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Old 02-17-2007, 02:16 AM   #1
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Permission


yeah I'm new to linux and stuff

tux@Linux:~$ install_flash_player_9_linux.tar.gz
-bash: ./install_flash_player_9_linux.tar.gz: Permission denied

can u guys help? plz and thank you.
 
Old 02-17-2007, 02:23 AM   #2
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Things in tar.gz format are not executables, they're archives. You need to extract the script from that archive and then run it. To extract from a tar.gz file, you use "tar xzvf filename", e.g.

tar xzvf install_flash_player_9_linux.tar.gz

x is for extract, z is for filtering through gzip, v is for verbose output (this isn't necessary, but personally I prefer to see what's being extracted) and f lets you specify the file to use.
 
Old 02-17-2007, 04:49 AM   #3
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After doing what Nylex said,

You must be in root for the giving the program permission.

Type su at the prompt.
Type the password.
Run the program again.
Type exit when you're done.
 
Old 02-17-2007, 05:25 AM   #4
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Depending on your distro, you are probably better off trying to use the installation manager on your system than installing from source.
 
Old 02-17-2007, 05:32 AM   #5
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Adobe don't provide the source for the Flash player plugin. All that's in that archive is a script that installs the plugin, IIRC.
 
Old 02-17-2007, 06:49 PM   #6
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Please enter the installation path of the Mozilla, SeaMonkey,
or Firefox browser (i.e., /usr/lib/mozilla):
dir= /home/tux/

WARNING: Please enter a valid installation path.

Please enter the installation path of the Mozilla, SeaMonkey,
or Firefox browser (i.e., /usr/lib/mozilla):


I don't undersand this my brother used to do everything for me plz help
 
Old 02-18-2007, 03:07 AM   #7
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Try /home/<username>/.mozilla.
 
Old 02-18-2007, 08:10 AM   #8
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tar -xzvf install_flash_player_9_linux.tar.gz

cd install_flash_player_9_linux

./flashplayer-installer
 
Old 02-18-2007, 01:05 PM   #9
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I didn't notice where you mentioned which browser you are using. If FireFox, the installation path I used (Suse 10.2) was /usr/lib/firefox even though the example path suggested mozilla.
 
  


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