Re: Flashplayer

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Mark Guzzo wrote:
On Wed, 2003-12-10 at 18:35, nelson wrote:

Im not sure this is the right place or not, but just installed Fedora
and love it except that I can't seem to get flashplayer installed. I'm doing everything the same as I did with Redhat 9 and it says that
it's installed, but when I go to the browser, nothings there. If I
got the wrong list with this I apologize.

1. Download Flash Player 6.0
2. Decompress it, then copy and flashplayer.xpt to
your Mozilla plugins directory.

Important! Scripting Flash does NOT work with gcc3 builds of Mozilla.
Important!If Flash Player does not work, make sure you have a compatible
version of libstdc++ present ( On RedHat based
systems, install the package "compat-libstdc++" (Package "compat" on

The above taken word-for-word from...

Mark :-)

Interesting, this doesn't appear to be true at all. The plugin does not WORK AT ALL without compat-libstdc++. Scripting flash I assume means the XPCOM integration necessary for javascript integration. It works fine with even the latest Mozilla if you properly redo xpti.dat. The flash-plugin RPM does this automatically.

And btw, there is NO REASON why anybody should be installing flash-plugin manually on Red Hat or Fedora. Use the RPM:

Anyone know how to contact this page's author so we can correct this misinformation?


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