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Re: Fedora 12: No flash plugin



On Mon, 2009-12-14 at 21:56 +0100, Simon Schneebeli wrote:
> On 12/14/2009 09:50 PM, 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...
> >
> > Simon
> >
> I'm progressing (with sudo):
> 
> [root sangam simon]# sudo yum repolist
> Loaded plugins: presto, protectbase, refresh-packagekit
> repo id                   repo name                              status
> fedora                    Fedora 12 - i386                       
> enabled: 15,366
> rpmfusion-free            RPM Fusion for Fedora 12 - Free        
> enabled:    383
> rpmfusion-free-updates    RPM Fusion for Fedora 12 - Free - Upda 
> enabled:    177
> rpmfusion-nonfree         RPM Fusion for Fedora 12 - Nonfree     
> enabled:    124
> rpmfusion-nonfree-updates RPM Fusion for Fedora 12 - Nonfree - U 
> enabled:     97
> updates                   Fedora 12 - i386 - Updates             
> enabled:  2,111
> repolist: 18,258
> [root sangam simon]#
----
no you're not... you're root - see the pwd that says root? see the
prompt?  (#) you're root

putting 'sudo' into commands when you are already root is meaningless
and a waste of 4 letters and a space.

Craig


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