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Old 08-04-2009, 05:29 AM   #1
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yum install flash ... yum: command not found ... which yum ... /usr/bin/yum


Ok. I've searched the forum and I bet I'm just over looking something. I have Firefox 3.5.1 running on Fedora 11. I have the GPK Package Manager for Gnome and it shows Adobe Flash 10 is installed (for i386). However the Flash test at http://www.adobe.com/shockwave/welcome/ says I still need to download the plugin.

Here are the resources I've consulted so far:

Yum Command Not Found
- So I made sure I was at [root@localhost ~]

Adobe Flash player; can't complete install
- This is for Fedora 8 and I'm not sure if it applies.
- But I did try "yum install flash-player" but got "No package flash-player available"

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Old 08-04-2009, 07:28 AM   #2
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If you are not quite sure it is installed correctly :

http://get.adobe.com/flashplayer/

Select version to download ...
YUM for Linux :
http://get.adobe.com/flashplayer/tha...inux_%28YUM%29

1) su , password
2) rpm -Uvh adobe-release-i386-1.0-1.noarch.rpm

3) yum search flash
4) yum install flash-plugin
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Old 08-04-2009, 09:46 PM   #3
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Thanks for your feedback knudfl. Sorry I didn't see your response before I took a few extra steps or I would have tried that first. However I came across this website which gave me a great step by step installation for Fedora 11.

The third page gave me a tip to run "about: plugins" from the url in Firefox which gave me my "Aha moment" when it came back and said their were no plugins install. I restarted Firefox and it still said no plugins installed.

Then I searched through some more resources and came across these two commands. I tried the first one but "about: plugins" still showed no plugins installed. Then I tried the 2nd one and it said again no plugins installed. However after I installed the 2nd command below I decided to restart Firefox again, and 'Bingo'.

su -c 'yum install flash-plugin alsa-plugins-pulseaudio \ libcurl'

su -c 'yum install flash-plugin nspluginwrapper.x86_64 \nspluginwrapper.i586 alsa-plugins-pulseaudio.i586 \libcurl.i586'

So I honestly can't say which of the two commands fixed the prob. I'm leaning on the 2nd one simply because it seemed to do a lot more after it was run.

* This takes care of my "Adobe Flash Player" problem but I still don't have the "Adobe Shockwave Player" problem fixed yet. Thanks for your help.

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Old 08-05-2009, 08:51 AM   #4
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AFAIK, there is no "Adobe Shockwave Player" for Linux

http://www.adobe.com/shockwave/download/alternates/#sp

And I haven't met any sites asking for it,
when the flash-plugin is installed.

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Old 08-06-2009, 04:05 AM   #5
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Thanks for the info Knudfl ... Saved me some time in barking up the wrong tree.

I have been able to find an answer that seems reasonable (and another one here) but I don't think I will try it just this moment. If/when I do I will come back to this thread to provide feedback to help the next person.

And there is also a few thoughts on the subject here on another LinuxQuestions forum (I just found it a few min ago). However I have a few other things that I want to tackle; namely a windows backup (per my nephews request), and the completion of a few other tweaks on this Linux installation that I am working on right now.

Again, thanks for the information. And I hope this thread gives some sort of help to the next soul trying to search for a solution on this problem :-)

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Old 08-11-2009, 09:16 AM   #6
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i have this message:

[root@quimica flash]# yum search flash
Loaded plugins: rhnplugin, security
This system is not registered with RHN.
RHN support will be disabled.
http://linuxdownload.adobe.com/linux...ta/repomd.xml: [Errno 4] IOError: <urlopen error (111, 'Conexi\xc3\xb3n rehusada')>
Trying other mirror.
Error: Cannot retrieve repository metadata (repomd.xml) for repository: adobe-linux-i386. Please verify its path and try again


[root@quimica flash]# yum install flash-plugin
Loaded plugins: rhnplugin, security
This system is not registered with RHN.
RHN support will be disabled.
http://linuxdownload.adobe.com/linux...ta/repomd.xml: [Errno 4] IOError: <urlopen error (111, 'Conexi\xc3\xb3n rehusada')>
Trying other mirror.
Error: Cannot retrieve repository metadata (repomd.xml) for repository: adobe-linux-i386. Please verify its path and try again
 
Old 08-12-2009, 07:21 AM   #7
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@ caoz96 : Instead of hijacking a thread with a new
question : Please start your own thread.

Support for Redhat EL : Only when you pay for an account.

The free versions of Redhat EL 5.3 are :
CentOS 5.3 and Scientific Linux 'SL 53'
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Old 08-13-2009, 06:11 AM   #8
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Knudfl, I appreciate everything you've helped me with, but don't you think there is a chance you were being a little harsh with the newbie.

You did say "please" :-) ... but "blunting them up" with the whole "hijacking the thread" comment might be a bit discouraging for him/her if they are a newb and not familiar with the personality of Linux uber geeks :-)

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After all he/she just might not know any better or be too young to know the proper etiquette in forums. Of course, if "caoz96" is a little older or already familiar with forums, then he/she should know better.

No disrespect intended towards Knudfl at all.

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Old 04-13-2011, 11:25 AM   #9
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Wink Yum command not found

I got this error today, and after search what seems like forever there were no answers; so I created a fix for this issue.

In my instance the error said /usr/bin/yum doesn't exist.

This is the main yum start file.

I proceeded to log in to t root through the GUI which is done by editing the /ect/inittab and changing this line id:5:initdefault: to id:3:initdefault:

Then rebooting the computer; when it reboots you will notice that the GUI doesn't start, so you need to login to you root user, and then use the startx command to start the GUI desktop.

Then you will need to create file /etc/youm.conf unless it exists, mine seemed to be gone.

After you create yum.conf you will need to insert your Linux fedora 14 CD, and look all the way at the bottom of the packages folder.

There you will find all of the yum packages, since yum is not found, you will need to extract the packages to the appropriate folders and rum yum update.

This fixed the issue in my computer.

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