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Old 03-16-2004, 10:30 PM   #1
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flash 6 installation problems

during flash player 6, near the end of the install it asked me to enter the installation path of mozilla which is /usr/lib/mozilla, but in doing so i got an error saying:
WARNING: /home/steven/tmp/install_flash_player_6_linux/usr/lib/mozilla is not a directory.
It is as if i told it /usr/lib/mozilla is a subdirectory of home, however, i wdont know why it is doing this. Perhaps it is because i am installing flash from my home directory, but if this is the cause, how to i switch to just /usr/lib/mozilla since i cant use any commands such as cd during the installation. Any advice would be appreciated, thx.
Old 03-17-2004, 12:13 AM   #2
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gotta back out and start in with
su -
cd /home/you/install_flash...etc
then run the ./flashplayer-installer to your /usr/lib/mozilla

if you try running the file straight from the :$ prompt instead of as root, you will at best have a link set in your /home .mozilla prefs file.
not good.

or you could just untar the package, open the /install_flash... file and copy the .xpt and .so files straight into your /plugins file!!! (much easier).

luck -O.
Old 03-17-2004, 04:56 AM   #3
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Which web browser do you use? Is Mozilla installed
Old 03-17-2004, 06:20 AM   #4
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Or try FireFox, it worked great for my.
A nice pop-up with a download button
*Click* *Click* *Click* and it works.
Have to warn, tha java was a different story and I'm not to found of the profile use in it. But its a nice browser.

maybe, just maybe....its of any use
Old 03-17-2004, 08:03 AM   #5
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just in case, for java, su - and as root:
(after downloading and installing [rpm -Uvh ~...] java2 from as per their directions)

cd /usr/lib/mozilla/plugins
ln -sf /usr/java/j2re1.4.2_03/plugin/i386/ns610-gcc322/

to test, surf to, and click on any of the little film-can icons.

luck -O
Old 03-17-2004, 12:10 PM   #6
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id like to add.. that the flash installer sucks.. I just copy the so files to the plugins directory of whatever browser I need t installed in and it works every time


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