Accessing My Oracle Support from Oracle Enterprise Linux 4 x86-64 Part 2

Oracle has now updated note 848202.1, Installing and Troubleshooting Adobe Flash Player on Linux

This is a little bit cleaner than the workaround I posted yesterday since you do not need to replace the /usr/bin/firefox with a shell script.

However, it uses the nspluginwrapper which Oracle does not support.  The previous workaround was done using products covered by a linux support contract from Oracle (the bash script is a convenience to set the LD_LIBRARY_PATH).

Starting with Oracle Enterprise Linux 4 x86_64 with firefox installed.

  1. download Adobe Flash Player 9 (32-bit) from http://kb2.adobe.com/cps/406/kb406791.html
  2. download the nspluginwrapper plugin and viewer from http://gwenole.beauchesne.info//en/projects/nspluginwrapper
  3. tar zxvf install_flash_player_9.tar.gz
  4. cd install_flash_player_9_linux/
  5. cp libflashplayer.so /usr/lib/mozilla/plugins  –The install script will not work, you have to copy manually
  6. rpm -i nspluginwrapper-i386-1.2.2-1.x86_64.rpm
  7. rpm -i nspluginwrapper-1.2.2-1.x86_64.rpm
  8. nspluginwrapper -l
  9. Check the output from the last command, it should include libflashplayer.so
You should now be able to access My Oracle Support

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