Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 438254
When downloading .rpm files options is to save or "run with other..." - no "run with installer" option
Last modified: 2008-03-28 07:57:14 EDT
Description of problem:
When downloading a .rpm file (Skype, in this case), no option to "run with
installer" is shown - only "run with other program" and "save" are shown.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Rawhide today - and has been so for the last appx. 7 days (haven't tried earlier).
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Click on a .rpm file link on a web page
2. Dialog box appears, options are RUN (with "other program") and SAVE.
Dialog box should suggest RUN "with installer".
Unsure where this belongs - Firefox, Gnome, Anaconda or Packaging. Well, here it is.
Created attachment 298607 [details]
attempt to reproduce
Actaully I cannot reproduce it now. This is what I get both with FF2 as well as
Reporter, could elaborate a little bit on your environment? Is this upstream
firefox binary, or firefox from RH package? Could you reproduce it with running
Created attachment 298626 [details]
Screen dump FF3 after clicking link to .rpm file.
(The file seems to be for Fedora 5, but is the newest from Skype and works fine in Fedora 8.)
It's a clean boot.iso install-from-URL rawhide install made after the 19MAR2008
replication. No updates are available from rawhide, I haven't tried to use the
update menu item in FF.
FF3 reports "3.0b5pre".
Opening terminal windows and running "firefox -safe-mode" makes no difference. A
screen dump would be exactly the same as #3 (which was made with FF started from
GNOME FF icon).
And, yes, BTW, I run GNOME - and selected DANISH language and "dk" keyboard
during install. (I have filed a separate bug about the "dk" keyboard layout
chosen during install not taking effect.)
(Dummy comment with "I am providing the requested information for this bug" set.)
In this specific case, the server sends the following header:
Firefox correctly identifies it as an "RPM package" but doesn't offer
pk-install-file as an application. Tried adding that to the MimeType field in
pk-install-file.desktop but it didn't seem to change anything.
This is firefox in current rawhide.
will, did you do all update-mime-database magic?
Just for illustration:
[matej@localhost ~]$ curl -L -I http://www.skype.com/go/getskype-linux-fc7
HTTP/1.1 302 Found
Date: Fri, 28 Mar 2008 11:54:05 GMT
expires=Sat, 28-Mar-09 11:54:05 GMT; path=/; domain=.skype.com;
Content-Type: text/html; charset=utf-8
HTTP/1.1 200 OK
Date: Fri, 28 Mar 2008 12:03:54 GMT
Last-Modified: Thu, 27 Mar 2008 12:12:30 GMT
I've changed the mimetype of pk-install-file upstream to:
This should fix things. They'll be a release today and should be in rawhide by