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Old 08-15-2010, 03:00 PM   #1
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Angry Cannot uninstall flash-plugin from Yast (I've deleted "Flash-Plugin" directory"

In my frustration to get adobe flash working in firefox I deleted the /usr/lib/flash-plugin folder. Now when I try to uninstall "Flash-Plugin" from YAST it fails as it can't find the sub-folder. I also cannot install the latest version of flash player as it says that it is already installed - So I am stuck in a loop.

I am running SUSE 11.2.

Is there a config file of installed programs that I can modify to remove the "Flash-Plugin" entry, or is there another way to get over this problem.

Old 08-16-2010, 09:45 AM   #2
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Some ideas:

Reinstall the flash-plugin package with Yast, then uninstall it;

if Yast doesn't want to install it, use the rpm command in a console, if necessary with the force option; then uninstall it with Yast;

another idea is to create an empty /usr/lib/flash-plugin folder under root login, and then see if it is enough for Yast to do the uninstallation;

maybe other ways...


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