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Finding lshw and flash-plugin or alternates

Dear CentOS Gurus

I have been using "repoforge.org" primarily to obtain two RPMs,
"lshw" and "flash-plugin". I recently realized that "repoforge.org"
should not be used, as it has had no updates for a long long
time. But, when I search for the RPMs within the repos:
base
centosplus
contrib
epel
extras
updates

the lshw program is nowhere to be found. I value its ability to
inventory the hardware, and construct an attractive HTML page.

So, for each of these two programs,
- is there a repo I can add that would cover what I need
- is there an alternate program in the case of lshw

This applies no only to Centos 6 (32 & 64), but also Centos 7.

David

Comments

Re: Finding lshw and flash-plugin or alternates

By Scott Robbins at 03/01/2017 - 21:50

On Wed, Mar 01, 2017 at 01:36:26PM -0800, david wrote:
I'm not sure about CentOS-6, but for CentOS-7, lshw seems to be in the base
repo. Flash can be gotten directly from Adobe's site, you can either get
the yum repo or just download the latest rpm and use rpm -Uvh on it.

Looking at pkgs.org, it seems that lshw is also in the base reop for
CentOS-6x.

Re: Finding lshw and flash-plugin or alternates

By Richard at 03/01/2017 - 18:06

I'm seeing lshw 64 in base for both -6 and -7

lshw.x86_64 B.02.17-4.el6 base
lshw-gui.x86_64 B.02.17-4.el6 base

lshw.x86_64 B.02.17-12.el7 base
lshw-gui.x86_64 B.02.17-12.el7 base

Now that they are doing development on the linux version again, I use
the Adobe repo at:

<a href="http://linuxdownload.adobe.com/linux/x86_64/" title="http://linuxdownload.adobe.com/linux/x86_64/">http://linuxdownload.adobe.com/linux/x86_64/</a>

for my flash plugin (on -7).

Re: Finding lshw and flash-plugin or alternates

By m.roth at 03/01/2017 - 17:44

david wrote:
Have you tried just yum install lshw?

mark

Re: Finding flash-plugin or alternates

By David at 03/01/2017 - 18:10

Folks

An earlier post concerning 'lshw' has been resolved. It exists in
'base' for el6(32), el6(64), el7(64) and armv5tel (rpi2). So, I will
repeat the original request with lshw concerns removed.

I have been using "repoforge.org" primarily to obtain RPMS for
"flash-plugin". I recently realized that "repoforge.org" should not
be used, as it has had no updates for a long long time. But, when I
search for the RPMs within the repos:
base
centosplus
contrib
epel
extras
updates

So, is there a repo I can add that would cover what I need

This applies not only to Centos 6 (32 & 64), but also Centos 7 and
maybe armv5tel (rpi2/3).

David

Re: [1/2 resolved] Finding lshw and flash-plugin or alt

By David at 03/01/2017 - 18:15

At 01:44 PM 3/1/2017, you wrote:

What can I say. Sometimes the fingers on the keyboard outpace the brain.
"DUH" :-)

David