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Old 09-14-2003, 03:13 PM   #1
Ogledbyoldmen
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Angry Installing something on rh9...newb


Ok im new to linux, rh9, ive been trying to install a couple of things with no sucess.

One is the rpm for the u2date crap...

another is macromedia flash player...

it says something about a command line and im about to kill myself trying to figure out where this is...maybe someone with aim could help?


 
Old 09-14-2003, 04:23 PM   #2
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Go to the "Start" menu or whatever you want to call it and then go to "System Tools"->"Terminal"
 
Old 09-14-2003, 04:30 PM   #3
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Go to http://fedora.us/ , and install "yum", then run

"yum install up2date"
(you'll need the root password here)

run up2date so you are secure and happy again then do

"yum install flash-plugin"

to get flash
 
Old 09-14-2003, 04:47 PM   #4
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To install the Up2Date RPM, follow Crashed_Again's instructions and then type:
Code:
su -
In order to install any RPM, you need to be root.
 
Old 09-14-2003, 09:50 PM   #5
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by root you mean the root user?
 
Old 09-14-2003, 09:58 PM   #6
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Yes.
 
Old 09-15-2003, 02:31 AM   #7
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Here's some steps you could take to get these installed. Crashed_Again has already mentioned where to reach a terminal program, so I'll skip that. $ is the user prompt, and # is the root prompt. (I'm assuming up2date is already installed, if not replace "rpm -u" with "rpm -i".

$su
password: [type whatever you set your password to]
#rpm -u [name of the rpm]
#^d (ctrl+d)
$tar xzvf [name of flashplayer installer archive]
$cd [name of directory where archive extracted to]
$su
password: [same as before]
#./flashplayer-installer (or something to that effect)

When installing the flashplayer, you might have to specify which folder your browser is in so it can install the plugin in the right place.
 
  


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