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Yesterday I updated firefox following the security mailing to
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
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?
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.
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.
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.
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?