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satinet 11-18-2009 08:56 AM

Flash player on Slackware 13.0 64 bit
 
Hi,

How do you get flashplayer to work on the 64 bit version of slackware 13.0.

I can't determine if the version on the adobe website is 64 bit of not. it's not helpful. installing the flashplayer library in the mozzilla plug in folder under /usr/lib64/mozilla/plugins doesn't work (or creating a symbolic link to the plugins folder of firefox).

Thanks!
Tom

slackd 11-18-2009 08:58 AM

build your package from here. it works for me.

edit--
fyi: as you will see, the 64bit source is included.

satinet 11-18-2009 09:20 AM

okay cheers dude. I will give that a go.

Alien Bob 11-18-2009 09:31 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by satinet (Post 3761337)
Hi,

How do you get flashplayer to work on the 64 bit version of slackware 13.0.

There is a flashplayer-plugin.SlackBuild script in the /extra/flashplayer-plugin/ directory of every Slackware64 13.0 mirror.
Run that SlackBuild script (also download the slack-desc file btw) and it will automatically download the flashplayer binary for you and build a package that you can install using "installpkg".

Eric

satinet 11-18-2009 09:40 AM

the problem i'm having is that the script is creating a package that can't be installed by pkgtool:

root@blue:/home/tom/Downloads/flash# installpkg libflashplayer-10.0.32.18.linux-x86_64.so.tar.gz
Cannot install libflashplayer-10.0.32.18.linux-x86_64.so.tar.gz: file does not end in .tgz, .tbz, .tlz, or .txz

Alien Bob 11-18-2009 09:43 AM

The script is creating a package indeed, but you will find it in /tmp ... not in your current directory.

The file "libflashplayer-10.0.32.18.linux-x86_64.so.tar.gz" which you mention is the flash binary which the script has just downloaded to your current directory... it is not the package.

Eric

satinet 11-18-2009 09:43 AM

okay, forget that. It seems that the package is actually created in /tmp
I just read the build script.

didn't packages used to end in tar.gz.....?

it was all green fields back then!

Alien Bob 11-18-2009 09:58 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by satinet (Post 3761394)
didn't packages used to end in tar.gz.....?

Never.

Quote:

it was all green fields back then!
If anything, it has become easier to use Slackware compared to years ago. Changing a package extension does not make installing or using packages any harder.

Eric

slackd 11-18-2009 10:17 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by satinet (Post 3761362)
okay cheers dude. I will give that a go.

ok, please let us know if it worked!

satinet 11-18-2009 10:48 AM

hi, it's worked fine now, since I looked in tmp. I have tried a few flash pages and it works fine. Thank you!

I don't remember slackbuilds.org from when I used to be quite active on linuxquestions and in slackware. I think I started on version 9 or thereabouts. Good website though.

I am getting used to KDE4. There seems to be some good ideas.

MQMan 11-18-2009 04:33 PM

The easiest way to do this, is to grab the 64-bit version from Adobe.

Then put the libflashplayer.so library in your <home>/.mozilla/plugins/ directory. Or, for a system wide copy, I think it goes in /usr/lib64/mozilla/plugins/.

Done.


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