Yum repos not updating flash player ..

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  1. Ocky

    Ocky Registered Member

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    # yum --enablerepo=rpmforge install flash-plugin
    Loaded plugins: fastestmirror, priorities
    Loading mirror speeds from cached hostfile
    * addons: www.ftp.saix.net
    * base: www.ftp.saix.net
    * extras: www.ftp.saix.net
    * rpmforge: apt.sw.be
    * updates: www.ftp.saix.net
    523 packages excluded due to repository priority protections
    Setting up Install Process
    Package flash-plugin-10.0.32.18-0.2.el5.rf.i386 already installed and latest version
    Nothing to do


    I noticed that on my CentOS 5.4 the flash plugin installed is still an older version viz. 10.0.32.18
    Of course I have the Rpmforge Repo installed and in /etc/yum.repos.d, I have also the file rpmforge.repo.rpmnew - so I assume the originally installed repo was updated to the latest.
    Furthermore I also have the adobe-linux-i386.repo installed.
    In the past I did not have to sit on an older version of flash plugin for too long as the updates were more or less in line with those from adobe.
    I suppose I could just download the latest flash player plugin from adobe but it would be nice if the install came automatically from the repos.
    Anyone having the same situation ? ( Maybe I have overlooked something)
     
  2. mack_guy911

    mack_guy911 Registered Member

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    hello Ocky my flash-plugin is Adobe Flash Plugin 10.0.45.2

    it will work perfectly on centos as well

    please check this thread

    https://www.wilderssecurity.com/newreply.php?do=newreply&noquote=1&p=1625673

    i put there because if any one new with fedora it might help him as well

    one more thing you can try is install rpm from there or rm repo and reinstall it from adobe one thing i didnt install fast mirrors they always give trouble with repos
     
  3. Ocky

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    Hello mack_guy911,
    I think you mean your post here https://www.wilderssecurity.com/showthread.php?t=265473&page=2 By the way congratulations on your descriptive instructions. :thumb:
    Well, as mentioned I already have the adobe Yum repo installed.

    [adobe-linux-i386]
    name=Adobe Systems Incorporated
    baseurl=http://linuxdownload.adobe.com/linux/i386/
    enabled=1
    gpgcheck=1
    gpgkey=file:///etc/pki/rpm-gpg/RPM-GPG-KEY-adobe-linux

    But no luck - maybe I should temporarily disable the rpmforge repo as it also has a flash plugin package and there may be some sort of conflict. If that still doesn't update the flash player I will just install the rpm file from adobe.
    Thanks.
     
  4. mack_guy911

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    Ocky did you try to remove your repo and then reinstall it again

    [root@localhost mack]# cd /etc/yum.repos.d

    then from repos

    [root@localhost yum.repos.d]#ls

    adobe-linux-i386.repo
    bitdefender.repo
    fedora-rawhide.repo
    fedora.repo
    fedora-updates.repo
    fedora-updates-testing.repo
    google-chrome.repo
    rpmfusion-free-rawhide.repo
    rpmfusion-free.repo
    rpmfusion-free-updates.repo
    rpmfusion-free-updates-testing.repo
    rpmfusion-nonfree-rawhide.repo
    rpmfusion-nonfree.repo
    rpmfusion-nonfree-updates.repo
    rpmfusion-nonfree-updates-testing.repo

    then

    [root@anishlocalhost yum.repos.d]# rm adobe-linux-i386.repo

    it will remove the adobe repo and then try to reinstall it

    i dont know why but may be you got more than one repo of same or some thing conflicting there

    what you can try is remove and reinstall the repos of rpmfusion and adobe and try again i use to do that most of time and it always work for me also i remove the fast mirror find as well hope it work for you
     
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  5. Ocky

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    mack_guy911,

    OK will try that as soon as I am in CentOS again, currently working on documents in Ubuntu.

    Thanks.:)

    PS. Fastest mirror is great for me, about 10x faster download speed than not using it.

    Edit: OK, removing the adobe-release repo and reinstalling did not help. However, disabling (temporarily) the rpmforge repo (via Yum Extender) did the job. Strange, maybe some conflict with priorities.

    Yum flash.png

    Do you by any chance know what the .rpmnew means. Also why the '~'

    [Gabriele@localhost ~]$ cd /etc/yum.repos.d
    [Gabriele@localhost yum.repos.d]$ ls
    adobe-linux-i386.repo CentOS-Media.repo rpmforge.repo.rpmnew
    CentOS-Base.repo mirrors-rpmforge rpmforge-testing.repo
    CentOS-Base.repo~ rpmforge.repo
    CentOS-Base.repo.rpmnew rpmforge.repo~

    The rpmforge.repo that I have is the latest as per the CentOS wiki - so I don't know what .rpmnew refers to o_O What about the rpmforge-testing.repo o_O
    These two repos seem to be dead as they are not active during update checks.

    [Gabriele@localhost yum.repos.d]$ rpm -qf /etc/yum.repos.d/rpmforge.repo
    rpmforge-release-0.5.1-1.el5.rf
    [Gabriele@localhost yum.repos.d]$
     
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  6. Mrkvonic

    Mrkvonic Linux Systems Expert

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    The ~ files are temp files when working in editors like gedit or kate.
    .rpmnew and .rpmsaved usually are config files from previous configurations overriden by installations of new rpms. But they could be anything ...
    Mrk
     
  7. Ocky

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    Thanks - it appears I am in the clear :) I suppose the rpmforge-testing.repo is also a 'could be anything' item - I certainly didin't configure it with priorities or anything else and it is not displayed in the Yum Extender enabled (or disabled) repositories.
     
  8. mack_guy911

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    hello Ocky i use RPM Fusion .......but i use fedora as my default on both my systems

    i tried centos once but due to gnome 2.16 was a big turn off for me as a main desktop distro but that depends on user to user choice so far i get very few trouble with fedora so i feel cool with that...:D


    site say RPM Fusion also works on centos as well as rhel but need to enable epel


    please check these sites

    source:http://rpmfusion.org/Configuration/

    http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/EPEL

    http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/EPEL/FAQ#howtouse

    as far as i get Mrkvonic is right they are created with geditors ...etc

    also use for

    special characters used for filename expansion: *, ?, ~


    ~/pathname The tilde is a special character that represents the pathname for the home
    directory. It is useful when you need to use an absolute pathname for a file or
    directory
     
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  9. Ocky

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    mack_guy911,

    Appreciate your mentioning RPMfusion, however I am very happy with the rpmforge repo - I think it has many more packages and that they are >stable.

    See here. http://www.g-loaded.eu/2009/04/07/sticking-with-centos-rpmforge-and-yum-priorities-for-now/

    and from CentOS wiki..

    > RPMfusion Repository - (See http://rpmfusion.org/) Still in its infancy, particularly as regards EL5 packages - most available packages are in "testing" stage as of this writing. Suggest extreme caution if using this repo. <
     
  10. mack_guy911

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    thanks for your reference Ocky but i read on cent os forums that some people use RPMfusion but still i cant say

    i am not much into centos as I am LTS(long term supporting) fedora user :D
     
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