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



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 []

[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



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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