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Old 05-20-2009, 07:07 PM   #1
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Adobe Flash Player for FireFox in CentOS 5.3


Hey all,

I'm brand new to Linux (literally the only thing I know is basic UNIX commands for navigating directories/copying files) and I am trying to get Adobe Flash Player installed for FireFox on my CentOS 5.3/KDE desktop system I just set up.

After some googling, I typed the command "yum install firefox" and it magically downloaded and installed FireFox. I understand that YUM is the package manager but I don't really get the whole online repository thing. I guess my stock install of CentOS 5.3 has some default repository locations already configured and so it just knows which ones have FireFox? If someone could comment on this or point me towards an article/post that will explain it so I have a better understanding, I would appreciate it very much.

What I'm trying to do right now is get Flash installed so I can view flash websites. I went to NBA.com and clicked the embedded link that says Download Flash and it took me to an Adobe page where I eventually chose to download the version "YUM for Linux" which was a .RPM file (is this analogous to a .EXE file in Windows?). After downloading, a dialog box popped up and it started installing and afterwards it said it successfully installed - yet when I go to nba.com or other flash websites it still says I don't have flash. I have tried restarting my browser and rebooting the computer.

Any info/help on these questions would be greatly appreciated. Thanks so much.

- dshap

EDIT: FYI, this is the file I downloaded/installed:

http://linuxdownload.adobe.com/adobe...0-1.noarch.rpm

Last edited by dshap; 05-20-2009 at 07:24 PM.
 
Old 05-20-2009, 08:46 PM   #2
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If you've successfully installed the adobe-release RPM, you should now be able to do 'sudo yum install flash-plugin'. The adobe-release package simply adds the adobe yum repository to your list of available yum repositories. This flash player is provided by this repository and you should be able to install it. With any luck its no more complicated than that.

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Old 05-20-2009, 11:42 PM   #3
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it worked! thanks so much.

is there any way that i can see a list of all of my repositories and further a list of everything that i can possibly install via "yum install _____" within each repository?

flash-plugin, firefox, what else?
 
Old 05-21-2009, 03:46 AM   #4
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The repositories can be found in /etc/yum.repos.d/

'cat /etc/yum.repos.d/*' will display all text.

'yum list available' will list ......
( See 'man yum' )

'yum list available > available-packages.txt'
..... will print a text file in /home/"username"/
.....
.....
If you want more, the rpmfusion repo can be added
http://rpmfusion.org/Configuration
.....

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Old 02-17-2012, 07:54 AM   #5
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failing to install adobe flash player

how do i install the adobe-release RPM if i want to install adobe flash player
 
Old 02-17-2012, 10:26 AM   #6
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# 5.

1) su <password>
2) rpm -Uvh adobe-release-i386-1.0-1.noarch.rpm
http://linuxdownload.adobe.com/adobe...0-1.noarch.rpm
3) yum search flash
4) yum install flash-plugin

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