difficulty with installing Adobe Flash Player in RHEL 4
I have difficulty trying to install Adobe Flash Player in
RHEL 4. I follow the instructions from
When I run /flashplayer-installer according to "Option 1"
I am getting an error:
ERROR: Your architecture, \'x86_64\', is not supported by the
Adobe Flash Player installer.
"Option 2" does not work either.
Could someone help me to resolve this issue?
Manually install the files as per the installer, open the flashplayer-installer script file any text editor for the information.
Install the flash-plugin rpm package from here: http://dag.wieers.com/rpm/packages/flash-plugin/
You want this one: flash-plugin-22.214.171.124-1.el4.rf.i386.rpm
rpm -Uvh flash-plugin-126.96.36.199-1.el4.rf.i386.rpm
warning: flash-plugin-188.8.131.52-1.el4.rf.i386.rpm: V3 DSA signature: NOKEY, key ID 6b8d79e6
Preparing... ########################################### [100%]
1:flash-plugin ########################################### [100%]
It seems the plug in was installed
but in Mozilla>Help >About Plug-ins from the browser menu this
plug in does not show up, moreover mozilla failed to show the internet
video. let say
I'm not super up on RH4, but you may need to manually link the plugin to the Mozilla plugins directory. Find out where the rpm put the file libflashplayer.so and then make a link to it in the mozilla/plugins directory.
Now you will need the nsplugiwrapper to enable the 32-bit plugin for use with the 64-bit browser.
Install both at the same time when done downloading;
rpm -Uvh nspluginwrapper*.rpm
Alas, video still does not work ...
and got the following message instead of video:
The video timed out attempting to play.
Please ensure that you do not have any Flash Blocking plugins active.
What could this be ?
Is it a flash video or something else??? The cnn link runs just fine on my system, but I do have mplayer 32-bit with codecs installed.
$ rpm -qa 'mplayer*' | sort
The mplayer-codecs rpm packages can be found at: http://rpm.pbone.net/
The rest can be found at the rpmforge (Dag Wieers's site), it would be a good idea to follow the instructions here: http://dag.wieers.com/rpm/FAQ.php#B
Then one can do something like: yum install mplayer mplayerplug-in mplayer-skins mplayer-fonts
to install it for several days, but it just does not work
see the thread
Is there any other way to install mplayer without yum
See the How-to: http://wiki.centos.org/HowTos/Packag...ment/YumOnRHEL
implement the algorithm described in it.
The implementation seems very complicated and
definetly will take a lot of time and effort.
There is no guarantee that I will succeed at the end.
Do you know any other way of installing the software
just by using rpm utility ?
Review the How-to once more, they have a list of the packages needed for a sucessful yum installation.
As for installing mplayer using rpm, start with the list I posted in an earlier reply. Download the packages from Dag's site into a common location along with the mplayer-codecs from pbone. Install them all at once;
rpm -Uvh *.rpm
For any missing dependencies get them from Dag's (rpmforge) site and place them in the same location as the rest. You will want the one's with .el4 and/or rf in the filename. Repeat this process until you have all required packages.
I am still struggling to install yum ...
I reviewed the article http://wiki.centos.org/HowTos/Packag...ment/YumOnRHEL
I got all these packages, which are
in my case, since I have EL4, x86_64
I installed, "yum" utility which still does not work!
# yum search httpd
Setting up repositories
adobe-linux-i386 100% |=========================| 951 B 00:00
not using ftp, http[s], or file for repos, skipping - 4WS is not a valid release or hasnt been released yet
Cannot find a valid baseurl for repo: update
There is a second part in this article which I have to do
which is to cofiger yum properly and I do not understand this part
Below is the paragraph from the paper which explains this part:
"You will notice that the RHEL-Base.repo file is listed as a NoSource file. Since you must create your own repository, there is no way to know what server this repository will live on, etc. It is suggested that you use the CentOS-Base.repo file as a template and create a RHEL-Base.repo file appropriate for your environment. Once it is in place, put it in the SOURCES directory of your rpm build path, and rebuild the SRPM redhat-yumconf-4-4.7.el4.nosrc.rpm."
1)Ok. I found CentOS-Base.repo inside /etc/yum.repos.d
But I do not have any idea how I should modify the file
to make it "appropriate for your environment" i.e. "my environment"
I would realy apreciate if someone would give me
at least a hint how to do this.
2): "put it in the SOURCES directory of your rpm build path"
my rpmbuild is /usr/bin/rpmbuild. Where is the "SOURCES directory"
3) "rebuild the SRPM redhat-yumconf-4-4.7.el4.nosrc.rpm"
How to do this properly ?
#rpmbuild --rebuild redhat-yumconf-4-4.7.el4.nosrc.rpm
Is this a proper way of rebuilding?
My CentOS-Base.repo file is below
# This file uses a new mirrorlist system developed by Lance Davis for CentOS.
# The mirror system uses the connecting IP address of the client and the
# update status of each mirror to pick mirrors that are updated to and
# geographically close to the client. You should use this for CentOS updates
# unless you are manually picking other mirrors.
# If the mirrorlist= does not work for you, as a fall back you can try the
# remarked out baseurl= line instead.
name=CentOS-$releasever - Base
name=CentOS-$releasever - Updates
#packages used/produced in the build but not released
name=CentOS-$releasever - Addons
#additional packages that may be useful
name=CentOS-$releasever - Extras
#additional packages that extend functionality of existing packages
name=CentOS-$releasever - Plus
#contrib - packages by Centos Users
name=CentOS-$releasever - Contrib
I would really apreciate your help !!!
# rpm -qa 'mplayer*' | sort
Alas, the video still does not work .....
For example, I can not watch http://www.cnn.com/video/#/video/spo...graduates.pool
What could be the problem ?
Forget about the redhat-yumconf-4-4.7.el4.nosrc.rpm it is not needed.
You do want to edit the CentOS-Base.repo file, I will give you one example this applies to the rest of the repos within the file;
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