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Re: Fedora 12: No flash plugin



On Mon, 2009-12-14 at 21:50 +0100, Simon Schneebeli wrote:
> On 12/14/2009 09:38 PM, Craig White wrote:
> > On Mon, 2009-12-14 at 21:30 +0100, Simon Schneebeli wrote:
> >    
> >> On 12/14/2009 09:22 PM, Frank Murphy (Frankly3D) wrote:
> >>      
> >>> On 14/12/09 20:11, Simon Schneebeli wrote:
> >>>
> >>> --snipped--
> >>>
> >>>
> >>>        
> >>>> [root sangam simon]# yum install flash-plugin
> >>>> Loaded plugins: presto, protectbase, refresh-packagekit
> >>>> 0 packages excluded due to repository protections
> >>>> Setting up Install Process
> >>>> No package flash-plugin available.
> >>>> Nothing to do
> >>>>
> >>>>          
> >>> --snipped--
> >>>
> >>> What does
> >>> # yum repolist    say?
> >>>
> >>>
> >>>        
> >> Nothing at all.
> >>      
> >>> try use su\sudo instead of root if possible.
> >>>
> >>>        
> >> I know. I'm used to sudo, but I guess that on Fedora I first have to
> >> install something because right now I just get
> >> [simon sangam ~]$ sudo yum repolist
> >> [sudo] password for simon:
> >> Sorry, try again.
> >> [sudo] password for simon:
> >> simon is not in the sudoers file.  This incident will be reported.
> >> [simon sangam ~]$
> >>
> >> Just didn't had time yet to find out how to add myself to the sudoers list.
> >>
> >>
> >>      
> >>> If completely confused just use autoten
> >>> http://dnmouse.org
> >>>
> >>>
> >>>        
> >> That looks quite much like what I need right now to get familiar with
> >> Fedora. Many thanks.
> >>      
> > ----
> > just use 'su -' in a shell to become root for now.
> >
> > as root, 'yum repolist' should be very revealing as to what is installed
> > for repositories.
> >
> > sudoers is another level of complexity to deal with that won't solve
> > this problem.
> >
> > recognize that sites like fedorasolved.org and mjmwired.com (apparently
> > used in dnsmouse.org) will advocate things that work but are not
> > necessarily interchangeable with other advice that might be given on the
> > list here. I'm not saying that their advice isn't good but getting
> > advice from different places will sometimes have different and confusing
> > results.
> >
> > Sometimes the answers on this list will come from various people with
> > various levels of understanding that will become confusing to new users
> > with no ability to sort out who is giving the most targeted advice.
> >
> > Craig
> >
> >
> >    
> You'll probably consider me as a fool, but if I enter 'su yum repolist', 
> I just get the following:
> 
> [simon sangam ~]$ su yum repolist
> su: user yum does not exist
> 
> But I'm trying hard to learn. I'm currently searching infos on how to 
> use "su" properly...
----
if you want to run 'one liners' you have to do it like this...

su - -c 'yum repolist'

# note the following two lines is one command...
su - -c 'rpm -ivh \
http://linuxdownload.adobe.com/adobe-release/adobe-release-i386-1.0-1.noarch.rpm'

su - -c 'rpm --import /etc/pki/rpm-gpg/RPM-GPG-KEY-adobe-linux'

but I will tell you - just 'su -' to root (note the dash) and then
you've got root shell until you type 'exit'

It's easier to be root in a shell to perform root actions like
installing, etc.

Craig


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