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Old 05-15-2019, 08:26 AM   #1
tb75252
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Adobe Flash Player


I am using Debian 9, 64-bit. Not much of a Linux expert...

If I install Adobe Flash Player according to these instructions:
https://linux4one.com/how-to-install...yer-on-debian/
...the package manager will alert me that there is a new version of Flash Player when issuing these commands in Terminal:
Code:
     apt update
     apt upgrade
Right??

PS: I am aware that Chromium has Flash Player built in! I prefer using Firefox...
 
Old 05-15-2019, 09:10 AM   #2
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I believe so because the instructions ask you add a third party software repository so given that, the package manager (apt) is handling the install and will be able to tell if an update is needed when you run
Code:
apt update
.

I know some people still use flash, but it can't be soon enough that it is killed off. It's very bad technology in terms of security. My .02.
 
Old 05-16-2019, 08:08 PM   #3
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Hi,

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Originally Posted by tb75252 View Post
I am using Debian 9, 64-bit. Not much of a Linux expert...

If I install Adobe Flash Player according to these instructions:
https://linux4one.com/how-to-install...yer-on-debian/
I guess you won't be able to follow that verbatim since $(lsb_release -sc) will return "stretch" which is not an Ubuntu release. You'll need to pick an appropriate Ubuntu release. Perhaps xenial?
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Originally Posted by tb75252 View Post

...the package manager will alert me that there is a new version of Flash Player when issuing these commands in Terminal:
Code:
     apt update
     apt upgrade
Right??
Yes.

Evo2.
 
Old Today, 09:33 AM   #4
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I suspect you're looking for the niceness of being notified of updates from apt. Have you seen this Debian Wiki page FlashPlayer - https://wiki.debian.org/FlashPlayer?
 
Old Today, 09:53 AM   #5
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I guess you won't be able to follow that verbatim since $(lsb_release -sc) will return "stretch" which is not an Ubuntu release.
Indeed.

tb75252, the tutorial you linked is very, very naughty because it does not distinguish between Ubuntu and Debian.

If you really use debian, this is what you do:
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I suspect you're looking for the niceness of being notified of updates from apt. Have you seen this Debian Wiki page FlashPlayer - https://wiki.debian.org/FlashPlayer?
 
  


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