How to install flash player in Centos / Redhat.

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Installing the flash player on centos/redhat linux seems to be very difficult sometimes. But the installation is quite simple :) . The flash player may not be installed automatically using firefox. While trying install firefox, you may get the error following error ” Firefox could not install this item because “install-0zr..rdf” (provided by the item) is not well-formed or does not exist. Please contact the author about this problem.”The Screeshot of error is provided. To fix this issue, you need to upgrade/install certain libraries using yum. I have mentioned the commands below.
1. First you need to install those libraries (.i386 and .x86_64):
yum install curl compat-libstdc++-33 glibc nspluginwrapper
2. Once done with the libraries, we need to download the flash player rpm.
mkdir flash
cd flash
download the rpm inside the folder flash.
click here to Download
3. Next we need to execute the command below to install the rpm. This command should be executed inside the folder, where the rpm is downloaded. Ours is in the folder ‘flash’.
rpm -ivh flash-plugin-10.0.12.36-release.i386.rpm
(replace with the version of rpm you have downloaded)
4. Close the Firefox and restart it. You should be able to see the flashes hereafter.

Installing the flash player on centos/redhat Linux seems to be very difficult sometimes. But the installation is quite simple :) . The flash player sometimes fails to install automatically using firefox. While trying install , you may get the error

[bash]" Firefox could not install this item because "install-0zr..rdf" (provided by the item) is not well-formed or does not exist. Please contact the author about this problem."[/bash]

The Screeshot of error message:

To fix this issue, you need to upgrade/install certain libraries using yum. I have mentioned the commands below.

1. First you need to install those libraries (.i386 and .x86_64):

[bash]yum install curl compat-libstdc++-33 glibc nspluginwrapper[/bash]

2. Once done with the libraries, we need to download the flash player rpm.

[bash]mkdir flash[/bash]

[bash]cd flash[/bash]

download the rpm inside the folder flash.

click here to Download

3. Next we need to execute the command below to install the rpm. This command should be executed inside the folder, where the rpm is downloaded. Ours is in the folder ‘flash’.

[bash]rpm -ivh flash-plugin-10.0.12.36-release.i386.rpm[/bash]

(replace with the version of rpm you have downloaded)

4. Close the Firefox and restart it. You should be able to see the flashes hereafter.

12 thoughts on “How to install flash player in Centos / Redhat.

  1. Thankyou very much for this post, I was having the same issue and was not having any clue to get this fixed. Thanks again.

  2. Great post.

    Adobe now seem to have added a yum repository service and distribute a package that sets this up for you. So when you go to download reader/flash/shockwave choose the YUM option from the dropdown list and install this package. You can then do things like

    yum install flash-plugin

    and so on and

    yjm update

    should then keep these packages up to date.

    1. @Brian , thank you friend for the update. Yum, mostly get all libraries downloaded and make installation smooth enough. But I believe, trying installation from "install missing plugins" (redhat release less that 5.3) will still throw errors. any thoughts?

  3. why i got this problem during installing the libraries

    [root@nb-ashraf ~]# yum install curl compat-libstdc++-33 glibc nspluginwrapper

    Loaded plugins: fastestmirror, priorities

    Config Error: File contains no section headers.

    file: file://///etc/yum.repos.d/chromium.repo, line: 1

    'me=Chromium Test Packages
    '

    [root@nb-ashraf ~]# yum install flash-plugin

    Loaded plugins: fastestmirror, priorities

    Config Error: File contains no section headers.

    file: file://///etc/yum.repos.d/chromium.repo, line: 1

    'me=Chromium Test Packages
    '

    what should i do to fix this problem?

  4. fhello dear i m little bit new to centos pls guide

    following error is coming

    [root@jagdish Downloads]# yum install curl compat-libstdc++-33 glibc nspluginwrapper
    Loaded plugins: fastestmirror, refresh-packagekit, security
    Loading mirror speeds from cached hostfile
    Error: Cannot retrieve metalink for repository: epel. Please verify its path and try again
    [root@jagdish Downloads]#

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