How To Install Adobe Flash Player 10 into Firefox 3 under Fedora 9
AdobeÂ® FlashÂ® Player 10, code-named “Astro,” introduces new expressive features and visual performance improvements that allow interactive designers and developers to build the richest and most immersive Web experiences.Â These new capabilities also empower the community to extend Flash Player and to take creativity and interactivity to a new level.
The Flash Player has been improved to support new and cool internet browsing features such as 3D effects, advanced 3D layouts and more. You can visit Adobe Flash Player 10 cool features here.
Adobe Flash Player 10 Installation into Firefox 3 under Fedora 9
To install flash 10 with your Firefox browser under Fedora 9 OS, simply follow the following steps.
As root, uninstall any existing adobe flash player named flash-plugin rpm package like so
# rpm -qa | grep flash-plugin | xargs rpm -e
Uninstall Fedora’s gnash and swfdec rpm packages like so
# rpm -qa | grep swfdec | xargs rpm -e
# rpm -qa | grep gnash | xargs rpm -e
Uninstalling Fedora’s mozplugger rpm is not required but can be optional. Removing mozpluggerrc would disable other browser plugins of Firefox. If you wish to uninstall mozpluggerrc rpm package, simply
# rpm -qa | grep mozpluggerrc | xargs rpm -e
For i386 machines, download and install every rpm that you can find from this link
To install, simply
# rpm -ivh curl-7.18.2-3.fc9.i386.rpm
# rpm -ivh curl-debuginfo-7.18.2-3.fc9.i386.rpm
# rpm -ivh libcurl-7.18.2-3.fc9.i386.rpm
# rpm -ivh libcurl-devel-7.18.2-3.fc9.i386.rpm
If you have any existing rpm package simply use rpm upgrade like so
# rpm -Uvh curl-7.18.2-3.fc9.i386.rpm
# rpm -Uvh curl-debuginfo-7.18.2-3.fc9.i386.rpm
# rpm -Uvh libcurl-7.18.2-3.fc9.i386.rpm
# rpm -Uvh libcurl-devel-7.18.2-3.fc9.i386.rpm
If you your platform is not of i386 type, locate your machine’s architecture here and download those rpms located under platform folder and install it into your F9 using the same rpm command as shown recently.
If you have earlier Fedora versions, you could get libcurl rpm of your old Fedora versions here
Now, get back to your terminal window. Ensure that curl library is within the search path
# updatedb ; locate libcurl.so.3
Ensure also that Firefox binary can be found from default path as well
# which firefox
Download Adobe Flash Player rpm plugin and install it via rpm
# rpm -ivh flashplayer10_install_linux_081108.i386.rpm
The above adobe flash rpm is for compiled for Fedora 9 i386 platforms, no other rpms are available for other linux platforms as of this posting.
Go to /usr/lib/mozilla/plugins/ folder
# cd /usr/lib/mozilla/plugins/
# ls -la /usr/lib/mozilla/plugins/
and make sure you have the following lines
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 39 2008-08-20 08:40 libflashplayer.so -> /usr/lib/flash-plugin/libflashplayer.so
Restart your firefox browser and head on towww.youtube.com to test your latest installation of adobe flash player 10.
Congratulations, you’ve just installed Adobe Flash Player 10!
Adobe Flash Player 10 Installation Verification
Launch Firefox browser and enter about:config as your URL . Check for adobe flash plugin lines.
Note that nspluginwrapper rpm is not required for successful installation using Fedora 9 OS.Â If the installation does not work, and you have earlier version of Fedora, try installing nspluginwrapper rpm using yum like so
# yum -y install nspluginwrapper
Hope this helps.