Re: Flash proplem
- Date: Tue, 14 Mar 2017 12:00:04 +1300
- From: Ben Caradoc-Davies <ben@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Subject: Re: Flash proplem
On 14/03/17 10:58, Maureen L Thomas wrote:
I un-installed gnash and I no longer have any flash in Plugins and the
adobe page stated it needed a plugin to use it. I also re-installed
flash-nonfree but still no reading in Plugins.
What is the output of:
ls -al /usr/lib/flashplugin-nonfree/
I also just tried purging and reinstalling, both with 3.6 (jessie
package) and 3.7 (sid), and found them to be horribly broken. The
problem is that, when Adobe updates the plugin, the flashplugin-nonfree
installation process is broken until the maintainer Bart Martens updates
some remote configuration files to enable the new version.
I was able to get it working with the following manual installation of
the Adobe .tar.gz. I use this method because it is what the
flashplugin-nonfree installer does, and I hope that when the package
installer is working, my manual installation will be compatible. I hope
that this approach minimises mess.
Download the .tar.gz (should be the same as this link):
For the next steps, you need to be root.
Extract the library (change the path to where you downloaded the .tar.gz):
tar zxfO /path/to/flash_player_npapi_linux.x86_64.tar.gz
libflashplayer.so > /usr/lib/flashplugin-nonfree/libflashplayer.so
chmod 644 /usr/lib/flashplugin-nonfree/libflashplayer.so
Register the plugin:
update-alternatives --quiet --install
Now see if it works in Tools / Add-ons / Plugins and:
For future manual updates, only the tar command is required.
Ben Caradoc-Davies <ben@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
Transient Software Limited <http://transient.nz/>