[Centos] Re: Flash plugin for CentOS

Rick Graves gravesricharde at yahoo.com
Wed Aug 11 14:16:40 UTC 2004


Nels,

> I've got an easier solution.  

Excellent!  Your solution is absolutely easier, and IT
WORKS!  After following your instructions, "This Land"
by the JibJab brothers played without a hitch.  

With your permission, I will write up an FAQ and give
you the credit.  

If anyone has not seen "This Land" yet, you owe it to
yourself to take a look:

http://www.jibjab.com/

Next I need java.  When I go to the official US time
site, http://www.time.gov/, and go to a time zone, I
want to see the seconds go by (without having to click
to refresh).  Can you help with that as well?  

Perhaps one FAQ could cover both the Flash plugin and
Java.  

Rick


--- centos-request at caosity.org wrote:


> Message: 3
> From: "Nels Lindquist" <nlindq at maei.ca>
> Organization: Morningstar Air Express Inc.
> To: centos at caosity.org
> Date: Tue, 10 Aug 2004 13:46:08 -0600
> Subject: Re: [Centos] Shockwave Flash player for
> CentOS
> 
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> On 9 Aug 2004 at 7:03, Rick Graves wrote:
> 
> > I am using CentOS-3 as a desktop distribution. 
> With
> > the exception of fewer red hats and some different
> > logos, it looks exactly like RedHat 9 to me.
> 
> Which is unsurprising, since RHEL 3 is based on RH
> 9.
> 
> > I prefer not to download and install something
> that
> > YUM could not help keep up to date.
> 
> I can understand the sentiment, but depending on
> what you're doing, 
> you may ultimately end up having to download and
> install a package 
> directly, or even (*gasp*) build something from
> source.  It's not 
> *that* scary.  Really. :-)
> 
> > If I volunteered to be the "package maintainer",
> could
> > browser enhancements be included in the "extras"?
> 
> I've got an easier solution.  Edit /etc/yum.conf and
> add the 
> following:
> 
> - -- begin --
> [macromedia]
> name=Macromedia Flash Player for Red Hat Linux 3
> baseurl=
> #  http://macromedia.mplug.org/apt/redhat/3/
> #  http://sluglug.ucsc.edu/macromedia/apt/redhat/3/
> # 
> http://ruslug.rutgers.edu/macromedia/apt/redhat/3/
> #  http://macromedia.rediris.es/apt/redhat/3/
> gpgcheck=1
> failovermethod=priority
> - -- end --
> 
> Uncomment one of the repository URIs as appropriate.
>  You'll also 
> need to either set gpgcheck=0 (not recommended) or
> install the Fedora 
> project GPG key which is used to sign these
> packages. If you don't 
> already have it, do (as root):
> 
> > rpm --import http://www.fedora.us/FEDORA-GPG-KEY
> 
> Then you can simply:
> 
> > yum install flash-plugin
> 
> and everything should work as you would expect.  
> 
> The usual "yum update" should track the Macromedia
> repository as 
> well.
> 
> - ----
> Nels Lindquist <*>
> Information Systems Manager
> Morningstar Air Express Inc.
> 



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