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Old 02-07-2011, 04:20 AM   #1
RHELrook91
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Unhappy Cannot Install Adobe Flash Player as RPM Package


I am trying to install Adobe Flash Player on my operating system, my vendor is Red Hat.

I simply type as indicated from the console:

#rpm -Uvh adobe-release-i386-1.0-1.noarch.rpm

and this is my outcome:
Preparing... ########################################### [100%]
package adobe-release-i386-1.0-1.noarch is already installed

Then, when I click the Dump File of where I archived the adobe flash player, it states "No Packages were given for installation"

So Now it does not want to run itself on the kernel, but I also noticed that there is a "Adobe v10 Bug" right next to where the rpm package was archived. Is there something I might have overlooked?
 
Old 02-07-2011, 10:00 AM   #2
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Basically what the rpm installation does is copying a .so file in the "plugin directory" of your browser. You could work around it, by extracting by yourself the file (As much as I remember, it's called flashplugin.so) in the plugin directory.
About the plugin directory, you can read here: http://kb.mozillazine.org/Determinin...ctory_on_Linux
 
Old 02-07-2011, 03:15 PM   #3
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What browser...

Why are you not installing the Flash browser plug-in supplied by Adobe? Are you not using Firefox or Chrome or is there no plug-in for your browser of choice?

http://www.adobe.com/products/flashplayer/systemreqs/
 
Old 02-08-2011, 03:18 AM   #4
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@ dracuss, I used the "null plugin location" to see if deterimine my plugin directory for my version of firefox (v. 3.6.13):

#find / -name libnullplugin.so -print

Quote:
find:_________ Permission Denied
I am trying to read solutions to an academic site known as cramster. The solutions need Adobe Flash Player v. 8.0+ to utilize the rest of the web page. This is such a nail bitter.
 
Old 02-08-2011, 05:26 AM   #5
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RHELrook91, Just check if the directories listed on that webpage exist. If they exist, copy the plugin file in there and that's all. After you restart the browser, you should have flash working.
 
  


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