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Old 06-13-2011, 01:25 PM   #1
laredotornado
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Automated way of installing the latest version of Flash for Firefox?


Hi,

I'm using Ubuntu 11.04. I'm searching for an automated way of installing the latest version of Flash for Firefox. We are using our machine as a testing server and it would be nice to be assured we always have the latest version of Flash instead of having to manually update it whenever Adobe comes out with an incremental update.

Thanks, - Dave
 
Old 06-13-2011, 01:45 PM   #2
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Write a script to check for new version and install, run the script periodically via a cron job.

Here's a script I found that will give you an idea of something you can create.
 
Old 06-13-2011, 01:52 PM   #3
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Well you could just install it from the Ubuntu repositories. There'll be some delay in it being updated after Adobe release a new version, but I doubt no more than a day or so at most (I don't use Ubuntu much so I've never kept track of how quickly they update Flash )


Or you could go to http://get.adobe.com/flashplayer/ and select the 'APT for Ubuntu' option from the drop down list and follow the instructions.

To be honest I don't know what the advantage of the second method is over the first, I just happen to know it exists but have never bothered to find out why, if it is, it's better than just using the default Ubuntu repo.

Once it's installed you can just set up a cronjob that updates that package. Stick a script in /etc/cron.daily or whatever method you prefer.

Last edited by arizonagroovejet; 06-13-2011 at 01:53 PM. Reason: note about cronjob
 
Old 06-13-2011, 01:58 PM   #4
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Easy way? Flashaid-

https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/fir...don/flash-aid/

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Originally Posted by arizonagroovejet View Post
Or you could go to http://get.adobe.com/flashplayer/ and select the 'APT for Ubuntu' option from the drop down list and follow the instructions.

To be honest I don't know what the advantage of the second method is over the first, I just happen to know it exists but have never bothered to find out why, if it is, it's better than just using the default Ubuntu repo.
For 32bit ubuntu, not much difference. For 64bit ubuntu, much more...ubuntu only puts the 32bit flash version in its repos, and its much more buggy than 32bit flash in 32bit ubuntu, or 64bit flash in 64bit ubuntu.

BTW, flashaid will give you a 64bit flash version for 64bit ubuntu.
 
Old 06-13-2011, 02:06 PM   #5
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I recommend using your distributions package manager to update all applications at once. In Ubuntu you can use the GUI Update Manager or the command line:

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sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get dist-upgrade
This way you're getting updates that have been tested and packaged by the Ubuntu team rather than straight from Adobe.
 
Old 06-13-2011, 02:07 PM   #6
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Browse repositories of you distro, and add some ones if need. May be need adjust upgrade parameters. if you use GNOME, this graphical instrument must be under system. I can not say some more concretely, because last version of Ubuntu, that i used was 10.04. My favorite distro OpenSuse suggests me upgrade of flash plug-ins and player every week.
 
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Old 06-13-2011, 03:30 PM   #7
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Flash-aid
Flash-Aid Add-on - Painless and Proper Flash Installation in Firefox - http://lxer.com/module/newswire/ext_link.php?rid=152303

or write your own script to check the version and download when a new one is available.
 
  


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