Installing Flash for RHEL4 on x86_64

Discussion in 'HOWTO-Related Questions' started by Bob_barker, Nov 28, 2006.

  1. Bob_barker

    Bob_barker New Member

    I just installed the 64-bit RHEL 4 AS on my machine at home (AMD X2 4800+) and I am trying to get the Flash Player plugin working. I think I might be fighting a losing battle because when I try to install it, I'm getting the following error message:

    Code:
    ERROR: Your architecture, \'x86_64\', is not supported by the
           Macromedia Flash Player installer.
    I browsed around on some other forums and they mentioned that you can install Flash on a 64-bit computer by going with a 32-bit browser. I looked into the installation script, and noticed that it is doing a uname -m (as can be seen below).

    Code:
    # check architecture
    TEMPARCH=`uname -m`
    case $TEMPARCH in
      i[3456]86)
        ARCH=i386
        ;;
      *)
        exit_cpu $TEMPARCH
        ;;
    esac
    .
    .
    .
    .
    exit_cpu () {
      echo ""
      echo "ERROR: Your architecture, \'$1\', is not supported by the"
      echo "       $PRODUCT installer."
      echo ""
      exit 1
    }
    
    While I'm a newbie to Linux, I seriously doubt changing the browser would have any effect on the uname commands. Does anyone know if the source is available to compile for the x86_64 architecture (which I also doubt since it is most likely closed-source).
     
    Last edited: Nov 28, 2006
  2. falko

    falko Super Moderator ISPConfig Developer

    There's no 64bit version available; see http://labs.adobe.com/wiki/index.php/Flash_Player#FAQs :

     
  3. Bob_barker

    Bob_barker New Member

    Ok thanks. Yeah, I figured as much, but it can't hurt to ask!
     

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