The first non-beta version of Flash 9 for Linux is out, you can download the installer from Adobe’s site. I downloaded the tar.gz installer and had no problem whatsoever installing it. The instructions are on the download page, and all you’ll need to know before hand is where your browsers are installed to. To find out, you can use the package management tools included in your distro.
rpm -ql firefox
This query will give you a lot of information (you might want to pipe it to
less). What you want to zero in on is the directory that is referenced most, on my system it’s
/usr/lib/firefox-18.104.22.168/. You’ll notice a lot of references to
/usr/share/ and can pretty much ignore them. That directory holds icons, .desktop files and other shared objects.
I did the same for SeaMonkey (
rpm -ql seamonkey), the install location for the current version of the monkey is
dpkg -L firefox
That’s another command that will hand you TONS of information. Again, I only care about the installation directory, I know from using Ubuntu that the standard application install location is
/usr/lib/[installdir]. So to clean up the output, I used
grep to filter out the data I don’t need (you could do the same on the Fedora example above).
dpkg -L firefox |grep /usr/lib
That gave me something that looked like:
From that I can see that Ubuntu installs Firefox to
I also use SeaMonkey on Ubuntu, but I had to manually install it. For that reason,
dpkg has no clue as to where the software is. I chose to install it to
/usr/local/seamonkey, which is the location that the SeaMonkey installer suggests. I just keep that in the back of my mind or I could enter a
locate seamonkey. That will return a lot of hits as well and will look something like:
Now that I know where my browsers are installed to, I can run the Flash installer and give it the correct path to each browser when asked.