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Old 06-27-2009, 03:04 AM   #16
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I just installed flash on a Fedora 11 system. The installer was refusing to work**, so I simply copied the plugin file to /usr/lib/mozilla/plugins. Firefox typically wants its plugins in one of 2 places: /usr/lib/mozilla or /usr/lib/firefox (the latter might be an alias to /usr/bin/firefox-<version>

I don't understand why one would need to mess around with sudo on Fedora---just "su" to root......



**In one of those annoying little scenes we've all learned to dread, the installer says "enter the browser installation path" but won't recognize the normal entries. Rather than try to figure out what was in its little pea-brain, I just copied the plugin to a place I knew would work.....
 
Old 06-27-2009, 04:00 AM   #17
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I don't understand why one would need to mess around with sudo on Fedora---just "su" to root......
Hi Pix,
It's one of the quirks of a given distro that not all of us know by heart. In Ubuntu, I know, there is no root account set up by default and you have to perform certain steps to set one up. sudo seems to be set up by default on buntu. I didn't know that Fedora worked like Debian and not like Buntu.

In the future I'll avoid trying to give advice to Fedora users to avoid these problems. I think there are good reasons (security related) for using sudo sometimes rather than superuser (su) for operations such as the ones under discussion. In any event I apologise for the intrusion.
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Old 06-27-2009, 04:08 AM   #18
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In any event I apologise for the intrusion.
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Huh???!!!! For what are you apologizing..??..
 
Old 06-27-2009, 04:24 AM   #19
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Huh???!!!! For what are you apologizing..??..
I was the one who suggested that the OP use sudo. I didn't know Fedora didn't behave like buntu and did behave like Debian. I'm just now reading your remarks on the "sudo" thread. I'll post more on that thread. I was trying to make things as easy as possible for the OP. If you read this entire thread you'll see he is rather... inexperienced.
No harm, no foul.
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