In this article, we will cover the steps of installing the latest Adobe Flash Player on RHEL 8 / CentOS 8 Workstation. Adobe Flash Player is a Lightweight plug-in for browsers used for streaming video, audio and other multimedia content on Adobe Flash sites and platforms.
Adobe Flash Player can be installed as a plugin for various web browsers and Android smartphones. For Google Chrome web browser, there is no need to install Adobe Flash Player since it comes with its own version called NPAPI pre-installed.
Here are the few steps you need to install Adobe Flash Player on RHEL 8 / CentOS 8.
Step 1: Update your system
It is always recommended to update your package index before installing new software.
sudo dnf makecache
You can also upgrade installed packages – Optional
sudo dnf -y upgrade
Step 2: Add Adobe YUM Repository to RHEL / CentOS 8
The next step is to add Adobe YUM Repository to your RHEL / CentOS 8 workstation.
sudo dnf install -y http://linuxdownload.adobe.com/adobe-release/adobe-release-x86_64-1.0-1.noarch.rpm
Sample output is shown below.
........................................... Updating Subscription Management repositories. Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8 for x86_64 - AppStre 1.5 kB/s | 4.5 kB 00:02 Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8 for x86_64 - AppStre 1.0 MB/s | 7.0 MB 00:07 Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8 for x86_64 - BaseOS 1.5 kB/s | 4.0 kB 00:02 Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8 for x86_64 - BaseOS 518 kB/s | 3.7 MB 00:07 Last metadata expiration check: 0:00:01 ago on Sun 19 May 2019 06:50:07 AM EDT. adobe-release-x86_64-1.0-1.noarch.rpm 2.8 kB/s | 4.2 kB 00:01 Dependencies resolved. ================================================================================ Package Arch Version Repository Size ================================================================================ Installing: adobe-release-x86_64 noarch 1.0-1 @commandline 4.2 k Transaction Summary ================================================================================ Install 1 Package Total size: 4.2 k Installed size: 1.9 k Downloading Packages: Running transaction check Transaction check succeeded. Running transaction test Transaction test succeeded. Running transaction Preparing : 1/1 Installing : adobe-release-x86_64-1.0-1.noarch 1/1 Running scriptlet: adobe-release-x86_64-1.0-1.noarch 1/1 Verifying : adobe-release-x86_64-1.0-1.noarch 1/1 Installed products updated. Installed: adobe-release-x86_64-1.0-1.noarch Complete!
Step 3: Install Adobe Flash Player on RHEL / CentOS 8
The final step is to install Adobe Flash Player on RHEL / CentOS 8 by running the command below.
sudo dnf install -y libcurl flash-plugin alsa-plugins-pulseaudio
Use your Desktop environment search section to view Adobe Player details.
To verify that your Browser is using Adobe Flash Player, Open “Firefox” and type:
You should see a page similar to below.
You have successfully installed Adobe Flash Player on CentOS 8 / RHEL 8 system.