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Old 01-10-2004, 10:07 AM   #1
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flash player install under linux


i downloaded the flash player 6 for linux. and it asked me to enter the installation path of the Mozilla. but i can't find where my mozilla directory is. it's not in /usr/bin neither /usr/lib or anywhere else. anyone knows how to find my mozilla installation path? thanks!
 
Old 01-10-2004, 10:21 AM   #2
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Hi!

If you type
~> locate mozilla
you will probably get a lot more info than you want.

Try
~> /usr/local/mozilla/mozilla

Edit: This could also give a good hint:
~> which mozilla

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Old 01-10-2004, 10:40 AM   #3
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thx for your advice! i used to type "locate" command. but it said : command not found in my suse9pro.

and the output of "which mozilla" is: usr/bin/mozilla, but the flash player installation requires a directory but not mozilla file.

and....there is no mozilla directory under /usr/local/

hehehe.....i m a bit confused...
 
Old 01-10-2004, 11:03 AM   #4
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Hi again!

There is a default plug-in in mozilla call 'nullplugin' that is run when no appropriate plug-in is found. Try looking for it!
~> locate libnullplugin.so

On my machine the answer is:
/usr/local/mozilla/plugins/libnullplugin.so
and then I think that what the flash player would want is '/usr/local/mozilla'

Edit: Sorry, I must have read your reply somewhat sloppy. If you don't have 'locate' you could use 'find' as fyoder suggests.

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Old 01-10-2004, 12:50 PM   #5
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Or if you want to be thorough you could try find from the root:

find / -name plugins

To avoid a lot of error noise, do it as root. This takes some time to run, so you might want to try

find /usr -name plugins

first, as it will be a bit faster, and your mozilla/plugins directory is likely under /usr or /usr/local somewhere.
 
Old 01-10-2004, 12:56 PM   #6
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Quote:
Originally posted by fyoder
Or if you want to be thorough you could try find from the root:

find / -name plugins

To avoid a lot of error noise, do it as root. This takes some time to run, so you might want to try

find /usr -name plugins

first, as it will be a bit faster, and your mozilla/plugins directory is likely under /usr or /usr/local somewhere.
That just helped me out.

'which mozilla' pointed me at /usr/lib/mozilla, but the player install hated it.

The find command showed me /usr/lub/mozilla-1-2-1, which the flash player install accepted.

Thanks!
 
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ok.... i think my path should be the most strange one.... it's under: /opt/mozilla/lib/ directory.

i use >find / -name mozilla* which i think the case should be similar like upstairs "mozilla-1-2-1". but the result suprised me. hoho. anyway, it works! thanks guys! learned a new thing!
 
Old 01-10-2004, 03:40 PM   #8
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Interesting, I thought opt was obsolete, but perhaps not.

Here's a page with the rationale:
http://www.pathname.com/fhs/2.2/fhs-3.12.html
 
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Quote:
Originally posted by MartinN
Edit: Sorry, I must have read your reply somewhat sloppy. If you don't have 'locate' you could use 'find' as fyoder suggests.

Regards
Martin [/B]
ooo.... btw, why don't i have a locate command in my terminal? i do miss something while i was installing it
 
  


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