From Bugzilla Helper: User-Agent: Mozilla/4.7 [en] (WinNT; U) BuildID: 2000041805 the mime type .rpm is wrongly recognized as a real audio file. The browser attempts to load the real audio plugin to play this file. I cancelled the plugin with the escape key. I got the download dialog by clicking on the download link + keepign shitf button pressed. The download continues but the file is being copied to memory and will eventually run out of memory. Reproducible: Always Steps to Reproduce: 1. use the url above to attempt to download this .rpm file 2. browser recognizes this mime type as real audio 3. browser attempts to load real plug in 4. escape from this 5. click the download link + shift key pressed 6. brings up download dialog 7. choose a directory to download file Actual Results: Use task manager to follow the memory leak. browser crashed when it ran out of memory Expected Results: download file using a buffer and refresh buffer after each block. a possible solution could be to keep a hot key combo to bring up a dialog. Let the user select to proceed with the default action. Also allow the mime type media to be downloaded for offline playback ? Only recently got to play with Mozilla. Great work. I'd like to make more effort to bring this to the community.
.rpm is actually one of RealAudio's MIME types, so if it is installed it will "take over" the rpm types, till you tell it otherwise. However: excessive RAM leaks have been reported earlyer when downloading - both via ftp and html, and both on Linux and NT. So this is likely a dup of bug 32741 Did you check what happens when you only right-click and select save? (Without the .rpm mistake happening first I mean..)
<Assuming that Mozilla has the same behavior as NC 4.X in this area> What is really annoying is doing this over FTP. When a file is downloaded over FTP, and the file has an extension that is registered on the system, the associated program is launched to view the file. This makes readme.doc files launch in Word, etc. There is no choice over FTP other than to SHIFT+Click.
Moving to the same owners and component as bug 32741. Lads - if you think this is a dupe, feel free :-) Gerv
chaning status to New
Yeah, I think this is a dup. *** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 32741 ***
verified DUP of 32741