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Old 11-19-2008, 12:45 AM   #1
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Question cannot install flash player on iceweasel in debian etch


running iceweasel and trying to display flash animation,

the browser prompts for installation of the flash player plugin,
a sequence of prompts, the flash player is downloaded, installed

it says it needs to restart for changes to take effect
and


voila!

no effect, i get the same ' missing plugin ' prompt

Last edited by parf; 11-19-2008 at 01:49 AM.
 
Old 11-19-2008, 06:30 AM   #2
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The built-in plugin install system is unlikely to work on Linux, mostly because the browser is (hopefully) not running as root. This usually means you don't have the permissions necessary to install the plugin. I'm also not sure whether it's capable of ensuring that you get Linux-capable plugins or whether it will try to install the Windows version.

For Debian you can generally install either the flashplugin-nonfree or the flashplayer-mozilla packages instead (you do need the nonfree source enabled in your apt sources list). Both of these packages will automatically download and install the adobe flash plugin for you.

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Old 11-19-2008, 07:20 AM   #3
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aptitude install flashplayer-mozilla
(for Debian Lenny)
 
Old 11-19-2008, 10:40 AM   #4
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Everything done:
Installed mozilla-flash-player7-binary, it is displayed succesfull in the browser with <aboutlugins>. But it still does not work.
I tried to install_flash_player_10_linux.tar.gz direktly from adobe. The same effect.

Question: Did anybody succesfully install Flash-Player-10 whith iceweasel?
Ubuntu, SuSE use firefox, there seems to be no problem.

Last edited by friotto; 11-19-2008 at 10:43 AM.
 
Old 11-19-2008, 01:27 PM   #5
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why does everyone seem so adverse to just installing it from the repositories ? it 'just works' when installed from the repository.
 
Old 11-19-2008, 03:32 PM   #6
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Can you please explain some more in detail what means "from the repositories".
I could not find flashplugin-nonfree.

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Old 11-19-2008, 03:50 PM   #7
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Did you read the thread above ?

Quote:
Originally Posted by farslayer View Post
aptitude install flashplayer-mozilla
(for Debian Lenny)
Should work for etch as well
 
Old 11-19-2008, 05:18 PM   #8
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i had the same problems that the package from the repository wasnt working as expected.
I recommend you to download the linux flashplayer from adobe.com
It's very easy to install you just need to know where your firefox/iceweasel is located at which should be /usr/lib/iceweasel
 
Old 11-20-2008, 06:15 AM   #9
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this thread has been stagnant for a while, and i just found several replies now, i'll test asap and post results

many, many thanks, guys

ok...
i was about to try aptitude and here's the case

i installed my debian on a vbox ( no prob really, because my ubuntu can run apt ), and i just wanted most of it's packages
to come from source, so i installed without network, and the apt, i guess it's just looking at the cd
when i run apt-get update that's where it's pointing at...

actually, i just edited sources list, and ... going, updating

but i seem to only have 2 sites on the list, and the flashplayer-mozilla isn't included

the tar file from adobe, i've downloaded already , i assume i'm supposed to symlink the lib..so file to the /usr/lib/iceweasel?
it's not working, ...


i even tried running iceweasel with superuser via kdesu iceweasel
the plugin install , didn't work just the same

ok final report for the day apt-get install flashplugin-nonfree.. didn't work
and i can't seem to find the proper url for the sources.list

i even tried debian wiki
the backport thing didn't work for me too

Last edited by parf; 11-20-2008 at 07:17 AM.
 
Old 11-20-2008, 07:22 AM   #10
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flashplugin non-free would be in the non-free repository.. is that in your sources list ?



user@it-etch:~$ cat /etc/apt/sources.list
Code:
# deb cdrom:[Debian GNU/Linux testing _Etch_ - Official Beta i386 NETINST Binary-1 20070329-08:46]/ etch contrib main

deb http://ftp.uwsg.indiana.edu/linux/debian/  lenny main non-free contrib
deb-src http://ftp.uwsg.indiana.edu/linux/debian/ lenny main non-free contrib

deb http://security.debian.org/ lenny/updates main contrib non-free
deb-src http://security.debian.org/ lenny/updates main contrib non-free

deb http://www.debian-multimedia.org lenny main

Last edited by farslayer; 11-20-2008 at 07:24 AM.
 
Old 11-20-2008, 07:28 AM   #11
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alright perhaps we've had a split second differential between my getting into debian.org's packages and your post, but i am very thankful nonetheless



if it helps anyone else,
i just went into debian.org, searched for the flashplugin-nonfree package
downloaded it and
used

dpkg -i 'packagename'.deb

and voila! finally...


it's not easy getting into distros not quite as popular as ubuntu / suse / fedora

specially with iceweaselly stuff, hehe

but hey, it works, it's different

and lastly

#
# deb cdrom:[Debian GNU/Linux 4.0 r1 _Etch_ - Official i386 kde-CD Binary-1 20070819-12:11]/ etch contrib main

#deb cdrom:[Debian GNU/Linux 4.0 r1 _Etch_ - Official i386 kde-CD Binary-1 20070819-12:11]/ etch contrib main

# Line commented out by installer because it failed to verify:
deb http://security.debian.org/ etch/updates main contrib
# Line commented out by installer because it failed to verify:
deb-src http://security.debian.org/ etch/updates main contrib



###################
## Stable Etch ####
###################
#Stable
deb http://http.us.debian.org/debian/ stable main contrib non-free
#Stable Sources
deb-src http://http.us.debian.org/debian/ stable main contrib non-free
#Security Updates Stable
deb http://security.debian.org/ stable/updates main contrib non-free

# Etch and a Half http://wiki.debian.org/EtchAndAHalf
# deb ftp://ftp.debian.org/debian etch-proposed-updates main

# Debian Stable Backports
# For information visit
# http://www.backports.org/dokuwiki/do...d=instructions
# apt-get install debian-backports-keyring
#deb http://www.backports.org/debian etch-backports main contrib non-free

# Debian Unofficial Repository
# For more info visit http://debian-unofficial.org/
# apt-get install debian-unofficial-archive-keyring
#deb http://ftp.debian-unofficial.org/debian stable main contrib non-free restricted
#deb-src http://ftp.debian-unofficial.org/debian stable main contrib non-free restricted

# Debian Volatile http://www.debian.org/volatile/
# deb http://volatile.debian.org/debian-volatile etch/volatile main contrib non-free

# Backports of various packages for Debian 4.0 Etch
# Updated versions of Firefox and Thunderbird
# For more information visit http://debian.stdout.at/
# deb http://debian.stdout.at/ ./

#http://www.backports.org/debian etch-backports main contrib
#http://www.adobe.com

# Wine
# Debian Etch (4.0):
#sudo wget http://wine.budgetdedicated.com/apt/...st.d/etch.list -O #/etc/apt/sources.list.d/winehq.list


the lines after stable etch i just added recently, but didn't work anyway


off the topic, can anyone point me to the list for kdesvn? and / or how i can find the url for a particular package if i ever had
to look again in the future

thanks all,

Last edited by parf; 11-20-2008 at 07:37 AM.
 
Old 11-20-2008, 09:05 AM   #12
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http://www.debian.org/distrib/packages

you can search here, and download specific packages.
 
Old 11-20-2008, 10:38 PM   #13
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do pardon my ignorance, i've used debian for more than a couple of months, but have not gotten much into apt, obviously


the link points me to the packages, and i've been able to install stuff with it

but i wanted to know the source url that i can place in my sources.list
so when i apt-get update, kdesvn would be included in the list of packages
and hence i can just do an apt-get kdesvn...

i'm sorry if i may be missing a big point somewhere...
 
Old 11-20-2008, 11:20 PM   #14
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Ahh now i see what your question is..

Code:
debianetch:/$ apt-cache policy kdesvn
kdesvn:
  Installed: (none)
  Candidate: 0.11.0-1
  Version table:
     0.11.0-1 0
        500 http://ftp.uwsg.indiana.edu etch/main Packages
kdesvn is in main.. so you shouldn't have to do anything special.

in your sources list you should comment out the CD/DVD you used to install Debian.
Here is a basic /etc/apt/sources.list that I use on my machine. this would cover your kdesvn package as well.

Code:
debianetch:/$ cat /etc/apt/sources.list

deb http://ftp.uwsg.indiana.edu/linux/debian/ etch main contrib non-free
deb-src http://ftp.uwsg.indiana.edu/linux/debian/ etch main contrib non-free

deb http://security.debian.org/ etch/updates main contrib non-free
deb-src http://security.debian.org/ etch/updates main contrib non-free

deb http://www.debian-multimedia.org etch main
 
Old 11-21-2008, 12:02 AM   #15
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thanks, that helps, it's in my package manager list

unfortunately now, i have this :

Code:
< export DEBIAN_FRONTEND; apt-get install --yes 'kdesvn' ;echo RESULT=$?
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree... Done
kdesvn is already the newest version.
You might want to run `apt-get -f install' to correct these:
The following packages have unmet dependencies:
  kdesvn: Depends: libapr1 but it is not going to be installed
          Depends: libaprutil1 but it is not going to be installed
          Depends: libsvn1 (>= 1.4) but it is not going to be installed
          Depends: libsvnqt3 (>= 0.11.0) but it is not going to be installed
          Depends: kdesvn-kio-plugins (= 0.11.0-1) but it is not going to be installed
W: Couldn't stat source package list http://security.debian..org etch/updates/main Packages (/var/lib/apt/lists/security.debian..org_dists_etch_updates_main_binary-i386_Packages) - stat (2 No such file or directory)
W: Couldn't stat source package list http://security.debian..org etch/updates/contrib Packages (/var/lib/apt/lists/security.debian..org_dists_etch_updates_contrib_binary-i386_Packages) - stat (2 No such file or directory)
W: Couldn't stat source package list http://security.debian..org etch/updates/non-free Packages (/var/lib/apt/lists/security.debian..org_dists_etch_updates_non-free_binary-i386_Packages) - stat (2 No such file or directory)
W: Couldn't stat source package list http://www.debian-multimedia..org etch/main Packages (/var/lib/apt/lists/www.debian-multimedia..org_dists_etch_main_binary-i386_Packages) - stat (2 No such file or directory)
W: You may want to run apt-get update to correct these problems
E: Unmet dependencies. Try 'apt-get -f install' with no packages (or specify a solution).
RESULT=100
i used the kpackage manager for this one, and now i'm not sure why it won't resolve / fix things automatically


now i'm way off topic but i might as well ask anyway,
i've experienced cases where a new app / from package / from source
requires a more recent version of a library
like zlib-dev something

would i be correct to assume that if i updated this, i'd still have a working system?
 
  


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