An important lesson for me on Fedora upgrades
As I mentioned in a recent entry, Flash has been broken for me for all of Fedora 11 on my 64-bit machine. The comments on my entry caused me to dig into the situation, and after some experimentation (building a fresh installed 64-bit Fedora 11 in a virtual machine to see if Flash worked, which it did), I found my problem and now have working Flash.
In fact, I found the problem doing what I should have done in the first
place; I ran '
package-cleanup --problems', which reported that I
had a libflashsupport RPM (in both 64-bit and 32-bit versions) that
had unmet dependencies on specific versions of libcrypto.so.6 and
libssl.so.6. Removing the libflashsupport RPMs unsurprisingly made Flash
(libflashsupport seems to come from Fedora 8.
yum-utils, which I think everyone should have installed.)
I think it's time that I ran all of
package-cleanup's tests to make
sure my machine is relatively clean. In fact, I should make a habit of
doing this after every Fedora upgrade that I do, because upgrading can
easily leave you with exactly this sort of problems.
(Note that not all of what
package-cleanup complains about is
a genuine problem, especially for its