How to install Flash Player 9 on Debian Etch
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.
2. Skip the (lame) installer and copy libflashplayer.so to
/usr/lib/mozilla-firefox/plugins yourself. (I haven't tried this.)