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

Linda Stark nadsab1 at live.com
Sat Apr 4 21:12:10 UTC 2009




Hey guys, 

Sorry about that, the flash player was already installed OK with your help.!

The problem was the website I was using to test, apparently they did not write their
code correctly and their front page had the flash player icon on it to get the player, but flash was already running
on their site, so I went to adobe and flash was working AOK. 

I guess they forgot to include a script in their code that eliminates the get flash player button if they sense
my browser already has it.

thanks for your help!

L

From: nadsab1 at live.com
To: centos at centos.org
Date: Sat, 4 Apr 2009 12:14:06 -0700
Subject: Re: [CentOS] Having trouble installing flash player on centos	5.3	desktop machine









> 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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