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From:Bret Busby Date:September 15 2004 4:01am
Subject:RE: Unable to download MySQL (fwd)
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On Tue, 14 Sep 2004, Jonathan Jesse wrote:

> Date: Tue, 14 Sep 2004 21:50:45 -0400
> From: Jonathan Jesse <jjesse@stripped>
> To: Bret Busby <bret@stripped>, mysql@stripped
> Subject: RE: Unable to download MySQL (fwd)
> 
> What happens when you right click on the link, should give you the option to
> save as?  Works for me w/ Mozzila
> 
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Bret Busby [mailto:bret@stripped]
> Sent: Tuesday, September 14, 2004 9:37 PM
> To: mysql@stripped
> Subject: Re: Unable to download MySQL (fwd)
> 
> 
> 
> 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
> ....................................................
> 
> 

When I right click on the link, using Mozilla, a menu is displayed, with 
an option (the closest to save as) being "Save Link Target". When the 
Save As dialogue box appears, the file name displayed, is "HTTP" and the 
file type displayed, is "All Files (*.*)" (That is in right clicking on 
the HTTP link for Australia - AusGamers, Sydney)

I think that the problem may be in the links on the downloads page, 
pointing directly to the files, rather than to the web pages that list 
file downloads, at each of the mirrors. But, that is just my perception.

This is using Mozilla 1.0.2, running on Red Hat Linux 7.3 .

-- 
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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