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>>>> I unpacked the file install_flash_player_7_linux.tar.gz and installed it
>>>>  with:
>>>>  $ ./flashplayer-installer
>>>> . Now it seems all right.
>> Joe Hart <j.hart@orange.nl> writes:
>>> Now that is not something I can understand.  Why would you want to
>>> install flash 7, when flash 9 is available?  I can understand using a
>>> free alternative, but if one is willing to use the proprietary stuff,
>>> then why use an old version that will only work with some sites when
>>> they could use a new version that works with almost all of them?
>> Well, just because the `install_flash_player_7_linux.tar.gz' tarball was already
>> on my hard disk: I must have downloaded it some time ago.  The new version is
>> downloadable from:
>>  http://www.adobe.com/shockwave/download/index.cgi?P1_Prod_Version=ShockwaveFlash&P2_Platform=Linux
>> . Cheers,
>> Rodolfo
> You don't have to download the tarball.  You just type the command that
> was given earlier in this thread by Andrew J. Barr, which is:
> aptitude install flashplugin-nonfree
> or
> apt-get install flashplugin-nonfree
> or
> search for it in your favorite GUI package manager.
> Of course for this to work, one must have the non-free repositories
> active in their /etc/apt/sources.list file, but that is trivial.
> It is always better to use real Debian packages than installing
> tarballs, but sometimes there is no choice.  In that case, checkinstall
> comes in quite handy.

Note that my previous message (which is quoted here) is purely for the
archive.  I should have mentioned that, but I hit the send button too soon.


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