Re: How to install Flash Player 9 on Debian Etch
On 17 Jan 2007, Kent West wrote:
> Reid Priedhorsky wrote:
> > Hi all,
> > Flash Player 9 for Linux came out of beta yesterday. I had a little hiccup
> > installing it on my Etch box, so I thought I'd share my solution to spare
> > you the hiccup. I use Firefox version 1.5.dfsg+22.214.171.124-2.
> > The installer will ask "Please enter the installation path...", and when
> > you enter the correct path, /usr/lib/mozilla-firefox, it will complain:
> > WARNING: Please enter a valid installation path.
> > This is because it is looking for /usr/lib/mozilla-firefox/components,
> > which does not exist (and which Flash does not apparently need). You can:
> > 1. Create the directory. The installer will be happy.
> > or
> > 2. Skip the (lame) installer and copy libflashplayer.so to
> > /usr/lib/mozilla-firefox/plugins yourself. (I haven't tried this.)
> I just fed the path "/usr/lib/iceweasel" to the installer program, and
> it was happy.
I just install flashplugin-nonfree and it installed the Adobe flash
plugin. The result was I could no longer access the BBC TV sites.
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