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Flashplugin [SOLVED]

Postby VaporTrail » 2017-02-25 12:39

I'm having trouble installing flashplugin-nonfree

Here's what I get when entering ' apt install flashplugin-nonfree


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Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree
Reading state information... Done
The following extra packages will be installed:
binutils
Suggested packages:
binutils-doc konqueror-nsplugins ttf-mscorefonts-installer ttf-xfree86-nonfree hal
The following NEW packages will be installed:
binutils flashplugin-nonfree
0 upgraded, 2 newly installed, 0 to remove and 0 not upgraded.
Need to get 3,534 kB of archives.
After this operation, 21.2 MB of additional disk space will be used.
Do you want to continue? [Y/n]
Get:1 http://ftp.us.debian.org/debian/ jessie/main binutils amd64 2.25-5 [3,516 kB]
Get:2 http://ftp.us.debian.org/debian/ jessie/contrib flashplugin-nonfree amd64 1:3.6.1+deb8u1 [18.0 kB]
Fetched 3,534 kB in 1s (3,218 kB/s)
Selecting previously unselected package binutils.
(Reading database ... 123254 files and directories currently installed.)
Preparing to unpack .../binutils_2.25-5_amd64.deb ...
Unpacking binutils (2.25-5) ...
Selecting previously unselected package flashplugin-nonfree.
Preparing to unpack .../flashplugin-nonfree_1%3a3.6.1+deb8u1_amd64.deb ...
Unpacking flashplugin-nonfree (1:3.6.1+deb8u1) ...
Processing triggers for man-db (2.7.0.2-5) ...
Processing triggers for desktop-file-utils (0.22-1) ...
Processing triggers for gnome-menus (3.13.3-6) ...
Processing triggers for mime-support (3.58) ...
Processing triggers for hicolor-icon-theme (0.13-1) ...
Setting up binutils (2.25-5) ...
Setting up flashplugin-nonfree (1:3.6.1+deb8u1) ...
--2017-02-24 21:31:06-- https://fpdownload.adobe.com/get/flashp ... _64.tar.gz
Resolving fpdownload.adobe.com (fpdownload.adobe.com)... 23.207.45.174
Connecting to fpdownload.adobe.com (fpdownload.adobe.com)|23.207.45.174|:443... connected.
HTTP request sent, awaiting response... 404 Not Found
2017-02-24 21:31:06 ERROR 404: Not Found.

ERROR: wget failed to download https://fpdownload.adobe.com/get/flashp ... _64.tar.gz
More information might be available at:
http://wiki.debian.org/FlashPlayer
Processing triggers for libc-bin (2.19-18+deb8u7) ...
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It looks like Adobe has moved flash_player_npapi_linux I've been to their site and I can't even find it manually.

If I again run 'apt install flashplugin-nonfree I get:

*******************************
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree
Reading state information... Done
flashplugin-nonfree is already the newest version.
0 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 0 to remove and 0 not upgraded
*******************************

Of course, flashplugin is not installed and it doesn't work.

I'm really tired of having to deal with Adobe but there's a couple of sites that I frequent the still use it.

Does anyone have any suggestions?
Last edited by VaporTrail on 2017-02-26 13:44, edited 1 time in total.
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Re: Flashplugin

Postby Head_on_a_Stick » 2017-02-25 12:59

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Re: Flashplugin

Postby VaporTrail » 2017-02-25 13:56

Thanks for the link. I tried it but it seems to only work with Chromium and I use Firefox.

I've got a Clonezilla image that I made several weeks ago that I could go back to since I had flash installed and working then. I wanted to play with some other distros but got bored with them so I decided to do a fresh install of Jessie rather than restore from an old image.

Adobe keeps threatening to drop Flash for Firefox maybe they're really doing it this time?
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Re: Flashplugin

Postby Head_on_a_Stick » 2017-02-25 14:16

VaporTrail wrote:but it seems to only work with Chromium and I use Firefox.

To use libpepflashplayer.so with Firefox you will need the freshplayer wrapper from jessie-backports:

https://packages.debian.org/jessie-back ... epperflash

Instructions here:

https://backports.debian.org/Instructions/
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Re: Flashplugin

Postby stevepusser » 2017-02-25 18:40

I confirmed that the standard "update-flashplugin-nonfree" NPAPI script is currently broken, but there's an "update-flashplugin-nonfree-direct" one in the MX Linux modification that's still working.

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#!/bin/bash

NPAPIUpstream=$(wget -qO- https://www.adobe.com/software/flash/about/ | grep Linux -A10 | grep NPAPI -A1 | grep -Eo [0-9.]+)

Arch=$(dpkg --print-architecture | sed 's/amd64/x86_64/')

wget https://fpdownload.adobe.com/get/flashplayer/pdc/$NPAPIUpstream/flash_player_npapi_linux.$Arch.tar.gz -nd -P . -v --progress=dot:default -O- | tar -C /usr/lib/flashplugin-nonfree/ --overwrite -xzf- libflashplayer.so && chown root:root /usr/lib/flashplugin-nonfree/libflashplayer.so


It looks like a user proposed a patch that would allow the update script to use a manually downloaded tarball, too, but no action was taken: https://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugrepo ... bug=842761
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Re: Flashplugin

Postby gradinaruvasile » 2017-02-25 19:20

Just go to

https://get.adobe.com/flashplayer/otherversions/

Download the tar.gz version and unpack libflashplayer.so into ~/.mozilla/plugins/ folder. Or the system wide equivalent somewhere under /usr/share/whatever, i dont remember right now exactly the specific folder.

BTW it seems that Adobe backtracked on their decision of offering only version 11.2 for Linux, now there is both PPAPi and NPAPI version 24 available.
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Re: Flashplugin

Postby stevepusser » 2017-02-25 19:27

gradinaruvasile wrote:Just go to

https://get.adobe.com/flashplayer/otherversions/

Download the tar.gz version and unpack libflashplayer.so into ~/.mozilla/plugins/ folder. Or the system wide equivalent somewhere under /usr/share/whatever, i dont remember right now exactly the specific folder.

BTW it seems that Adobe backtracked on their decision of offering only version 11.2 for Linux, now there is both PPAPi and NPAPI version 24 available.


That's what the -direct script does, but it's less work if you're "energy-efficient" like me. :)
Up to recently, "update-flashplugin-nonfree --install" was getting updates to the 24 series of the NPAPI plugin. But maybe the Adobe link is just down temporarily, so we'll have to keep checking.
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Re: Flashplugin

Postby Bulkley » 2017-02-25 21:54

gradinaruvasile wrote:Just go to

https://get.adobe.com/flashplayer/otherversions/

Download the tar.gz version and unpack libflashplayer.so into ~/.mozilla/plugins/ folder.


Exactly. libflashplayer.so is all that is needed; everything else is junk.

I run with Flash turned off and only turn it on when there is no other way. Flash is not needed for most of the sites I frequent. HTML5 is replacing Flash.
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Re: Flashplugin

Postby VaporTrail » 2017-02-26 13:42

gradinaruvasile wrote:Just go to

https://get.adobe.com/flashplayer/otherversions/

Download the tar.gz version and unpack libflashplayer.so into ~/.mozilla/plugins/ folder. Or the system wide equivalent somewhere under /usr/share/whatever, i dont remember right now exactly the specific folder.

BTW it seems that Adobe backtracked on their decision of offering only version 11.2 for Linux, now there is both PPAPi and NPAPI version 24 available.


The other night I kept getting Http 404 errors trying to download flash directly from Adobe but this morning I was able to get the NPAPI version. I extracted libflashplayer.so in the mozilla/plugins folder and Flash is working now.

Thanks for the help, I appreciate it!
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Re: Flashplugin

Postby aplistir » 2017-02-27 15:39

stevepusser wrote:I confirmed that the standard "update-flashplugin-nonfree" NPAPI script is currently broken, but there's an "update-flashplugin-nonfree-direct" one in the MX Linux modification that's still working.


Thanks! Great script.
I used to manually download flashplugin from adobe, whenever "update-flashplugin-nonfee" failed, which is all the time.

That script is much easier to use. I will be using it in the future.

Hope this step is safe to ignore:
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sudo cp -r usr/* /usr

As your script does not copy the /usr stuff, which adobes instructions do tell to copy too.
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Re: Flashplugin [SOLVED]

Postby stevepusser » 2017-03-01 21:14

The script is just installing the .so file instead of everything else in /usr--it seems to work just fine. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

It's actually kmathern's script, not mine, to give proper credit where it's due.

I noticed that there has been a fixed version of pepperflashplugin-nonfree in Sid for a while; I'll backport it and test it, then add it to my multimedia OBS repo if it works. I'm pretty sure it'll work straight from Sid, too--it's also just scripts.

Edit: Whoops--no, they didn't fix the i386 build yet. But I yoinked some of the magic bits and added them to bunsen-pepperflash, so now that works getting pepperflash working for Opera and its ilk.
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