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Old 04-13-2005, 09:20 AM   #1
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flash problem in mozilla can't find /usr/lib/mozilla


While I am not really a newbie there is a problem when I install flach for mozilla, it can't find /usr/lib/mozilla as a 'valid' directory. There are files and directories below it. Anyone see the same thing?

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[root@localhost install_flash_player_7_linux]# ./flashplayer-installer
Copyright(C) 2002-2003 Macromedia, Inc. All rights reserved.
Macromedia Flash Player 7 for Linux
Macromedia Flash Player 7 will be installed on this machine.
You are running the Macromedia Flash Player installer as the "root" user.
Macromedia Flash Player 7 will be installed system-wide.
Support is available at http://www.macromedia.com/support/flashplayer/
To install Macromedia Flash Player 7 now, press ENTER.
To cancel the installation at any time, press Control-C.
NOTE: Macromedia Flash Player requires two font packages
to be installed, ttfonts and urw-fonts.
Press ENTER to continue...
Please enter the installation path of the Mozilla, Netscape,
or Opera browser (i.e., /usr/lib/mozilla): /usr/lib/mozilla
WARNING: Please enter a valid installation path.
Please enter the installation path of the Mozilla, Netscape,
or Opera browser (i.e., /usr/lib/mozilla):
[root@localhost install_flash_player_7_linux]# ls /usr/lib/mozilla
plugins
[root@localhost install_flash_player_7_linux]# ls /usr/lib/mozilla/plugins/
nphelix.so nphelix.xpt
[root@localhost install_flash_player_7_linux]#
 
Old 04-13-2005, 09:30 AM   #2
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Are you sure that's the correct path? You must provide the installer with the correct path to your mozilla installation. Or if you're sure, you can copy by hand the files: libflashplayer.so, flashplayer.xpt to your mozilla plugins directory.

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Old 04-13-2005, 10:08 AM   #3
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Lo there,

I don't know whether it's relevant, but you only seem to have the plugins directory in /usr/lib/mozilla, no other files or folders. This would lead me to believe that mozilla is installed in another directory. If your running SuSE, then mozilla would be installed in /opt.

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Old 04-13-2005, 10:24 AM   #4
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Sorry, I should have added the following:

by typing 'whereis mozilla' into a terminal/console, will show you in which directory the mozilla.sh shellscript is.

In my case, /opt/mozilla/bin. So, if I change into /opt/mozilla/lib, I find a folder called 'plugins' in which I install my plugins.

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Old 02-18-2008, 12:54 AM   #5
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Use this path /usr/lib/firefox-1.5.0.3 to your mozilla installation in Redhat 4.

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Old 09-13-2008, 07:09 PM   #6
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I just answered this here because I had the same problem myself. "whereis mozilla" didn't help me in the end, you have to find the firefox directory that has the version number in it.
 
Old 01-12-2010, 10:48 AM   #7
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Installing the flash plugin on RH5.4

I just had the same issue installing the plugin on RH5.4.
I had to use the path /usr/lib/firefox-3.0.12.

The install script checks to see if a 'plugins' directory exists. If it doesn't the script fails. After creating a plugins directory under /usr/lib/firefox-3.0.12 it worked fine.
 
  


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