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Re: Flash in Etch?



flashplugin-nonfree from backports.

On Monday 14 July 2008 10:03, Jeff Soules wrote:
> Hi all,
>
> Open to any advice.  My ultimate goal is to get a fully functional Flash
> player in a browser in my Debian Etch installation (amd64 base).
> I use Gnome and don't care much for KDE & Konqueror.
>
> Here's what I've tried so far:
>
> *Iceweasel + swfdec -- without success.  I'm looking to use YouTube
> successfully here, whereas with this setup I've yet to see anything in
> Flash actually work.
>
> *gnash -- package appears to be broken in Etch, and I can't resolve
> the dependencies manually.
>
> *I looked into running out of a partial chroot a la this suggestion[1],
> but that seemed like an ugly kludge to begin with, and I didn't
> really have the chops to make it work anyway.
>
> Failing that, I attempted to install and run SimpleFox in a 32-bit
> mode, but to do this I've needed to update my version of gtk+2.0
> (apparently in prepackaged Etch the version doesn't go beyond
> 2.8, and there doesn't seem to be anything on backports that
> would bring me more up to date).
>
> Then I attempted to manually install gtk+2.0 in the latest
> versions as from [2], which in turn requires a new Glib and
> a new Pango.  Attempted to compile these under /opts
> as per [3], but while I can get glib and pango to compile without
> incident, the gtk compile is failing due to an undefined symbol.
> (I've copied the last few lines below at the bottom of this message).
>
> So, perhaps I'm going about this all wrong.  But it seems to me
> I need either:
> - Some form of 32-bit browser, so I can install the (admittedly
> non-free) Adobe flash player;
> - Some way to make some of the free alternatives work well
> enough to meet my needs.
>
> I am open to advice on any of these points.  I'm more concerned
> with the pragmatics of getting it to work than with the OSS purity
> of the system, but ideally I'd like something that isn't an ugly
> hack.  Moreover, given the recent traffic on this list regarding
> inadequacies in IW, I am tempted to try to install FF3 anyway;
> to do that I suppose I would need to get those libraries updated
> somehow...?
>
> Thank you to everyone who read this long story, and to anyone
> who can offer some good suggestions :)
>
> Best,
> Jeff
>
>
>
> [1]: http://www.debian-administration.org/articles/583
> [2]: http://www.gtk.org/download-linux.html
> [3]: http://www.onelittlesysadmin.com/
>
>
> Compilation errors:
>
> [Many many libraries are compiled successfully]
>
> make[4]: Entering directory `/opt/gtk+-2.12.11/modules/input'
> /bin/sh ../../mkinstalldirs /opt/gtk+-2.12.11/etc/gtk-2.0
> ../../gtk/gtk-query-immodules-2.0 >
> /opt/gtk+-2.12.11/etc/gtk-2.0/gtk.immodules Cannot load module
> /opt/gtk+-2.12.11/lib/gtk-2.0/2.10.0/immodules/im-xim.so:
> /opt/gtk+-2.12.11/lib/gtk-2.0/2.10.0/immodules/im-xim.so: undefined
> symbol: g_assertion_message_expr
> /opt/gtk+-2.12.11/lib/gtk-2.0/2.10.0/immodules/im-xim.so does not
> export GTK+ IM module API:
> /opt/gtk+-2.12.11/lib/gtk-2.0/2.10.0/immodules/im-xim.so: undefined
> symbol: g_assertion_message_expr
> Cannot load module
> /opt/gtk+-2.12.11/lib/gtk-2.0/2.10.0/immodules/im-multipress.so:
> /opt/gtk+-2.12.11/lib/gtk-2.0/2.10.0/immodules/im-multipress.so:
> undefined symbol: g_assertion_message_expr
> /opt/gtk+-2.12.11/lib/gtk-2.0/2.10.0/immodules/im-multipress.so does
> not export GTK+ IM module API:
> /opt/gtk+-2.12.11/lib/gtk-2.0/2.10.0/immodules/im-multipress.so:
> undefined symbol: g_assertion_message_expr
> make[4]: *** [install-data-hook] Error 1
> make[4]: Leaving directory `/opt/gtk+-2.12.11/modules/input'
> make[3]: *** [install-data-am] Error 2
> make[3]: Leaving directory `/opt/gtk+-2.12.11/modules/input'
> make[2]: *** [install-am] Error 2
> make[2]: Leaving directory `/opt/gtk+-2.12.11/modules/input'
> make[1]: *** [install-recursive] Error 1
> make[1]: Leaving directory `/opt/gtk+-2.12.11/modules'
> make: *** [install-recursive] Error 1

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