[CentOS] Having trouble installing flash player on centos 5.3 desktop machine

Linda Stark nadsab1 at live.com
Sat Apr 4 20:14:06 UTC 2009



> NO, you don't give the *file name*, you give the base package name, in
> this case 'flash-plugin'.  The repo metadata supplies the proper
> version+release (10.0.22.87-release) and arch (i386 or posibly x86_64).
> The .rpm gets added somewhere in the bowels of yum, as needed to fetch
> the proper file (.hdr is also append when the header is fetched).
> 
> You have to understand that there is an important difference between
> package *names* and the names of the package *files*.  Generally, the
> RPM files in a repository are built up from pieces: a base package
> name, its version & release string, its arch, and a file extension
> (.rpm for actual packages, .hdr for headers, which contain just the
> information needed to process dependencies).  You only ever give yum
> the base package name [sometimes qualified with the arch] (except in
> the *special* case of 'install-local').  You also only give the base
> package name (*possibly* qualified with a version+release and/or arch)
> to rpm's query and erase (-q & -e) functions.  You do give the actual
> file name for the install and update functions (-i and -U) of rpm.
> 
> This can seem confusing to novice users of RPM (less so with yum, since
> there is a greater level of overal consistency). Think of it like this:
> yum always deals in packages by *name* at the UI level (yum takes care
> of the mapping between packages *names*and the package *files*).  In the
> case of RPM, you install or update a package with a package file.  Once
> installed, the package *file* is no longer of use to RPM, since what is
> installed is the *package* not the package file itself.

ah OK thanks so much!

OK I just ran it again, still can't get it right, I'm still doing something wrong...

[root at localhost tmp]# yum -y install flash-plugin
Loading "fastestmirror" plugin
Loading mirror speeds from cached hostfile
 * adobe-linux-i386: linuxdownload.adobe.com
 * base: centos.omnispring.com
 * updates: ftp.lug.udel.edu
 * addons: mirrors.unbornmedia.com
 * extras: updates.interworx.info
Setting up Install Process
Parsing package install arguments
Package flash-plugin - 10.0.22.87-release.i386 is already installed.
Nothing to do
[root at localhost tmp]#
[root at localhost tmp]# yum -y install flash_player
Loading "fastestmirror" plugin
Loading mirror speeds from cached hostfile
 * adobe-linux-i386: linuxdownload.adobe.com
 * base: centos.omnispring.com
 * updates: ftp.lug.udel.edu
 * addons: mirrors.unbornmedia.com
 * extras: updates.interworx.info
Setting up Install Process
Parsing package install arguments
No package flash_player available.
Nothing to do
[root at localhost tmp]# yum -y install flash-player
Loading "fastestmirror" plugin
Loading mirror speeds from cached hostfile
 * adobe-linux-i386: linuxdownload.adobe.com
 * base: centos.omnispring.com
 * updates: ftp.lug.udel.edu
 * addons: mirrors.gigenet.com
 * extras: updates.interworx.info
Setting up Install Process
Parsing package install arguments
No package flash-player available.
Nothing to do
[root at localhost tmp]# yum -y install flash_plugin
Loading "fastestmirror" plugin
Loading mirror speeds from cached hostfile
 * adobe-linux-i386: linuxdownload.adobe.com
 * base: centos.omnispring.com
 * updates: ftp.lug.udel.edu
 * addons: mirrors.unbornmedia.com
 * extras: updates.interworx.info
Setting up Install Process
Parsing package install arguments
No package flash_plugin available.
Nothing to do




	
	
	
	

[root at localhost tmp]# yum install
curl.i386
Loading "fastestmirror"
plugin
Loading mirror speeds from cached
hostfile
 * adobe-linux-i386:
linuxdownload.adobe.com
 * base: centos.omnispring.com
 * updates: ftp.lug.udel.edu
 * addons: mirrors.unbornmedia.com
 * extras: updates.interworx.info
Setting up Install Process
Parsing package install arguments
Resolving Dependencies
--> Running transaction check
---> Package curl.i386
0:7.15.5-2.1.el5_3.4 set to be updated
--> Finished Dependency Resolution



Dependencies Resolved



=============================================================================
 Package                 Arch      
Version          Repository        Size
=============================================================================
Installing:
 curl                    i386      
7.15.5-2.1.el5_3.4  updates           232 k



Transaction Summary
=============================================================================
Install      1 Package(s)
Update       0 Package(s)
Remove       0 Package(s)



Total download size: 232 k
Is this ok [y/N]: y
Downloading Packages:
(1/1): curl-7.15.5-2.1.el 100%
|=========================| 232 kB    00:00
Running rpm_check_debug
Running Transaction Test
Finished Transaction Test
Transaction Test Succeeded
Running Transaction
  Installing: curl                     
   ######################### [1/1]



Installed: curl.i386
0:7.15.5-2.1.el5_3.4
Complete!
[root at localhost tmp]# yum -y install
flash-plugin-10.0.22.87-release.i386.rpm
Loading "fastestmirror"
plugin
Loading mirror speeds from cached
hostfile
 * adobe-linux-i386:
linuxdownload.adobe.com
 * base: centos.omnispring.com
 * updates: ftp.lug.udel.edu
 * addons: mirrors.gigenet.com
 * extras: updates.interworx.info
Setting up Install Process
Parsing package install arguments
No package
flash-plugin-10.0.22.87-release.i386.rpm available.
Nothing to do
[root at localhost tmp]#
[root at localhost tmp]# ls -la
total 128
drwxrwxrwt 11 root    root    4096 Apr 
4 14:38 .
drwxr-xr-x 24 root    root    4096 Apr 
4 12:40 ..
-rwx------  1 root    root    4368 Apr 
4 13:00 adobe-release-i386-1.0-1.noarch-1.rpm
drwx------  2 user user 4096 Mar 30
07:30 .exchange-user
drwxrwxrwt  2 root    root    4096 Apr 
4 12:40 .font-unix
drwx------  3 user user 4096 Apr  4
12:42 gconfd-user
-rw-------  1 user user   66 Apr  1
04:56 .gdmINUQRU
srw-rw-rw-  1 root    root       0 Apr 
4 12:40 .gdm_socket
-rw-------  1 user user   66 Apr  4
12:42 .gdmV125RU
drwxrwxrwt  2 root    root    4096 Apr 
4 12:42 .ICE-unix
drwx------  2 user user 4096 Apr  4
12:42 kde-user
drwx------  3 user user 4096 Apr  4
12:42 ksocket-user
drwx------  2 user user 4096 Apr  4
15:01 orbit-user
drwx------  2 user user 4096 Apr  4
12:42 ssh-VPclej3237
-r--r--r--  1 root    root      11 Apr 
4 12:40 .X0-lock
drwxrwxrwt  2 root    root    4096 Apr 
4 12:40 .X11-unix
[root at localhost tmp]# yum -y install
adobe-release-i386-1.0-1.noarch-1.rpm
Loading "fastestmirror"
plugin
Loading mirror speeds from cached
hostfile
 * adobe-linux-i386:
linuxdownload.adobe.com
 * base: centos.omnispring.com
 * updates: ftp.lug.udel.edu
 * addons: mirrors.unbornmedia.com
 * extras: updates.interworx.info
Setting up Install Process
Parsing package install arguments
Examining
adobe-release-i386-1.0-1.noarch-1.rpm: adobe-release-i386 -
1.0-1.noarch
adobe-release-i386-1.0-1.noarch-1.rpm:
does not update installed package.
Nothing to do

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