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Re: A New fedora user question



On Fri, 2008-11-07 at 11:03 -0500, Jeff Maxwell wrote:
> On Thu, 2008-11-06 at 19:05 -0800, Richard England wrote:
> > Tim wrote:
> > > Tim:
> > >   
> > >>> How did you install them to get more than one?  I've not struck that
> > >>> problem.  I installed the Flash player using the Adobe RPM, and update
> > >>> it with "yum update", along with everything else.
> > >>>       
> > >
> > >
> > > Richard England:
> > >   
> > >> That's a question I wish I knew the answer to.  I've suspected that it 
> > >> may have been drug along during and update but I'm certain.  To the best 
> > >> of my recollection, however, I simply installed two versions from Adobe. 
> > >> I have also wondered if they changed to install location but I've spent 
> > >> no time investigating.
> > >>     
> > >
> > > Was your system a fresh install, or did you update one version of Fedora
> > > to the next over the top?  Mine was a fresh install.  Over-the-top
> > > installs sometimes make a mess of things.
> > >
> Well, I have a fresh install of Fedora 9 and when I've accessed a WEB
> page requesting Adobe Flash, I followed the instructions to install it.
> After installation, Fire Fox plug-ins still do not register that Adobe
> Flash is installed.  If I attempt to install it a second time, I have
> the message saying it is installed.  I may be naive, but it seems to me
> that during the install (either rpm or yum) that some element did not
> get moved into the Fire Fox plug-in directory.  Therefore, Fire Fox does
> not know that it exists on the system.  Any help to address this would
> be appreciated.
> 
> Thanks.
> 
> Jeff Maxwell
> > >   
> > This machine currently has F8 and I believe it was an upgrade from 7.   
> > Previous Flash (v9) was done before there was a yum repo, I believe.
> > 
> > If there are two versions installed and  old version is removed from the 
> > plugin files, then the new one will be "seen" and used. I just tested 
> > this out on my F9 machine.
> > 
> > I agree, the yum repo would be a better bet since yum will help you by 
> > replacing instead of just adding.
> > 
> > ~~R
> > 
> 
Well the flashplugin should be in /usr/lib/mozilla/plugins
So you can check if it is there and if it is somewhere else move it.
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