[SLE] Looking for the right setting...
From: Tom Emerson (osnut_at_pacbell.net)
To: email@example.com Date: Tue, 20 Jan 2004 03:09:08 -0800
to make Konquerer "prompt to save" a .rpm file instead of automagically
opening it/attempting/offering to install it. I'm finding this to be a royal
pain [even though I have DSL] because lots of sites are hiding the "download"
step behind some form of script -- the two most notable are sourceforge and
Sourceforge is perhaps the worse offender of the two, because it uses a
5-second "redirect" script to automatically "start the download";
unfortunately, konquerer "recognizes" the .rpm setting and tries to open it
in kpackage or embedded-but-still-an-rpm-loader. right-clicking and
selecting "save link as" merely returns a 600-odd byte file that is the HTML
of the "about to force the download" redirect, not the file itself.
A close second is packman -- while you can right-click and do the "save as..."
bit, the "suggested" name is ALWAYS "download.php" (and the color scheme
chosen by the packman site makes the "selected/active" link functionally
unreadable so I can't even retype the 60-odd character filename of
"whatagreatprogram-version.i386.something_at-random.distro.rpm" by hand :)
So, outside of REMOVING the "association"(*), what switch setting or other
config item do I need to look at to get konq to actually [and intelligently]
prompt for "downloading vs. opening" .rpm files?
(*) as you might guess, removing the association isn't what I want because
once the file is stored locally, OF COURSE I'll want to open the installer
when I click on the file Unfortunately, konq is doing double duty as both a
local file manager and general web browser -- now where have I seen that sort
of activity before -- could it be IE? --- nyahhhh.... ;)
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