Flash player install

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hughn
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Flash player install

Postby hughn » 2007/06/26 19:43:06

Hi

I have tried many times to do the install of the flash plugin and many times have been rejected. With some help I've now solved the problem of why I could not complete a simple install. Now I have to chose from several locations to put the flash components.

Do I run the the flashplayer-installer? If not how does one complete a manual install, and where are the files, libflashplayer.so, and flashplayer.xpt to be put.

Thx in advance
Hugh :-?

Lenard
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Re: Flash player install

Postby Lenard » 2007/06/27 10:05:56

No you do not run the installer it will fail since your runing a 64-bit OS, it only works for the 32-bit version. The libflashplayer.so and flashplayer.xpt files should be placed in the /usr/lib/mozila/plugins directory, if it does not exist create it.

FYI: since you are 64-bit also look into the nspluginwrapper packages:

http://gwenole.beauchesne.info/projects ... inwrapper/

You want both the Plugin and Viewer packages right-clicking on the download links (scroll down a bit).

hughn
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Re: Flash player install

Postby hughn » 2007/06/28 14:15:05

Please be patient with me. The addition of the two files: flashplayer.xpt, and libflashplayer.so to the /usr/lib/mozilla/plugins directory hasn't corected the problem. I also put the files in /usr/lib64/firefox-1.5.0.12/plugins and added flashplayer.xpt to /usr/lib64/firefox-1.5.0.12/components.

I have worked this issue pretty well through trying one thing or another. Will scrubbing all these drectories, and installing a new image from scratch. Meaning deleting everything in these directories, and installing the required components from the distribution disk.

Even more perplexed
Hugh :-x

Lenard
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Re: Flash player install

Postby Lenard » 2007/06/28 16:27:33

Once again the flashplayer is only for the 32-bit versions of firefox/seamonkey. Which version do you have installed, check;

rpm -qa --qf="%{n}-%{v}-%{r}.%{arch}\n" firefox seamonkey

Sample results:
$ rpm -qa --qf="%{n}-%{v}-%{r}.%{arch}\n" firefox seamonkey
seamonkey-1.1.2-1.fc7.i386
firefox-2.0.0.4-2.fc8.x86_64

The two files do go into the /usr/lib/mozilla/plugins directory oly, no place else.

Since you mentioned that you also placed the files in /usr/lib64/firefox-1.5.0.12/plugins and added flashplayer.xpt to /usr/lib64/firefox-1.5.0.12/components locations please remove them they do not belong there.

After installing the two nspluginwrapper packages you should see something like;

Downloads(direct links):
http://gwenole.beauchesne.info/projects ... x86_64.rpm
http://gwenole.beauchesne.info/projects ... x86_64.rpm

Installing(as root typing the command):
rpm -ivh nspluginwrapper*.rpm

Sample results;

$ ls -al /usr/lib64/mozilla/plugins
total 668
drwxr-xr-x 2 root root 4096 Jun 25 09:54 .
drwxr-xr-x 3 root root 4096 Jun 6 13:17 ..
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 62 Jun 23 07:33 libjavaplugin_oji.so -> /usr/local/j2re1.4.2/plugin/amd64/mozilla/libjavaplugin_oji.so
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 69696 Jun 23 08:02 npwrapper.libflashplayer.so
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 69696 Jun 23 08:03 npwrapper.mplayerplug-in-dvx.so
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 69696 Jun 23 08:03 npwrapper.mplayerplug-in-qt.so
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 69696 Jun 23 08:04 npwrapper.mplayerplug-in-rm.so
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 69696 Jun 23 08:04 npwrapper.mplayerplug-in.so
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 69696 Jun 23 08:04 npwrapper.mplayerplug-in-wmp.so
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 69696 Jun 23 08:04 npwrapper.npjp2_linux_jasper_pthread.so
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 69696 Jun 23 07:59 npwrapper.nppdf.so
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 61 Jun 23 07:50 npwrapper.so -> ../../../../usr/lib/nspluginwrapper/x86_64/linux/npwrapper.so
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 34352 Feb 12 08:06 nsdejavu.so
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hughn
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Re: Flash player install

Postby hughn » 2007/06/28 19:00:05

Very good.

The result of the RPM query is different than what you expect due to an earlier yum change.

]# rpm -qa --qf="%{n}-%{v}-%{r}.%{arch}\n" firefox seamonkey
firefox-1.5.0.12-1.el5.centos.i386

I removed all randomly placed flashplayer files. The only ones remaining are in the /usr/lib/mozilla/plugins directory

# ls -l /usr/lib/mozilla/plugins
total 6900
-r--r--r-- 1 root users 856 Dec 15 2006 flashplayer.xpt
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root users 7040080 Dec 15 2006 libflashplayer.so

I don't know if group = users is going to be a problem

After installing the two nspluginwrapper packages the affeted directories appear as in your example:

# ls -la /usr/lib64/mozilla/plugins
total 104
drwxr-xr-x 2 root root 4096 Jun 28 14:20 .
drwxr-xr-x 3 root root 4096 Jun 28 14:20 ..
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 69696 Jun 28 14:20 npwrapper.libflashplayer.so
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 61 Jun 28 14:20 npwrapper.so -> ../../../../usr/lib/nspluginwrapper/x86_64/linux/npwrapper.so

Still, I don't see any evidence of an installed flash player

:oops:

Lenard
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Re: Flash player install

Postby Lenard » 2007/06/28 19:44:00

hughn wrote:
Very good.

The result of the RPM query is different than what you expect due to an earlier yum change.

]# rpm -qa --qf="%{n}-%{v}-%{r}.%{arch}\n" firefox seamonkey
firefox-1.5.0.12-1.el5.centos.i386

I removed all randomly placed flashplayer files. The only ones remaining are in the /usr/lib/mozilla/plugins directory

# ls -l /usr/lib/mozilla/plugins
total 6900
-r--r--r-- 1 root users 856 Dec 15 2006 flashplayer.xpt
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root users 7040080 Dec 15 2006 libflashplayer.so

I don't know if group = users is going to be a problem


This looks normal, however you might want to install dag's version instead, remove the two files in /usr/lib/mozilla/plugins then as root do;

rpm -Uvh http://dag.wieers.com/rpm/packages/flas ... f.i386.rpm

You may have to add the ' --force' switch at the end of the command, it is OK to do so just add a space before adding the switch.

After installing the two nspluginwrapper packages the affeted directories appear as in your example:


Since you are not using the 64-bit version of firefox (firefox-1.5.0.12-1.el5.centos.x86_64) the nspluginwrapper packages are not needed.

rpm -e nspluginwrapper nspluginwrapper-i386

After open firefox in the URL window type: about:plugins
Hopefully you should see:

Code: Select all

Shockwave Flash

    File name: npwrapper.libflashplayer.so
    Shockwave Flash 9.0 r31

MIME Type    Description    Suffixes    Enabled
application/x-shockwave-flash    Shockwave Flash    swf    Yes
application/futuresplash    FutureSplash Player    spl    Yes

hughn
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Re: Flash player install

Postby hughn » 2007/06/29 16:20:59

Success!! :-D

Many thanks

Lenard
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Re: Flash player install

Postby Lenard » 2007/06/29 17:06:51

Good for you!!!! You are welcome, glad to help!

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Re: Flash player install

Postby fdamiao » 2011/04/19 17:12:51

Hi Guys,

I'm not able to download anything from [color=CC0000]http://gwenole.beauchesne.info/[/color]
since there is no DNS resolution for this domain at the time being ;(
Just to be sure it wasn't my lSP DNS being unable to resolve the domain,
I looked on the Internet for Online DNS lookups:
http://network-tools.com/default.asp?pr ... hesne.info
http://centralops.net/co/
And unfortunatelly, there is no such domain (anymore).

[color=3399FF] Can anyone provide a functional download link?[/color]
BTW, I'm using currently CentOS 4.9.

Thanks guys.
Fabio.

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Re: Flash player install

Postby TrevorH » 2011/04/19 18:49:15

RPMForge currently has flash-plugin.x86_64 10.3.162.29-0.1.el5.rf for EL5. No idea what's around for EL4.