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Distribution: Debian Sid, SourceMage 0.9.5, & To be Continued on a TP
It seems on my system, the Flash Plugin is not working. I followed the installation routine on Flash download website but mine is not working. When I check Mozilla's Help, About Plug-ins, Flash does not show up.
I had this problem when I used the mozilla-1.4xft-2.tar.bz2 build from incoming and flashplugin-6.0r79-2.pkg.tar.gz. The flash plugin was installed in a differnet plugin directory to what mozilla was expecting.
I cannot remember for sure but I think the plugin was originally installed in /opt/mozilla/plugins when it should be in /opt/mozilla/lib/mozilla-1.4/plugins
You need to copy the flashplayer.xpt and libflashplayer.so files to the correct mozilla plugin directory.
I'm now using mozilla-1.4-3.pkg.tar.gz from official, and flashplugin-6.0r79-3.pkg.tar.gz from unofficial. I didn't have any problems using this combo.
what follows might be a shot in the dark and it also assumes that your system is not up to date.
first try a pacman -S pacman and get the new pacman
then try pacman -Syu and get everything up to date
then try to get the other packages that you were looking for
also, what symlink did you do for the flash? please dont take me wrong, you proli did it right, just checking