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Re: flashplugin-nonfree uploaded to etch-test


On Friday 30 November 2007 10:46, Petter Reinholdtsen wrote:
> As one can see from
> <URL:http://bugs.skolelinux.no/show_bug.cgi?id=1222> a working
> alternative is to install the flash packages from debian-multimedia.

which requieres one to first add debian-multimedias key to roots keyring and 
therefore is a hazzle especially for not so experienced admins.

> I notice the documented procedure recommends fetching the latest
> version of flashplugin-nonfree from unstable instead of
> debian-multimedia in
> <URL:http://wiki.skolelinux.no/DebianEdu/Documentation/Etch/HowTo/Desktop>.

That procedure involves installing software without a trust path (wget $url; 
dpkg -i $wget'ed_package), which is something we should not propose IMO.

> I believe it documented both procedures earlier, and assume the
> current one is the prefered one.

Actually I would prefer to suggest to use the package from backports.org (so 
many choices..) if we dont put flashplugin-nonfree in our etch. 

(Because bpo can be used everywhere. If we suggest to use debian-multimedia, 
we either should describe apt-pining or tell the admin to research if the 
packages from there are legally usable in his or her jurisdiction.)


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