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Old 10-18-2003, 02:22 AM   #1
Pedroski
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APT & Mozilla &Macromedia Flash


Trying to get Macro Flash plugin for Mozilla:
I downloaded apt-0.5.5cnc6-fr1.src.rpm.
I untarred it and stuck it all in /root/Temp.
I then entered autoconf.
But it can't find rpm.
I get checking rpm version
No rpm.
So autoconf doesn't make the script ./configure.

Do I need to set a path variable? Or what?
rpm --version gives version 4.2.
Thanks for any tips!
Oh, and Good Morning, it's cold here!
 
Old 10-18-2003, 02:37 AM   #2
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why don't you "rpm --rebuild *.src.rpm" ? and why are you using apt-*.src.rpm in redhat?

also, why rebuild an src.rpm when there's a binary rpm?
http://sluglug.ucsc.edu/macromedia/a....79-1.i386.rpm
 
Old 10-18-2003, 08:24 AM   #3
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I downloaded the * i386.rpm, rpmed it, but something didn't go right. When I entered apt-getupdate, I get bash: no such command. There is no apt binary on my machine. The rpm manager in Red Hat 9 is obstruse, you don't get a nice view of what is to be unpacked and what is going on.
I also tried rpm -i -a -v, in a terminal. But no binary apt appeared on my machine .
So I thought, download source, do it that way, but then, autoconf can't find my rpm, although it is there. So where is the config file for the path?
Now, it might be my machine, or Red Hat. Is there a scandisk for Linux?

I will try rpm --rebuild, let you know. Thanks
Peter
 
Old 10-18-2003, 10:15 AM   #4
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I tried rpm --rebuild thefile.src
I get : unknown option --rebuild.
Also, I cannot see --rebuild in the list of options for rpm.
Do you know what you're on about?
 
Old 10-18-2003, 10:30 AM   #5
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I'll see if I can make this easier for you.

First open up your Mozilla browser, click on help and then on "About Plug-ins". On this page you will see any plug-ins you have installed. At the top of the page is says something about visiting netscape to get plugins, click on the word netscape at the end of the line (its a link). Now after you have been taken to Netscapes plug-in site you will see 4 or 5 plug ins that are available (Adobe PDF, Realplayer, FlashPlayer etc). Click on the download button for flashplayer and you should be taken to the page to download flashplayer for Linux. There are simple instructions on the page to install it, just remember to close your browser when it asks you to and when your done you need to logout and log back in for it to show up.

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Old 10-18-2003, 10:48 AM   #6
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u can get the plugin from macromedia. its in tar form. untar it somewhere (doesn't matter where). then you can run the file
./install-flashplayer
(or something similar recalling from memory.)
 
Old 10-18-2003, 02:16 PM   #7
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Quote:
Originally posted by Pedroski
I tried rpm --rebuild thefile.src
I get : unknown option --rebuild.
Also, I cannot see --rebuild in the list of options for rpm.
Do you know what you're on about?
from man rpm:

Quote:
REBUILD AND RECOMPILE OPTIONS
There are two other ways to invoke building with rpm:

rpm {--rebuild|--recompile} SOURCEPKG ...

When invoked this way, rpm installs the named source package, and does a
prep, compile and install. In addition, --rebuild builds a new binary
package. When the build has completed, the build directory is removed (as
in --clean) and the the sources and spec file for the package are removed.
so, yes i think i know what i'm on about.
now why couldn't you install the rpm? what output were you getting? what exact command did you use?
shobbit's right too, as you can use macromedia's shell script installer from their tarball. you can also with the tarball install the flash files manually by copying them into your browser's plugins folder. those files are *.xpt and a *.so file.
 
  


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