LinuxQuestions.org
Did you know LQ has a Linux Hardware Compatibility List?
Go Back   LinuxQuestions.org > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Distributions > Slackware
User Name
Password
Slackware This Forum is for the discussion of Slackware Linux.

Notices

Reply
 
Search this Thread
Old 11-18-2009, 08:56 AM   #1
satinet
Senior Member
 
Registered: Feb 2004
Location: England
Distribution: Slackware 11, Sabayon 3.1
Posts: 1,464

Rep: Reputation: 46
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
 
Old 11-18-2009, 08:58 AM   #2
slackd
Member
 
Registered: Sep 2009
Location: Bhubaneswar, India
Distribution: Slackware, Ubuntu, Windows
Posts: 260
Blog Entries: 1

Rep: Reputation: 60
build your package from here. it works for me.

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

Last edited by slackd; 11-18-2009 at 08:59 AM.
 
Old 11-18-2009, 09:20 AM   #3
satinet
Senior Member
 
Registered: Feb 2004
Location: England
Distribution: Slackware 11, Sabayon 3.1
Posts: 1,464

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 46
okay cheers dude. I will give that a go.
 
Old 11-18-2009, 09:31 AM   #4
Alien Bob
Slackware Contributor
 
Registered: Sep 2005
Location: Eindhoven, The Netherlands
Distribution: Slackware
Posts: 5,180

Rep: Reputation: Disabled
Quote:
Originally Posted by satinet View Post
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
 
Old 11-18-2009, 09:40 AM   #5
satinet
Senior Member
 
Registered: Feb 2004
Location: England
Distribution: Slackware 11, Sabayon 3.1
Posts: 1,464

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 46
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
 
Old 11-18-2009, 09:43 AM   #6
Alien Bob
Slackware Contributor
 
Registered: Sep 2005
Location: Eindhoven, The Netherlands
Distribution: Slackware
Posts: 5,180

Rep: Reputation: Disabled
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
 
Old 11-18-2009, 09:43 AM   #7
satinet
Senior Member
 
Registered: Feb 2004
Location: England
Distribution: Slackware 11, Sabayon 3.1
Posts: 1,464

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 46
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!
 
Old 11-18-2009, 09:58 AM   #8
Alien Bob
Slackware Contributor
 
Registered: Sep 2005
Location: Eindhoven, The Netherlands
Distribution: Slackware
Posts: 5,180

Rep: Reputation: Disabled
Quote:
Originally Posted by satinet View Post
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
 
Old 11-18-2009, 10:17 AM   #9
slackd
Member
 
Registered: Sep 2009
Location: Bhubaneswar, India
Distribution: Slackware, Ubuntu, Windows
Posts: 260
Blog Entries: 1

Rep: Reputation: 60
Quote:
Originally Posted by satinet View Post
okay cheers dude. I will give that a go.
ok, please let us know if it worked!
 
Old 11-18-2009, 10:48 AM   #10
satinet
Senior Member
 
Registered: Feb 2004
Location: England
Distribution: Slackware 11, Sabayon 3.1
Posts: 1,464

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 46
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.
 
Old 11-18-2009, 04:33 PM   #11
MQMan
Member
 
Registered: Jan 2004
Location: Los Angeles
Distribution: Slack64 13.37
Posts: 535

Rep: Reputation: 36
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.
 
  


Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
32-bit flash player with nspluginwrapper on slackware 64 vik Slackware 33 07-20-2010 06:03 AM
Flash Player issues with 64 bit. rich_c MEPIS 1 09-20-2009 10:41 AM
So is 64-bit Flash Player on the way? REALLY? checkmate3001 Linux - Software 3 12-06-2008 05:10 PM
LXer: Howto install Flash, Java, Real Player 32 bit plugins under 64 bit Firefox LXer Syndicated Linux News 0 03-16-2007 11:31 PM
Is there Flash Player for 64 Bit Linux manikantha Linux - General 13 06-20-2006 01:25 PM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 07:25 PM.

Main Menu
My LQ
Write for LQ
LinuxQuestions.org is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
Syndicate
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
identi.ca: @linuxquestions
Facebook: linuxquestions Google+: linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration