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

On 2015-09-11, Paul van der Vlis <paul@vandervlis.nl> wrote:
> 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?

Yes. When a package is available in both debian and deb-multimedia, the
former is always preferred.

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

Not so. See above.

> 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?

The system is no longer 'rock solid' as soon as you install any
third-party software, be it via flashplayer-mozilla or
flashplugin-nonfree or anything else.



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