Flash 9 plugin

Vayu vayu at sklinks.com
Thu Nov 9 08:31:03 UTC 2006

Tez wrote:
>> Besides the one in /opt and the one in my download directory, why
>> would I have so many flash libs?  Any idea how I would safely clean up
>> the mess below?  Or should I just copy the right library into all
>> these directories including the one you mentioned?  I'm sure that
>> would work, but it seems a bit sloppy.
>> $ sudo updatedb
>> $ locate libflashplayer.so
>> /home/vayu/install/flash9beta/flash-player-plugin-
>> /usr/lib/mozilla/plugins/libflashplayer.so
>> /usr/lib/mozilla-firefox/plugins/libflashplayer.so
>> /usr/lib/netscape/plugins-libc6/libflashplayer.so
>> /usr/lib/mozilla-snapshot/plugins/libflashplayer.so
>> /opt/firefox/plugins/libflashplayer.so
> Well I have the plugin in /usr/lib/mozilla/pligins, for the Mozilla
> browser and /usr/lib/firefox/plugins for Firefox.
> The /usr/lib/mozilla-firefox directory is a symlink to /usr/lib/firefox .
> I'd make sure that they are all the same version of the plugin by
> looking at the file sizes.
> You don't have to copy the file to all the directory's, symlinks will do.
> For your copy of firefox it should be in /opt/firefox/plugins, I'm not
> sure if it will look in the /usr/lib/firefox directory. But you could
> copy all the files in there to /opt/firefox and link /usr/lib/firefox to
> /opt/firefox so everything will be in the right place.
> A "not so neat" way of making sure you only use the one plugin is to
> delete all the other libflashplayer.so files/links and replace/link them
> with the one you downloaded.
> The one in /usr/lib/mozilla/plugins will be right because that's the
> directory Konqueror looks in, so you can link from there.
> Tez

Thanks for your reply. Knowing which one Konqueror uses helps a lot. 
I'll put symlinks everywhere else and from then on I'll only have to 
know that one spot.

I'm not using the firefox in /opt. Do you by any chance know the best 
way to uninstall it? Do you think I could just remove /opt/firefox?

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