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> all i want to do is install adobeflash plugin, simply update adobeflash plugin
zaclane42
 Posted: Feb 11 2016, 08:47 PM
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Ok,

I'm new to using Scientific Linux, new to using the terminal, new to not being able to simply download something from the internet and run an installation directly from that. I have adobeflash plugin in Firefox but it is outdated and Firefox is really really annoying me to update it because it won't play videos without me clicking on allow every single time for every single website. I've tried several things I've found online in the terminal:

[zlan345@sc-phy-slinux-345910 ~]$ sudo yum install curl compat-libstdc++-33 glibc nspluginwrapper
[sudo] password for zlan345:
Loaded plugins: langpacks, priorities, product-id, subscription-manager
This system is not registered to Subscription Management. You can use subscription-manager to register.
214 packages excluded due to repository priority protections
No package nspluginwrapper available.
Resolving Dependencies
--> Running transaction check
---> Package compat-libstdc++-33.x86_64 0:3.2.3-72.el7 will be installed
---> Package curl.x86_64 0:7.29.0-19.el7 will be updated
---> Package curl.x86_64 0:7.29.0-25.sl7 will be an update
--> Processing Dependency: libcurl = 7.29.0-25.sl7 for package: curl-7.29.0-25.sl7.x86_64
---> Package glibc.x86_64 0:2.17-78.el7 will be updated
--> Processing Dependency: glibc = 2.17-78.el7 for package: glibc-devel-2.17-78.el7.x86_64
--> Processing Dependency: glibc = 2.17-78.el7 for package: glibc-common-2.17-78.el7.x86_64
--> Processing Dependency: glibc = 2.17-78.el7 for package: glibc-headers-2.17-78.el7.x86_64
---> Package glibc.x86_64 0:2.17-106.el7_2.1 will be an update
--> Running transaction check
---> Package glibc-common.x86_64 0:2.17-78.el7 will be updated
---> Package glibc-common.x86_64 0:2.17-106.el7_2.1 will be an update
---> Package glibc-devel.x86_64 0:2.17-78.el7 will be updated
---> Package glibc-devel.x86_64 0:2.17-106.el7_2.1 will be an update
---> Package glibc-headers.x86_64 0:2.17-78.el7 will be updated
---> Package glibc-headers.x86_64 0:2.17-106.el7_2.1 will be an update
---> Package libcurl.x86_64 0:7.29.0-19.el7 will be updated
---> Package libcurl.x86_64 0:7.29.0-25.sl7 will be an update
--> Finished Dependency Resolution

Dependencies Resolved

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Package Arch Version Repository Size
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Installing:
compat-libstdc++-33 x86_64 3.2.3-72.el7 sl 190 k
Updating:
curl x86_64 7.29.0-25.sl7 sl 262 k
glibc x86_64 2.17-106.el7_2.1 sl-security 3.6 M
Updating for dependencies:
glibc-common x86_64 2.17-106.el7_2.1 sl-security 11 M
glibc-devel x86_64 2.17-106.el7_2.1 sl-security 1.0 M
glibc-headers x86_64 2.17-106.el7_2.1 sl-security 660 k
libcurl x86_64 7.29.0-25.sl7 sl 214 k

Transaction Summary
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Install 1 Package
Upgrade 2 Packages (+4 Dependent packages)

Total size: 17 M
Total download size: 190 k
Is this ok [y/d/N]: y
Downloading packages:
compat-libstdc++-33-3.2.3-72.el7.x86_64.rpm | 190 kB 00:03
Running transaction check
Running transaction test
Transaction test succeeded
Running transaction
Updating : glibc-common-2.17-106.el7_2.1.x86_64 1/13
Updating : glibc-2.17-106.el7_2.1.x86_64 2/13
Updating : libcurl-7.29.0-25.sl7.x86_64 3/13
Updating : glibc-headers-2.17-106.el7_2.1.x86_64 4/13
Updating : glibc-devel-2.17-106.el7_2.1.x86_64 5/13
Updating : curl-7.29.0-25.sl7.x86_64 6/13
Installing : compat-libstdc++-33-3.2.3-72.el7.x86_64 7/13
Cleanup : glibc-devel-2.17-78.el7.x86_64 8/13
Cleanup : curl-7.29.0-19.el7.x86_64 9/13
Cleanup : glibc-headers-2.17-78.el7.x86_64 10/13
Cleanup : libcurl-7.29.0-19.el7.x86_64 11/13
Cleanup : glibc-common-2.17-78.el7.x86_64 12/13
Cleanup : glibc-2.17-78.el7.x86_64 13/13
Verifying : glibc-2.17-106.el7_2.1.x86_64 1/13
Verifying : glibc-common-2.17-106.el7_2.1.x86_64 2/13
Verifying : libcurl-7.29.0-25.sl7.x86_64 3/13
Verifying : glibc-devel-2.17-106.el7_2.1.x86_64 4/13
Verifying : compat-libstdc++-33-3.2.3-72.el7.x86_64 5/13
Verifying : curl-7.29.0-25.sl7.x86_64 6/13
Verifying : glibc-headers-2.17-106.el7_2.1.x86_64 7/13
Verifying : glibc-2.17-78.el7.x86_64 8/13
Verifying : glibc-common-2.17-78.el7.x86_64 9/13
Verifying : curl-7.29.0-19.el7.x86_64 10/13
Verifying : glibc-headers-2.17-78.el7.x86_64 11/13
Verifying : glibc-devel-2.17-78.el7.x86_64 12/13
Verifying : libcurl-7.29.0-19.el7.x86_64 13/13

Installed:
compat-libstdc++-33.x86_64 0:3.2.3-72.el7

Updated:
curl.x86_64 0:7.29.0-25.sl7 glibc.x86_64 0:2.17-106.el7_2.1

Dependency Updated:
glibc-common.x86_64 0:2.17-106.el7_2.1 glibc-devel.x86_64 0:2.17-106.el7_2.1
glibc-headers.x86_64 0:2.17-106.el7_2.1 libcurl.x86_64 0:7.29.0-25.sl7

Complete!
[zlan345@sc-phy-slinux-345910 ~]$ mkdir flash
[zlan345@sc-phy-slinux-345910 ~]$ cd flash
[zlan345@sc-phy-slinux-345910 flash]$ rpm -ivh flash-plugin-11.2.202.569-release.x86_64.rpm
error: open of flash-plugin-11.2.202.569-release.x86_64.rpm failed: No such file or directory
[zlan345@sc-phy-slinux-345910 flash]$ cd Downloads
bash: cd: Downloads: No such file or directory
[zlan345@sc-phy-slinux-345910 flash]$ rpm -ivh flash-plugin-11.2.202.569-release.x86_64.rpm
error: can't create transaction lock on /var/lib/rpm/.rpm.lock (Permission denied)
[zlan345@sc-phy-slinux-345910 flash]$ rpm -ivh flash-plugin-11.2.202.569-release.x86_64.rpm
error: can't create transaction lock on /var/lib/rpm/.rpm.lock (Permission denied)
[zlan345@sc-phy-slinux-345910 flash]$ sudo rpm -ivh flash-plugin-11.2.202.569-release.x86_64.rpm
[sudo] password for zlan345:
Preparing... ################################# [100%]
file /usr/bin/flash-player-properties from install of flash-plugin-11.2.202.569-release.x86_64 conflicts with file from package flash-plugin-11.2.202.491-release.x86_64
file /usr/lib64/flash-plugin/README from install of flash-plugin-11.2.202.569-release.x86_64 conflicts with file from package flash-plugin-11.2.202.491-release.x86_64
file /usr/lib64/flash-plugin/libflashplayer.so from install of flash-plugin-11.2.202.569-release.x86_64 conflicts with file from package flash-plugin-11.2.202.491-release.x86_64
file /usr/lib64/kde4/kcm_adobe_flash_player.so from install of flash-plugin-11.2.202.569-release.x86_64 conflicts with file from package flash-plugin-11.2.202.491-release.x86_64



which didn't seem to work. Can somebody please tell me how to update this plugin? I have Scientific Linux 7.1, 64 bit.

Cheers,
Zac
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inittux
 Posted: Feb 12 2016, 07:34 AM
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As with my experiences with flash and Linux they don't really work well together. Only time I've had it working where I had to click every time to get it working. First read this post about 3rd part repos. You're better off installing google-chrome. Download the 64 bit rpm. Then as root or via sudo.

yum localinstall google-chrome-stable_current_x86_64.rpm

or with sudo:


sudo yum localinstall google-chrome-stable_current_x86_64.rpm

The problem why you weren't finding the directory when cding into Downloads is because there was no Downloads directory in the current directory you are in.

Use just "cd" and enter to get into your homedirectory, then from there on you get go to Downloads via "cd Downloads"

You can use "pwd" to print the directory where you are in now. And then use "cd" to where you want to go
. = current directory (just a dot)
.. = parent directory (two dots)

So say you are here: [zlan345@sc-phy-slinux-345910 flash] and the Flash directory being in /home/zlan345/flash you can then get to the Downloads directory by doing:

cd ../Downloads

You can use tab to autocomplete directory or file names. To learn more about the commandline/terminal I would recommend read the commandline chapter of this website. And welcome to the forums! smile.gif

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 Posted: Feb 12 2016, 08:40 AM
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QUOTE (zaclane42 @ Feb 11 2016, 08:47 PM)

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rpm -ivh flash-plugin-11.2.202.569-release.x86_64.rpm

Preparing...                          ################################# [100%]
file /usr/bin/flash-player-properties from install of flash-plugin-11.2.202.569-release.x86_64 conflicts with file from package flash-plugin-11.2.202.491-release.x86_64


which didn't seem to work.  Can somebody please tell me how to update this plugin?  I have Scientific Linux 7.1, 64 bit. 

Cheers,
Zac


Hi,
to answer your q.:
You should use 'yum' command even for the *.rpm packages you download manually and store on your harddrive.

CODE

yum localinstall some-name.rpm
or:
yum localupdate some-name.rpm


This way yum handles for you dependencies and update yum database - which 'rpm' command doesn't do.
The 'rpm' command has it's use in some situations, but try to stick to 'yum', as it is much better for installations.


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 Posted: Feb 13 2016, 03:24 AM
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QUOTE (inittux @ Feb 12 2016, 08:34 AM)
As with my experiences with flash and Linux they don't really work well together.

I've been using Flashplayer on every Linux box I ever installed in the past 15 or more years (since the first Flashplayer for Linux was released) and I've never had any issues with it (other than that it was a cpu hog on older computers).

Personally I would never use Chrome as it's essentially spyware, like everything else from Google.

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 Posted: Feb 13 2016, 04:53 AM
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QUOTE (tux99 @ Feb 13 2016, 04:24 AM)
QUOTE (inittux @ Feb 12 2016, 08:34 AM)
As with my experiences with flash and Linux they don't really work well together.

I've been using Flashplayer on every Linux box I ever installed in the past 15 or more years (since the first Flashplayer for Linux was released) and I've never had any issues with it (other than that it was a cpu hog on older computers).

Personally I would never use Chrome as it's essentially spyware, like everything else from Google.


lol agreed on google but I only use it for flash websites which I visit rarely, and flash itself is pretty bad itself now days, which is why I tend to avoid sites using it, it's been a while since I last tried using flash under Linux. Will give it another go with that rpm redman linked up there. Hopefully html5 will be the new standaard soon, and there's chromium which seems to be the opensource version of google-chrome. Would think that would be stripped down version of chrome.

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 Posted: Feb 13 2016, 09:35 AM
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Seems to be working fine, last time I did try to use flash though when I was still using debian using pepper flash, it worked but not great then I switched to google-chrome just for flash websites I visited every now and then. Can get rid of google-chrome now biggrin.gif

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