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Old 11-11-2007, 12:33 PM   #1
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Could SELinux be preventing me from installing flash plugin in FF?


hey

just what that subject says, is it possible? i have a fresh fedora 8 install, tried installing the flash plugin via firefox - it finds the plugin, tells me i have to accept the plugin license or whatever that is, downloads the plugin and .. says it failed installing and i should try doing it manually. now ive never had any problems installing flash via firefox (on other distros) and fedora is the first distro with SELinux i've tried. thanks to google i found out there was an issue with SELinux and flash over a year ago ..

so i went to Applications -> System Tools -> SELinux Management .. and set "Current enforcing mode" to "permissive". still nothing.

i'm completely new to this SELinux thing, could you point me at some good article/tutorial/whatnot about how SELinux works worth reading? (sure, i could find something myself, but would be nice to get some recommendation)

thanks,
wet
 
Old 11-11-2007, 01:08 PM   #2
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you should just go to adobe.com and install the yum repo for it: http://linuxdownload.adobe.com/adobe...0-1.noarch.rpm
then a simple "yum install flash-plugin"
 
Old 11-12-2007, 12:50 PM   #3
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that's exactly what i did. the plugin wasnt the problem, i was just wondering if selinux could have something to do with this.
 
Old 11-12-2007, 12:54 PM   #4
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so if it's installed, what's the issue? does aboutlugins list it? if so then it's just there... selinux won't affect that - why did you think it was relevant in the first place? other oustanding issues with it?
 
Old 11-12-2007, 01:00 PM   #5
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that's exactly what i did. the plugin wasnt the problem, i was just wondering if selinux could have something to do with this.
The problem is most likely permissions. You need to be root to install stuff, but you were most likely running Firefox as a normal user. Your user would not have permissions to install stuff in FF's plugins directory.
 
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Are you using 32 or 64 bit F8 ?
 
  


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