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Old 11-07-2003, 11:35 AM   #1
kirvnet
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Help installing flash


Can anyone give some basic help (as in actual commands) on installing flash on Fedora. I know this may seem simple but it just don't work for me. I tried the regular route in which I normally install it, but it is not working.
 
Old 11-07-2003, 11:47 AM   #2
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unless it's different in fedora you should be able to click on the install flashplayer file you downloaded and you should get a message box asking you what to run it in. Click the "Run in Terminal" button and follow the instructions given by the program. just make sure you have the right path for mozilla when it comes time to set the path to install it to. I haven't used fedora yet so I'm basing this off my experiences in RedHat 9.
 
Old 11-07-2003, 11:52 AM   #3
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Thanks for replying. That is what I did, and with Fedora it does not work. It goes through the whole process but at the end it does show it in the About Plugins. This is the first time I have had trouble with installing flash. That is about the only plugin that I usually don't have any problem installing until now.
 
Old 11-07-2003, 12:22 PM   #4
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weird. So it installs it, and you see it in plugins but your getting no flash action when you surf the web... I'm going to install my copy of Fedora tonight. If I have the same issue and I figure it out I'll be sure and post a reply.
 
Old 11-07-2003, 12:29 PM   #5
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Sorry, I meant to say it does not show up in the About Plugins. As far as the install process though it goes all the way through and shows it installing. Anyway I think I found the problem on a Fedora thread I just have not had time to try it.
 
Old 11-07-2003, 01:05 PM   #6
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flash dependancy

I found this out:

error: Failed dependencies: libstdc++-libc6.2-2.so.3 is needed by flash-plugin-6.0.79-1

i got compat-libstdc++-7.3-2.96.118.i386.rpm from http://rpm.pbone.net/ and ran that then the flash both as rpm -Uvh, and now have flash installed.

for the newbies out there:

1. download the libc rpm from the site above (i used the RH-other build, but u could use RH 9 builds too).
2. rpm -Uvh the libc file.
3. get the flash file from http://www.macromedia.com/shockwave/...ad/alternates/
4. rpm -Uvh that.
5. done!

hope that helps....

dan
 
Old 11-07-2003, 02:51 PM   #7
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thanks for the info, I'll remember that tonight when I'm installing Fedora
 
Old 11-07-2003, 03:04 PM   #8
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you can also

yum install compat-libstdc++-7.3-2.96.118.i386.rpm

built for Fedora Core 1

then install the flash rpm
 
Old 11-07-2003, 03:47 PM   #9
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Thanks for the replies. That worked it out for me.
 
Old 11-08-2003, 10:27 PM   #10
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You guys are fantastic... worked for me too - after trawling the internet this is the only bit of advice that worked.
 
Old 11-09-2003, 03:19 AM   #11
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this is the best site to find info on linux stuff.
 
Old 11-09-2003, 08:13 PM   #12
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That's right...this is the best site for sure.

I just wanted to mention to all that the compat-libstdc++-7.3-2.96.118.i386.rpm
rpm is also available on the THIRD Fedora disc. It comes with the Distro..but doesn't
install on the installation. you can just get it from there if you like.

Also, Mozplugger is provided on the discs as well, but you have to install it
after the distro install. This is a newer version of the "plugger" plug-in and
seems to work pretty well and telling Mozilla where to go with different
file types.

Have fun!
 
Old 11-11-2003, 06:33 AM   #13
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thanks for the info, just got macromedia flash installed with the help from this thread. i had also got the failed dependencies, installing in the terminal or red hat package manager. i had the flash player installed, but was also missing the compactc++etc file. got it off the 3 rd cd-rom, and now in business.
 
Old 11-12-2003, 02:52 PM   #14
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Quote:
yum install compat-libstdc++-7.3-2.96.118.i386.rpm
Well, actually it's "yum install compat-libstdc++" (the other command doesn't work because a package name is expected).
 
Old 11-18-2003, 07:46 AM   #15
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anyone know where the plugins directory actually is now?
 
  


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