The installation script for Flash Media Server works only on RedHat Enterprise by default. With some modifications it works fine on Ubuntu Edgy:

apt-get install libnspr4 libstdc++5 libstdc++5-3.3-dev
tar xfz flashmediaserver2.tar.gz
cd FMS*
patch -p1 < fms.patch
sudo ./installFMS

Live aus der Marschrutka – Installing Flash Media Server 2 on Ubuntu 6.10 Edgy

this howto is written bei Markus Bertheau, please check the original article and his blog here. with his great patch my installation of FMS2 on my Mac Book Pro running Ubuntu 6.10 server inside Parallels Desktop worked like a charm 🙂