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Old 11-11-2011, 05:19 PM   #1
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Use adobe-linux or rpmforge yum repo for flash-plugin?

I have the rpmforge and other yum repos enabled for all the software on my system. When I first set up my system I enabled the adobe-linux repository because I thought I needed it in order to get the Flash plugin. However, I recently ran 'yum info flash-plugin' and saw the following, which makes it look like rpmforge also contains it!

Installed Packages
Name        : flash-plugin
Arch        : i386
Version     :
Release     : release
Size        : 17 M
Repo        : installed
From repo   : adobe-linux-i386
Summary     : Adobe Flash Player 11.1
URL         :
License     : Commercial
Description : Adobe Flash Plugin
            : Fully Supported: Mozilla SeaMonkey 1.0+, Firefox 1.5+, Mozilla 1.7.13+

Available Packages
Name        : flash-plugin
Arch        : i686
Version     :
Release     : 0.1.el6.rf
Size        : 5.4 M
Repo        : rpmforge
Summary     : Macromedia Flash Player
URL         :
License     : Commercial
Description : Macromedia Flash Player
            : By downloading and installing this package you agree to the included LICENSE.
I see that the version of flash-plugin in rpmforge is a little behind that in adobe-linux. Apart from not having delayed releases of flash-plugin, is there any other reason for me to use the adobe-linux repository, or could I just remove it altogether (not a big deal, but one less step in setting up my systems).

Generally how much time behind the adobe-linux repository is the rpmforge repository for any release of flash-plugin?
Old 11-11-2011, 05:33 PM   #2
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Well, assuming the yum is the last release, it is date by adobe as 10/4/11 where as the one you have installed is 11/10, so it looks like it's about a month behind


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