clearing up about packages

Janina Sajka janina at
Mon Mar 3 19:09:19 EST 2003

Sounds like you did the right thing with the RealPlayer RPM file.

trplayer is also available as an rpm file, so you would follow a similar

You will also need to create a .mailcap (notice the initial dot) in your
home directory. This tells Linux what programs handle what kinds of

All of this is available on the Speakup goodies site, which I usually
access by ftp, so I can't say whether you can also get there via http.

Danny Crone writes:
> From: Danny Crone <dannyboy at>
> Hello.  Thought I should clear up what I wrote about in my last message.  A 
> couple days ago I downloaded the file
> RealPlayer-8.0-1.i386.rpm
> It was downloaded to my computer when I was logged in as the user, but not 
> as root.  However, after getting the file I logged in as root, and ran the 
> rpm to install this package.  Did I follow the correct procedure?
> Also, I heard that the
> trplayer-1.2.0-1.i386.rpm
>  should be downloaded.  Where should the trplayer file be placed?  Thanks.
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