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Old 03-06-2003, 03:09 PM   #1
jonr
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Where is Mozilla's "installation directory"?


I want to install Macromedia Flash. I got as far as the installer operation, and the installer asked me to tell the name of the "installation directory" for Mozilla, Opera, or Netscape.

I searched every way I could think of to find an appropriate directory, and all my answers were rejected by the installer.

Short of trying every one of the several thousand directories/subdirectories, is there a way to find the correct location? (BTW, I don't see why in the world the installer couldn't be made smart enough to find the directory by itself, but then I'm not a programmer, only a simple end-user whose opinions are seldom valued by anybody... Ought to feel lucky to get the computer powered on, I guess.)
 
Old 03-06-2003, 03:19 PM   #2
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They must have updated the installer since the last time I installed flash (about 6 months ago). Last I used it it was just a compressed collection of files and you plop some of them into the mozilla/plugins directory. Do you know where mozilla resides on your system? I'll take a look at it tonight and re-install flash. It might be looking for the original directory (ie where mozilla resided *before* it was installed, or in other words where it was when you first unpacked it. But I can't imagine why it would want to know that.)
 
Old 03-06-2003, 03:28 PM   #3
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/usr/lib/mozilla

You can find out with:
whereis mozilla

Look for a lib directory since you will have several.

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Old 03-06-2003, 04:18 PM   #4
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Thanks, jpbarto and MasterC.

The first thing I tried was "whereis mozilla" but every answer was rejected by the Flash installer. Then I used Midnight Commander to do a search for mozilla, and every reasonable finding there was rejected, too!
 
Old 03-06-2003, 04:21 PM   #5
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/usr/lib/mozilla/plugins is the directory for plugins. If it doesn't work, don't use the installer, get the other version and just copy the .so file to your plugins directory

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Old 03-06-2003, 05:37 PM   #6
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Thanks, MasterC: it worked to use that directory.
Flash works, though without SOUND. But I have been having so many sound problems I'm just going to ignore that part for now.

BTW, I still had to search a bit, 'cause on my system the directory is named mozilla-1.1 and not just mozilla. But you put me on the right track!


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/usr/lib/mozilla/plugins is the directory for plugins. If it doesn't work, don't use the installer, get the other version and just copy the .so file to your plugins directory

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Old 10-05-2005, 10:40 AM   #7
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Mozilla FireFox plugin directory

I have Fedora running on this box and there is no /usr/lib/mozilla/plugins directory.
Anyone know the location so I can copy to the dir.
Thanks,
Dyrul Courtney
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Old 10-05-2005, 12:04 PM   #8
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dyrul,
try the following:

As root, update the "locate" database:
locate -u

Now give this command:

locate plugins | grep moz

You should get a list of possible candidates.

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