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Old 11-19-2007, 11:10 PM   #1
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Plez, Plez help unpack firefox plugin

Just downloaded Install_flash_player_9_linux.tar.gz
its sitting on my Xfce 4.4.1 Desktop in Slackware12. Plez just tell me what to do.
Do: open terminal as root or usr
cd /home/username
type tar zxvf Install_flash_player_9_linux.tar.gz

make install

Or Do I use gunzip Install_flash_player_9_linux.tar.gz ???
Old 11-19-2007, 11:22 PM   #2
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You don't need to compile that - it's supplied as a binary. Try the following:
Do: open terminal as root or usr
cd /home/username
tar -xzf install_flash_player_9_linux.tar.gz
cd install_flash_player_9_linux
Old 11-20-2007, 12:10 AM   #3
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Thanks sooo much
1. Ok what do I do with the Install_flash tar archve Box and install_flash folder on my desktop now?
2. At end of flash install I got a message: Ask your Administrator to remove the xpti.dat of the Mozilla or Netscape browser.

I know Admin. = perform task as root but what am I being asked to remove and how do I remove it?

Flash install went well as far as I can tell. Just tell me how to cleanup my Destop,

3. I have a bunch of downloads, next batch todo are: bjfilter-2.2.1.tar.gz
Do I unpack and install these Printer packages the same way I did adobe flash_player?

Last edited by NightSky; 11-20-2007 at 12:55 AM.
Old 11-20-2007, 02:30 AM   #4
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You can safely delete the tar file and the install file after installation. If you like you could store the tar file alone in some backup folder for future use.
About the other packages you intend to download: the installation method could differ from package to package. What usually stays the same is the existence of a file called README and another called INSTALL.
Skim through those files and you'll know how to install that package. Usually if its a single file (as in the case of the flash installer), its a shell script that just needs to be executed.
Old 12-10-2007, 01:42 AM   #5
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1) Should I install flashplayer system wide as root or should I install locally?

2) Also my /usr partition is /dev/hde2, so if I install system wide: what would my path be?

3)What is the correct system wide path to install firefox pluggins?
a) /dev/hde2/usr/lib/mozilla/pluggins
b) /dev/hde2/usr/lib/Firefox/pluggins

What is the correct path locally /home/usr/mozilla/firefox

Last edited by NightSky; 12-10-2007 at 10:09 PM. Reason: Had to reinstall flash and 1st time around it is asking for a path.


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