14 Sep
  • Re: AutoResponders (was: Unable to download MySQL (fwd))Martijn Tonies14 Sep
    • Re: AutoResponders (was: Unable to download MySQL (fwd))GH14 Sep
      • Re: AutoResponders (was: Unable to download MySQL (fwd))James Cass14 Sep
  • Re: Unable to download MySQL (fwd)Jim Winstead14 Sep
Re: Unable to download MySQL (fwd)Bret Busby15 Sep
  • RE: Unable to download MySQL (fwd)Jonathan Jesse15 Sep
    • RE: Unable to download MySQL (fwd)Bret Busby15 Sep
      • Re: Unable to download MySQL (fwd)Jonathan Mangin15 Sep
  • Re: Unable to download MySQL (fwd)Daniel Kasak15 Sep