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Old 09-13-2009, 05:08 AM   #1
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Issue while installing flash player in Red Hat Enterprise Linux V5.1


Hi Guyzzzz........

I hav successfully installed RHEL5.1 on my system. I downloaded flash player from Adobe website. I chose RPM from the download type.

Now, I can find an icon on my GUI for the flash player. When I right-click the icon and click on "Open with software installer", I was able to install flash player. Even the system showed that the software has been installed. But still when I issue the command rpm -qi flash the output says that flash is not installed.

Is there any correct way to install the rpm package.

I even tried to install using rpm -ivh <flash player pkg name> even that did'nt work......

I have another query... where does the package gets installed when I download RPM's or any other software from the internet.. I want to know the path where the pkgs will be sotred.....

Cheers
Leela.......
 
Old 09-13-2009, 05:18 AM   #2
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You can look at the files in an installed package with the command: "rpm -ql <package name>". For examining the contents of an rpm file you download, you can use the command "rpm -qlp <path/to/rpmfile.rpm>". You need to use the full filename and not just the package name. You may not have gotten the package name correct, or part of what looks like a version number is actually part of the name.
For example:
Code:
jschiwal@qosmio:~/downloads> rpm -qi libtiff
package libtiff is not installed
jschiwal@qosmio:~/downloads> rpm -qi libtiff3
Name        : libtiff3                     Relocations: (not relocatable)
Version     : 3.8.2                             Vendor: openSUSE
Release     : 133.37.1                      Build Date: Fri Aug  7 09:07:18 2009
...
The number 3 is a part of the package name and not a part of the version. The full package filename is "libtiff3-3.8.2-133.37.1".


If this is a plugin for a web browser, then there may not be a program per-se. But a library that the browser uses.
 
Old 09-13-2009, 06:06 AM   #3
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You can look at the files in an installed package with the command: "rpm -ql <package name>". For examining the contents of an rpm file you download, you can use the command "rpm -qlp <path/to/rpmfile.rpm>". You need to use the full filename and not just the package name. You may not have gotten the package name correct, or part of what looks like a version number is actually part of the name.
For example:
Code:
jschiwal@qosmio:~/downloads> rpm -qi libtiff
package libtiff is not installed
jschiwal@qosmio:~/downloads> rpm -qi libtiff3
Name        : libtiff3                     Relocations: (not relocatable)
Version     : 3.8.2                             Vendor: openSUSE
Release     : 133.37.1                      Build Date: Fri Aug  7 09:07:18 2009
...
The number 3 is a part of the package name and not a part of the version. The full package filename is "libtiff3-3.8.2-133.37.1".


If this is a plugin for a web browser, then there may not be a program per-se. But a library that the browser uses.
yes.... it is a plugin for my webrowser.....
I have even tried using the full package name
rpm -qi flash-plugin-10.0.32.18-release.i386.rpm
still the output is "flash-plugin-10.0.32.18-release.i386.rpm"...

I have tried to locate the path of the installed rpm frm the command u stated above.

rpm -qlp flash-plugin-10.0.32.18-release.i386.rpm
the output is: error: open of flash-plugin-10.0.32.18-release.i386.rpm failed: No such file or directory. Is there anythin else I can try..

Anyways..... thanks for ur reply....
 
Old 09-13-2009, 01:33 PM   #4
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rpm -qlp flash-plugin-10.0.32.18-release.i386.rpm
The argument needs to be the actual file you downloaded. Include a full path the the file, or cd into the directory where you saved it.
Thanks for including the name of the file.
I downloaded a similar package for RHEL5 from the rpm.pbone.net website and looked at the contents.
Code:
rpm -qlp flash-plugin-10.0.15.3-1.el5.rf.i386.rpm
warning: flash-plugin-10.0.15.3-1.el5.rf.i386.rpm: Header V3 DSA signature: NOKEY, key ID 6b8d79e6
/usr/lib/flash-plugin
/usr/lib/flash-plugin/LICENSE
/usr/lib/flash-plugin/README
/usr/lib/flash-plugin/homecleanup
/usr/lib/flash-plugin/libflashplayer.so
/usr/lib/flash-plugin/setup
/usr/share/doc/flash-plugin-10.0.15.3
/usr/share/doc/flash-plugin-10.0.15.3/LICENSE
/usr/share/doc/flash-plugin-10.0.15.3/README
There is no binary executable. There is a library file that your browser uses.
Note the two readme files and the setup file. On the file I downloaded, the README's contain the license. The setup file is a bash script which does explain where the files should be copied to.
 
  


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