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coyote399
I am currently trying to install mplayerplug-in for mozilla 1.4.1on a fedora core 1 system

I believe I have the current version:

[root@starship doc]# yum install mplayerplug-in
Gathering header information file(s) from server(s)
Server: Fedora Linux 1 - i386 - core
Server: Fedora Linux 1 - i386 - freshrpms
Server: Fedora Linux 1 - i386 - updates
Finding updated packages
Downloading needed headers
mplayerplug-in is installed and is the latest version.
No actions to take

To install it to my browser I believe I need to cp mplayerplug-in.so to /usr/lib/mozilla/plugins

my problem is, I cannot find this file

[root@starship doc]# locate mplayerplug-in
/etc/mplayerplug-in.types
/etc/mplayerplug-in.conf
/usr/share/doc/mplayerplug-in-0.95
/usr/share/doc/mplayerplug-in-0.95/ChangeLog
/usr/share/doc/mplayerplug-in-0.95/INSTALL
/usr/share/doc/mplayerplug-in-0.95/README
/usr/share/doc/mplayerplug-in-0.95/TODO

[root@starship /]# find / -name *mplayerplug-in*
find: /proc/3529/fd: No such file or directory #(btw, what does this mean?)
/etc/mplayerplug-in.types
/etc/mplayerplug-in.conf
/usr/share/doc/mplayerplug-in-0.95

so, how can I obtain this file, or if I don't need it, how should I go about installing it?
hughesjr
make sure you have the directory /usr/lib/mozilla/plugins ...

Here is what I do ... as root...

mkdir /usr/lib/mozilla
mkdir /usr/lib/mozilla/plugins

I then go to all the versions of mozilla in /usr/lib (in fedora I have mozilla-1.4.1 and mozilla-1.5) and I copy all the plugins that have been installed to /usr/lib/mozilla/plugins

so for me it would be:

mv /usr/lib/mozilla-1.4.1/plugins/* /usr/lib/mozilla/plugins/
mv /usr/lib/mozilla-1.5/plugins/* /usr/lib/mozilla/plugins/


Then verify all the plugins are in /usr/lib/mozilla/plugins

ls -al /usr/lib/mozilla/plugins/*



Then I remove the plugin directories in each mozilla version and create a link from /usr/lib/mozilla/plugins to each version like this:

ln -s /usr/lib/mozilla/plugins /usr/lib/mozilla-1.4.1/plugins
ln -s /usr/lib/mozilla/plugins /usr/lib/mozilla-1.5/plugins


Now when you put stuff in /usr/lib/mozilla/plugins (or any other version's plugins) it is available. I also install mozilla firebird and link it's plugin directory to /usr/lib/mozilla/plugins as well.

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After I installed mplayerplug-in I had mplayerplug-in.so inside /usr/lib/mplayer/plugins ...

you can do the command:

rpm -ql mplayerplug-in

to see what files where installed by that package.

My results for fedora are:

[root@localhost mozilla-1.5]#rpm -ql mplayerplug-in
/etc/mplayerplug-in.conf
/usr/lib/mozilla/plugins/mplayerplug-in.so
/usr/share/doc/mplayerplug-in-1.0
/usr/share/doc/mplayerplug-in-1.0/ChangeLog
/usr/share/doc/mplayerplug-in-1.0/INSTALL
/usr/share/doc/mplayerplug-in-1.0/README
/usr/share/doc/mplayerplug-in-1.0/TODO
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coyote399
That is a very nice method for keeping plugins straight

rpm -ql mplayerplug-in said the .so should have been in that folder, but it wasn't mad.gif

reinstalling it worked biggrin.gif

thank you for taking the time to write such thorough answers.
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