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Old 06-30-2008, 04:43 PM   #1
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Fedora multimedia howto

all 11 lines of the howto are copied below,
Fedora won't distribute from their site because Macromedia's license doesn't permit it, but there are no other legal barriers to using the RPMs at

Follow those directions, dropping the Macromedia repository configuration in your /etc/yum.repos.d/ directory. It should look much like this:

name=Macromedia for i386 Linux

Then do the installation:

yum install flash-plugin

all files in /etc/yum/repos.d end in ".d", so is /repos.d a repository itself?

so does "dropping the Macromedia repository ... in directory" mean copying the 6 lines from {macromedia] to gpgkey= ... GPG-KEY in the repos.d directory over the 8 ... .repo files?

my ability to follow directions seems near zero but of course thanks for any generous time ... KELLY
Old 06-30-2008, 05:07 PM   #2
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Actually, repo files go in /etc/yum.repos.d and end in .repo, so copy the text above to /etc/yum.repos.d/macromedia.repo and you should be OK

ls /etc/yum.repos.d
adobe-linux-i386.repo fedora-updates-testing.repo fedora.repo livna-testing.repo
fedora-rawhide.repo fedora-updates.repo livna-devel.repo livna.repo

Last edited by billymayday; 06-30-2008 at 05:10 PM.
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so much generous and useful help- thanks to all


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