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Old 11-14-2012, 03:52 AM   #1
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Installing adobe flash player

I downloaded manually from the adobe site and followed their instruction i.e. after extracting the tarball, I copied in /usr/lib/firefox/plugin and copied the files from 'usr'(created after the extraction) in the /usr directory but it didn't worked.

Then, I downloaded the .rpm file and converted it into .tgz and then tried to install it by "installpkg" command and I could see a directory titled flash plugin in /usr/lib but it is still not working.

Any help?
Old 11-14-2012, 04:34 AM   #2
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I think is not extracted in the directory /usr/lib/firefox/plugin but the /usr/lib/firefox/plugins or /usr/lib/mozilla/plugins. It can also be placed in $HOME/.mozilla/plugins.
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I usually just download the package from AlienBob's repository, works without any problems.
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Old 11-14-2012, 04:43 AM   #4
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If you're running 32bit Slackware, should go in /usr/lib/mozilla/plugins ; if you're running 64 bit, then put it in /usr/lib64/mozilla/plugins.

You may want to consider looking at and also to help simplify creation and installation of packages.

edit: too slow to post...TobiSGD offers an excellent solution.


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Old 11-14-2012, 06:37 AM   #5
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Thanks, alienbob repository is great.
Btw I have been using, for finding slack packages, any peculiar opinion on that?


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