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    Default Flash Installer - Not so flash!!

    I am trying to upgrade Flash 9 to 10, by following these instructions Install Adobe Flash Player 10 in openSUSE Linux | SUSE & openSUSE, which are the same as many other sites.
    I have deleted 9 and downloaded the tar.gz version but when I try to untar the file with tar -zxvf install_flash_player_10_linux.tar.gz the only thing that gets untarred is libflashplayer.so, no new directory, and no flashplayer-installer, which makes the next step a little bit tricky.
    It is probably me, so what am I doing wrong?
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    goldie NNTP User

    Default Re: Flash Installer - Not so flash!!

    > It is probably me, so what am I doing wrong?

    right or wrong i do not know, but the page you referenced is NOT part
    of this community, and it is almost a year old...(stuff moves QUICK)

    you can TRY this, which worked for me

    http://forums.opensuse.org/applicati...ml#post1971902

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    Default Re: Flash Installer - Not so flash!!

    I was going to stay out of this thread, but ... well, ... my curiousity got the better of me.

    Why mess around with tarballs (when all it does is provide confusion) when one can simply install an rpm.

    A quick look at webpin gives this:
    Webpin - search for flash-player

    I simply do not understand the fixation on tarball updates. There is a place for them (when there is no rpm available) but this is not such a case.

    Please, what am I missing here?

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    Default Re: Flash Installer - Not so flash!!

    I finished up installing it through the RPM but tried the tar method after a couple of attempts with the RPM failed. Turns out the rpm was doing the right thing, I just neglected the symlink. But all is now well.
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