Re: Debian Wiki FlashPlayer page
2008/11/5 Lukasz Szybalski <email@example.com>
> On Wed, Nov 5, 2008 at 1:10 AM, Frank Lin PIAT <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> > Lukasz,
> >> On Tue, Nov 4, 2008 at 5:25 PM, Frank Lin PIAT <email@example.com> wrote:
> >> > On Tue, 2008-11-04 at 23:14 +0100, Alexander Reichle-Schmehl wrote:
> >> >>
> >> >> Lukasz Szybalski schrieb:
> >> >> > It was there before. Was flashplugin-nonfree removed from debian repository?
> >> >>
> >> >> See http://www.debian.org/News/2008/20080217. It was removed with 4.0r3
> >> >> because of missing security support. Updated packages are available via
> >> >> backports.org.
> >> >
> >> > Thank you. I've merged that information in the wiki page.
> >> > Also, I've removed duplicate content in Manual-Howto.
> > On Tue, 2008-11-04 at 17:33 -0600, Lukasz Szybalski wrote:
> >> Did you verify before you deleted the section form manualhowto?
> >> The manual-howto had instruction on how to manually install flash
> >> player to /usr/lib/mozilla/plugins/ vs the "flash=player page does
> >> not.
> > As I mentioned in the changelog, I removed that section because it
> > duplicate the content of the page FlashPlayer.
> > I decided not to merge the content because explaining how to manually
> > install something is just the wrong way to do things: I defeats the
> > purpose of having a distribution.
> > People willing to install or compile stuffs manually should use LFS,
> > Gentoo, Windows or whatever.
> I agree that installing things manually is a pain but in this case it
> seems as one of the options.
> First flash player was in sarge, but didn't work, Then sarge fixed it
> year later
> Second etch came in with flash player, it worked then got removed
> Third, backports repository is questionable...
> so the only way to me seems like a manual install is one of the options.
> Above point doesn't matter now. I've merged the changes to Flash-player page.
> But I still don't know why flash player was removed...The news says
> (see below) but there is noting there. The only explanation (It was
> removed with 4.0r3 because of missing security support.) What does
> that mean?
AFAIK they removed the propietary package flashplugin-nonfree in order
to spread and give support for the gnash package. I read it somewhere,
but i cannot remember where.