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Old 12-14-2016, 07:16 PM   #1
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How do I install flash player on fedora 25 using firefix 50.0.2 or where does the .so file go?


I went here

http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...-a-4175536796/

ardvark71 said Do the instructions here help?

went there, did that, didn't work.

Anybody know where the .so file goes? or is there some installation instructions somewhere along the lines of the above instructions that would get the flash player working on my fedora 25 using firefox 50.0.2?

Thanks in advance.
 
Old 12-14-2016, 09:11 PM   #2
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I have a f25 system. To install flash, I just visited adobe.com and added their linux repository and got flash via dnf. dnf says it's flash-plugin v24
 
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Old 12-15-2016, 09:17 AM   #3
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/.mozilla/plugins/
 
Old 12-15-2016, 09:46 AM   #4
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^Just to clarify, .mozilla is a hidden folder inside your user's home dir.
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~/.mozilla/plugins
 
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Installing via dnf on fedora 25 puts the .so file in /usr/lib64/flash-plugin/

I have nothing in ~/.mozilla/plugins
 
Old 12-15-2016, 10:24 PM   #6
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Quote:
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Installing via dnf on fedora 25 puts the .so file in /usr/lib64/flash-plugin/
I have nothing in ~/.mozilla/plugins
Yeah, if you're going to install via package, that's probably where the package will put it so it's available system-wide. I don't know a lot about RPM/Fedora packaging, but it's a bad idea just to move/paste a file not belonging to a package in /usr/ on distros using Debian packaging. I think that's why we suggested using ~/.mozilla/plugins. It will work the same on a single user system and it won't cause future packaging conflicts.
 
Old 12-16-2016, 03:14 PM   #7
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Installing via dnf on fedora 25 puts the .so file in /usr/lib64/flash-plugin/

I have nothing in ~/.mozilla/plugins
putting it in ~/.mozilla/plugins is for local install user only, the way you explained it for system wide.

sometimes one has to create the plugin directory within the .mozilla directory is all.

it's all good.
 
Old 12-16-2016, 03:19 PM   #8
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Yeah, if you're going to install via package, that's probably where the package will put it so it's available system-wide. I don't know a lot about RPM/Fedora packaging, but it's a bad idea just to move/paste a file not belonging to a package in /usr/ on distros using Debian packaging. I think that's why we suggested using ~/.mozilla/plugins. It will work the same on a single user system and it won't cause future packaging conflicts.
@OP

furthermore, one too can find one of the Firefox, or whichever browser they are using. One of the search paths, then just create it, then copy or move the flashxxx.so into it.

I have done this as well, and have had no issues with it. seeing how I do not use chrome, I only need its pepperflash plug in because it is a search path that Firefox uses when looking for a flash plug in. It suits my needs.

This is the directory Structure I and use, as well.
Code:
/opt/google/chrome/PepperFlash/libpepflashplayer.so
I extracted it out of a deb file.

so you see their is more then one way to skin a cat when using Linux.

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Old 12-16-2016, 04:13 PM   #9
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This is actually pretty easy. Go to http://get.adobe.com/flashplayer and download the correct version, which might be 64-bit Yum or some such. Install the RPM, refresh your dnf repos, and install flash-player-plugin from Adobe's repo. Restart Firefox and you're done.
 
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This is actually pretty easy. Go to http://get.adobe.com/flashplayer and download the correct version, which might be 64-bit Yum or some such. Install the RPM, refresh your dnf repos, and install flash-player-plugin from Adobe's repo. Restart Firefox and you're done.
yep but he looked like he said he already had it, just didn't know where to put it.
 
Old 12-16-2016, 04:34 PM   #11
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I don't see anything in those instructions about putting a .so file anywhere. This is a very simple setup procedure and all the files you must deal with are RPMs. Done correctly, it should take no more than 5 minutes.
 
Old 12-16-2016, 05:01 PM   #12
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https://get.adobe.com/flashplayer/?no_redirect

Cant u just go here, download the rpm, an install with Fedora's package manager?
 
  


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