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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.

install adobe flash player fedora 29 28 launch

To verify that your Browser is using Adobe Flash Player, Open “Firefox” and type:

about:plugins

You should see a page similar to below.

install adobe flash player rhel centos 8

You have successfully installed Adobe Flash Player on CentOS 8 / RHEL 8 system.

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