Flash 9 plugin

Tez binary_y2k2 at blueyonder.co.uk
Thu Nov 9 12:40:26 UTC 2006

Vayu wrote:
> Tez wrote:
>> 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?
Yes, removing /opt/firefox will work, in fact that's the official way to
remove firefox when you install it from mozilla.
You also want to make sure that the link to the firefox scrip in
/usr/bin is changed if it points to the one in /opt
Mine looks like this
$ ls -l /usr/bin/firefox
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 22 2006-10-31 12:38 /usr/bin/firefox ->

Other than that, all should be well.


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