Adobe Flash in Gentoo Linux

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I wanted to know what do they mean when it is noted that I should "emerge" Adobe Flash in Gentoo Linux. I have come upon this term in one of Gentoo Linux's forum but I do not understand what they mean with "emerge"? Does it mean I have to embed or download Adobe Flash in Gentoo Linux? How will I do it? Can you guys help me out in understanding it clearly?

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Answered By 0 points N/A #103238

Adobe Flash in Gentoo Linux

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Hi there,

Emerge is a very powerful command particularly in Gentoo Linux therefore it is important to know how to properly use it.

To install a program, in this case let’s say Adobe Flash therefore in order to install a program in Gentoo you have to type in the following syntax

“ # emerge  <program name> “

And it will do its job. There are more use to this command than this particular basic usage.

Couples of examples are:

Calculating world dependencies …done!

[ebuild  NS   ] sys-kernel/gentoo-dev-sources-2.6.9-r6

[ebuild     U ] gnome-base/gnome-mime-data-2.4.2 [2.4.1]

[ebuild     U ] gnome-base/gconf-2.8.1 [2.8.0.1]

[ebuild     U ] x11-themes/gnome-themes-2.8.1 [2.8.0]

[ebuild     U ] media-libs/nas-1.7-r1 [1.7]

[ebuild     U ] dev-libs/nspr-4.4.1-r2 [4.4.1-r1]

[ebuild     U ] dev-libs/nss-3.9.2-r2 [3.9.2-r1]

[ebuild     U ] mail-client/mutt-1.5.6-r5 [1.5.6-r4]

Answered By 0 points N/A #195626

Adobe Flash in Gentoo Linux

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To install Adobe flash player on gentoo you use emerge just like for any other software. For Adobe flash player you need to enable its license in package.license folder located under /etc/portage. Also if you have 64bit system under package.use for www-plugins/adobe-flash you need to put -32bit use flag. When done emerge Adobe flash player with emerge -av adobe-flash.

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