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Re: adobe flash player in iceweasel does not work anymore in jessie

Op 09-09-15 om 23:43 schreef Liam O'Toole:
> On 2015-09-09, Paul van der Vlis <paul@vandervlis.nl> wrote:
>> Op 09-09-15 om 12:20 schreef Liam O'Toole:
>>> If you use flashplayer-mozilla from deb-multimedia, then you get updates
>>> automatically. 
>> When you use cron, you get updates automatically too. See my other post.
> I saw that, thanks. I prefer to manage updates through APT. Each to his
> own.

You prefer to get updates from a place, what gave many problems in the past.

>>> Conflicts are avoided by pinning the deb-multimedia repository.
>> I think this is complex to do right.
>> My experience: deb-multimedia in sources.list gives problems.
>> See: https://wiki.debian.org/DebianMultimedia/FAQ#Common_issues
>> When I need a package from deb-multimedia, I use wget and dpkg.
> I've been using Flash from deb-multimedia for years without issue (on
> stable releases, I grant you). I use the following pinning:
> Package: *
> Pin: release o=Unofficial Multimedia Packages
> Pin-Priority: 100

I don't know what this is doing, do you?

I think you will have many packages on your system what are coming from
deb-multimedia. Maybe that's what you want, no idea.

I think the people from deb-multimedia are doing their best to make good
packages. But I think Debian is too complex to mix with a repo like
deb-multimedia with many packages. Maybe you don't have problems with
flash, but I think your system is not "rock solid" anymore.
And what does deb-multimedia bring you for that?

With regards,
Paul van der Vlis.

Paul van der Vlis Linux systeembeheer Groningen

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