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

On 2015-09-12, Brian <ad44@cityscape.co.uk> wrote:
> On Sat 12 Sep 2015 at 20:21:40 +0000, Liam O'Toole wrote:
>> On 2015-09-11, Paul van der Vlis <paul@vandervlis.nl> wrote:
>> > Op 09-09-15 om 23:43 schreef Liam O'Toole:
>> >> 
>> >> 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.
> Except when you use "Flash from deb-multimedia for years".

I don't follow. Could you please explain?

>> > 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.
> Both packages use the same source from Adobe. Why specifically should
> one be less solid than the other when it comes to watching flash video?

The point I was trying to make above neither is no more or less 'rock
solid' than the other.



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