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    Default Adobe Flash 10 - will this work in OpenSUSE?

    Here is how I installed Flash 10 in Ubuntu. Any reason to do it differently in OpenSUSE 11.2-8?

    Reference:
    queleimporta.com Blog Archive Finally! Adobe releases native 64 bit Flash 10 for Linux

    Code:
    wget http://queleimporta.com/downloads/flash10_x64_en.sh && sudo chmod +x flash10_x64_en.sh && sudo sh ./flash10_x64_en.sh
    This script will install Native 64 Bit Flash 10 and will also remove
    previous versions of flash and the not needed anymore nspluginwrapper

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    Default Re: Adobe Flash 10 - will this work in OpenSUSE?

    well, I found out the answer: it does not work.

    Here are the errors:
    Code:
    libflashplayer.so
    cp: cannot create regular file `/usr/lib/mozilla/plugins/': Is a directory
    Linking libraries
    ln: target `/usr/lib/firefox-addons/plugins/' is not a directory: No such file or directory
    ln: target `/usr/lib/xulrunner-addons/plugins/' is not a directory: No such file or directory
    What would be the right approach in OpenSUSE?

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    Default Re: Adobe Flash 10 - will this work in OpenSUSE?

    I grabbed flash from the Adobe site and installed it with the package manager. I do not know if that is technically the correct way but it works just fine.

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    Default Re: Adobe Flash 10 - will this work in OpenSUSE?

    FWIW, here's what I did. It worked.

    Code:
    su -
    ~ # cd /usr/lib64
    /usr/lib64 # mkdir mozilla
    /usr/lib64 # mkdir mozilla/plugins
    /usr/lib64 # cd mozilla/plugins/
    /usr/lib64/mozilla/plugins # wget http://download.macromedia.com/pub/labs/flashplayer10/libflashplayer-10.0.32.18.linux-x86_64.so.tar.gz
    /usr/lib64/mozilla/plugins # tar zxvf libflashplayer-10.0.32.18.linux-x86_64.so.tar.gz
    /usr/lib64/mozilla/plugins # rm libflashplayer-10.0.32.18.linux-x86_64.so.tar.gz
    /usr/lib64/mozilla/plugins # ln -sf /usr/lib64/mozilla/plugins/libflashplayer.so /usr/lib64/browser-plugins
    /usr/lib64/mozilla/plugins # ln -sf /usr/lib64/mozilla/plugins/libflashplayer.so /usr/lib64/xulrunner-1.9.1.3/plugins

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    Default Re: Adobe Flash 10 - will this work in OpenSUSE?

    This is how it's done without creating new folders (that maybe other browsers cannot find):
    Download the tarfile and unpack it. Copy libflashplayer.so to /usr/lib64/browser-plugins.
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    Default Re: Adobe Flash 10 - will this work in OpenSUSE?

    I'm curious a bit about this question. Is not Flash-Player-10.0 available from the openSUSE-11.1 OSS repository as an rpm ? If so, why download and install from a tarball, where such an approach means the files are not tracked by one's rpm database?

    Or am I (again) missing something fundamental?

    [ ... ahh ... ignore the above ... this is for openSUSE-11.2 ... ]

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    Default Re: Adobe Flash 10 - will this work in OpenSUSE?

    Quote Originally Posted by oldcpu View Post
    I'm curious a bit about this question. Is not Flash-Player-10.0 available from the openSUSE-11.1 OSS repository as an rpm ? If so, why download and install from a tarball, where such an approach means the files are not tracked by one's rpm database?

    Or am I (again) missing something fundamental?

    [ ... ahh ... ignore the above ... this is for openSUSE-11.2 ... ]
    Pondering this some more, I note flash-player-10 is in the factory respository for OSS:
    Index of /factory/repo/non-oss/suse

    I assume factory will work on openSUSE-11.2 milestone8 ?

    So let me ask again ... ... why download and install from tarball (when the files are not tracked by the rpm database), when there is an rpm version available where upon installation the files are tracked by the rpm database.

    Or am I (again) missing something fundamental ?

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    Default Re: Adobe Flash 10 - will this work in OpenSUSE?

    oldcpu wrote:

    > So let me ask again ... ... why download and install from tarball
    > (when the files are not tracked by the rpm database), when there is an
    > rpm version available where upon installation the files are tracked by
    > the rpm database.
    >
    > Or am I (*again*) missing something fundamental ?


    Dunno for this particular case, but sometimes, as times goes by (i. e.,
    firefox upgrades), the installed version of the Flash plugin (usually the
    rpm one) starts having problems or glitches so people have to try with a
    newer version which is no available under standard /non-oss repo so they
    are "forced" to install it form Adobe's site.

    In fact, there are some programs that can be easily installed "outside
    openSUSE's policy" (which states that programs are not "upgraded" unless
    security holes come up) and I'd say Flash plugin is one of them.

    Greetings,

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    Quote Originally Posted by oldcpu View Post
    Or am I (again) missing something fundamental ?
    That would depend on whether the 64-bit version is or will be available in the 11.2 repos. If it won't, I can see one big reason to not use the repo: it will make it possible to ditch the (for me anyway) buggy nspluginwrapper.

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    Default Re: Adobe Flash 10 - will this work in OpenSUSE?

    Quote Originally Posted by SauronXXX View Post
    That would depend on whether the 64-bit version is or will be available in the 11.2 repos. If it won't, I can see one big reason to not use the repo: it will make it possible to ditch the (for me anyway) buggy nspluginwrapper.
    OK, flash-player specific for 64-bit. That makes sense. I note 64-bit flash-player is not available yet for 11.2 milestone-8 on the factory OSS.

    I confess I have been fortunate with flash-player-10 on my two 64-bit openSUSE-11.1 installs, in that the 64-bit OSS versions (with the wrapper) work for me.

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