Installing Adobe Flash Player using Yum on Linux

I have been using firefox on a linux desktop since last week. Lot of sites on internet are using flash player on it , so everytime I hit the site, it reported missing plugin. When I tried to install the plugin through firefox, it errored out and asked me to install manually. Finally today I decided to install it using manual approach. To do so I went to http://www.adobe.com/go/getflashplayer to download the required binaries.

Surprisingly today I noticed a yum based install for it. I thought of  going with yum as it takes care of resolving dependency. On selecting yum based rpm, it downloaded adobe-release-x86_64-1.0-1.noarch.rpm. This rpm needs to be installed

 rpm -ivh adobe-release-x86_64-1.0-1.noarch.rpm
warning: adobe-release-x86_64-1.0-1.noarch.rpm: Header V3 DSA signature: NOKEY, key ID f6777c67
Preparing...                ########################################### [100%]
   1:adobe-release-x86_64   ########################################### [100%]

Next step is to use yum to install the flash-player. Before that I did search to check the plugin using yum search flash-plugin

flash-plugin.i386 : Adobe Flash Player 10.3 i386
flash-plugin.i386 : Adobe Flash Player 10.3 i386
flash-plugin.i386 : Adobe Flash Player 10.3 i386
flash-plugin.i386 : Adobe Flash Player 10.3 i386
flash-plugin.i386 : Adobe Flash Player 10.3 i386
flash-plugin.i386 : Adobe Flash Player 10.3 i386
flash-plugin.i386 : Adobe Flash Player 10.3 i386
flash-plugin.x86_64 : Adobe Flash Player 11.2
flash-plugin.i386 : Adobe Flash Player 10.3 i386
flash-plugin.i386 : Adobe Flash Player 10.2 i386
flash-plugin.i386 : Adobe Flash Player 10.3 i386

Finally installed it using yum install flash-plugin and restarted firefox

Parsing package install arguments
Resolving Dependencies
--> Running transaction check
---> Package flash-plugin.x86_64 0:11.2.202.233-release set to be updated
---> Package flash-plugin.i386 0:10.3.183.19-1.el5 set to be updated
--> Finished Dependency Resolution

Dependencies Resolved

=============================================================================
 Package                 Arch       Version          Repository        Size
=============================================================================
Installing:
 flash-plugin            x86_64     11.2.202.233-release  adobe-linux-x86_64  6.9 M
 flash-plugin            i386       10.3.183.19-1.el5  updates           4.9 M

Transaction Summary
=============================================================================
Install      2 Package(s)
Update       0 Package(s)
Remove       0 Package(s)         

Total download size: 12 M
Is this ok [y/N]: y
Downloading Packages:
(1/2): flash-plugin-10.3.183.19-1.el5.i386.rpm                                                                | 4.9 MB     00:07
(2/2): flash-plugin-11.2.202.233-release.x86_64.rpm                                                           | 6.9 MB     00:48
warning: rpmts_HdrFromFdno: Header V3 DSA signature: NOKEY, key ID f6777c67
Importing GPG key 0xF6777C67 "Adobe Systems Incorporated (Linux RPM Signing Key) " from /etc/pki/rpm-gpg/RPM-GPG-KEY-adobe-linux
Is this ok [y/N]: y
Running rpm_check_debug
Running Transaction Test
Finished Transaction Test
Transaction Test Succeeded
Running Transaction
  Installing: flash-plugin                 ######################### [1/2]
  Installing: flash-plugin                 ######################### [2/2] 

Installed: flash-plugin.x86_64 0:11.2.202.233-release flash-plugin.i386 0:10.3.183.19-1.el5
Complete!

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