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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.
  > >
  > >
  > >Nothing...
  > >
  > >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_7.0.61.0-0.1_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.

Thanks again.

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