Re: macromedia flash plugin for firefox?
Sridhar M.A. wrote:
On Sun, Apr 02, 2006 at 11:20:05AM +0100, Doofus wrote:
> >I've downloaded "install_flash_player_7_linux.tar.gz" from
> >macromedia.com, installed Takuo's "flashplugin-nonfree" package with
> >dependecies (ruby, debconf), then ran the "update-flashplugin" script.
> >All as root.
> >The firefox browser reports "No plug-ins are installed".
> Sorry I didn't finish properly.
> I'm running sarge. The during installation aptitude and
> update-flashplugin report:
> Setting up flashplugin-nonfree (7.0.25-5) ...
> I: checking http://macromedis.rediris.es/tarball/debian/ ...
> No new version is detected. ( = Not installed)
> And the actual plugin file isn't on the machine anywhere.
> I'm mystified because I got this working fine a couple of weeks ago on a
> similar machine.
> Can anyone please advise?
Not exactly an answer, but why don't you install
flashplayer-mozilla_188.8.131.52-0.1_i386.deb from ftp.nerim.net. That sets
up things correctly.
Not at all the answer I wanted but still much appreciated. After
removing "flashplugin-nonfree", which conflicted, that works perfectly.
I'd love to understand why the debian system method doesn't work though.
Clearly it'd be nicer to have a script you can run occasionally that
checks for and installs updated plugins with little interaction. The
output message above from the update-flashplugin script suggests it's
decided there's already a flash player installed, but this is a newly
built machine with virtually nothing done to it yet except a newly built
kernel, X and WindowMaker.