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cmk77 06-28-2010 03:29 AM

firefox update and slackbuid flash plugin
 
Yesterday I updated firefox following the security mailing to
Code:

mozilla-firefox-3.6.6-x86_64-1_slack13.0.txz
When starting the new firefox I got the message that I should update my flash plugin. I use the slackbuild for flash so I already had the version
Code:

libflashplayer-10.0.45.2.linux-x86_64.so.tar.gz
So I tried to open http://download.macromedia.com/pub/labs/flashplayer10/ to see if there are any new versions, but no luck. It seems Adobe has changed the setup and I could only download a libflashplayer without any version number whatsoever... Should I trust this? Should I wait for Robby to update the slackbuild script?

piratesmack 06-28-2010 03:39 AM

There were some security issues that are only fixed in the 32-Bit version since the 64-Bit port was discontinued.

http://www.archlinux.org/news/501/

I recommend you use the latest 32-Bit flash plugin with nspluginwrapper or the 32-Bit version of Firefox.

cmk77 06-28-2010 08:06 AM

I wasn't aware of that, thanks for pointing it out!

Lufbery 06-28-2010 08:25 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by piratesmack (Post 4016919)
I recommend you use the latest 32-Bit flash plugin with nspluginwrapper

How does one go about doing that?


Quote:

... or the 32-Bit version of Firefox.
This requires being multi-lib, right?

dugan 06-28-2010 10:26 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Lufbery (Post 4017103)
How does one go about doing that?

There's a thread about it:
http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...e-64-a-755781/

Lufbery 06-28-2010 11:12 AM

Dugan,

Thanks for the link. The whole thing looks like an unholy mess -- especially for those of us not wanting to run a multi-lib system.

Regards,

-Drew

cmk77 06-28-2010 02:33 PM

Quote:

The whole thing looks like an unholy mess -- especially for those of us not wanting to run a multi-lib system
I totally agree, but a system without flash :-( Shame on Adobe for discontinuing 64bit linux support!

Lufbery 06-28-2010 03:13 PM

(quickly adding): Not that there's anything wrong with a multi-lib system. :D I just like to keep it simple.

FWIW, I'm still running the (old, discontinued?) version of 64-bit Flash that I got from Slackbuilds.org. I also use the Flashblock plugin, so I only run Flash when I want to.

I need to look into it further, but I'm not sure I want to uninstall my current version of flash.

55020 06-28-2010 03:17 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by cmk77 (Post 4017428)
I totally agree, but a system without flash :-( Shame on Adobe for discontinuing 64bit linux support!

It's a terrible situation. But this is normality in the world of non-free software. There's a lesson to be learned (and it's only weakly connected to the one Steve Jobs is pushing).

If you need flash, then you are probably thinking of specific sites which are relatively trustworthy (Youtube, BBC iPlayer, the stupendously rude games on b3ta ;) ). On 64 bit, I would suggest staying with 10.1, installing Flashblock, and using its whitelist to unblock flash on the sites you just can't do without.

damgar 06-28-2010 07:12 PM

For those considering it though, multilib with 32 bit browsers and flash works fine. I actually made that switch due to poor 64 bit flash on my machine months ago and in my experience the multilib+32bit browsers/flash made a huge difference in performance.

gauchao 06-28-2010 07:46 PM

I had no problem when I upgraded firefox in Slack 64 13.1. It was asked for me to upgrade flash, so I got the flash SlackBuild for Slack13.1 and the 64-bit source (http://download.macromedia.com/pub/l...6_64.so.tar.gz), built the package and installed it. Working real nice.

GazL 06-28-2010 07:53 PM

Going multilib just for flash is too much trouble for me. I'll just do without.

cmk77 09-30-2010 01:15 PM

I saw the slackbuild for 13.1 was updated to the new 64bit flashplayer "square". But the slackbuild for 13.0 is not updated. Can I use the 13.1 slackbuild for my 13.0 system? If so, what changes should be made?

Alien Bob 09-30-2010 01:25 PM

In http://slackware.com/~alien/slackbui...in/pkg64/13.1/ you will find a package for the latest 64-bit Flashplayer 'square' plugin - released by Adobe 3 days ago and no multilib required.

You can use this package on Slackware 13.0 just as easily as on 13.1 or -current.

Eric

Crashbox 09-30-2010 01:31 PM

Alien to the Rescue
 
You can get 32bit and 64bit packages of the latest Flashplayer Square directly from Alien Bob's mirror look under: people/alien/slackbuilds/flashplayer-plugin/

His packages are dated 09/28/2010 and include the latest update of Square released by Adobe earlier this week.

edit: sorry. started writing before Alien posted.


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