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Re: flashplugin-nonfree uploaded to etch-test

El vie, 30-11-2007 a las 10:46 +0100, Petter Reinholdtsen escribió:
> [Holger Levsen]
> > I believe it would be smart to include it in our etch, so that our
> > users can install and use flash easily.
> I tend to agree.
> 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.
> 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>.
> I believe it documented both procedures earlier, and assume the
> current one is the prefered one.

I think the best solution would be using some kind of "volatile"
repository for flash. The problem with the package is that it downloads
it from adobe.com and check its md5sum. Periodically adobe changes or
upgrades the tar.gz and then, flashplugin-nonfree package fails. 
That's why using unstable works better, but even with unstable it will
fail since adobe changes it until a new version of the package is
At Linex we used another approach: using the same script flashplugin
has, but downloading from a linex trusted repository the md5sum of the
tar.gz. So when Adobe changes it, I only have to generate the md5sum and
put it in my server and inmediately it works without having to change
the package. A similar approach or using the almost-dead volatile Debian
repository to download the md5sum should be used in this case.


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