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Old 04-25-2007, 02:07 PM   #1
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Browser Plugins Debian Etch AMD 64


Wondering when there will be a release for the plugins for the AMD64 Arch. I am tired and getting these plugin notices saying there is something that needs installing.. I can't install java because unsupported at moment.. Same with shock wave and other interactive browser add ins..

Anyone found any resources on where these can be obtained?
 
Old 04-25-2007, 02:39 PM   #2
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What browser are you talking about? For gecko-based (or anything that uses the NSPAPI for that matter), have you considered using nspluginwrapper with i386 linux plugins?
 
Old 04-25-2007, 02:44 PM   #3
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gnash replaces flash pretty well, and konqueror doesn't need the java plugin as long as you have Java installed
 
Old 04-25-2007, 03:02 PM   #4
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Sorry about that, I am using the new IceWeasel but the Mozilla plugins won't work because they are only for i386.
 
Old 04-25-2007, 03:15 PM   #5
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Sorry about that, I am using the new IceWeasel but the Mozilla plugins won't work because they are only for i386.
Which is exactly why you should consider nspluginwrapper
 
Old 04-25-2007, 03:17 PM   #6
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I think I will install that rather then waiting for a 64 bit release version... At least then I can watch my flash movies and other flash sites.
 
Old 04-25-2007, 03:21 PM   #7
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I hate to put an unstable package on my beloved Stable Dist but I guess it won't hurt to much.... Just will have to remember to remove the unstable from my sources.list after I am done
 
Old 04-25-2007, 11:04 PM   #8
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You don't need to edit your sources.list at all. You can use a command like this to install from another version:

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apt-get -t unstable install nspluginwrapper
Then there is nothing to change.

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Old 04-27-2007, 05:44 PM   #9
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Went to do just that and I was unable to do so without adding to sources.list.. When I ran the suggested command I got:

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BOFH:/home/richinsc# apt-get -t unstable  install nspluginwrapper
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree... Done
E: Couldn't find package nspluginwrapper
Upon searching Debian website I found that it says:

Quote:
Where version is the version of Debian you want to use as the main distribution. The versions you can use are stable, testing and unstable. To install packages from another version, then, you must use APT in the following way:

# apt-get -t distribution install package

For that to work, though, you need at least one APT source line in your /etc/apt/sources.list for the distribution you want the package from, and the package must exist on that source.
But don't know if that means the the line as to be active meaning ("#deb http://" or "deb http://")
 
Old 04-27-2007, 06:08 PM   #10
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But don't know if that means the the line as to be active meaning ("#deb http://" or "deb http://")
I’m not positive of this specific case (since I don’t use Debian…), but in general, “#” is used as a comment character in many text configuration files. So removing the “#” is most likely what they mean by making active.
 
Old 04-27-2007, 06:32 PM   #11
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Post you sources.list, and we'll tell you what to change. But if you can't manage that, I'm not optimistic about you being successful with nspluginwrapper.

Gnash would be easier.
 
Old 04-27-2007, 07:47 PM   #12
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Gnash would be easier.
If he’s concerned about “stability”, gnash is more like “alpha” and nspluginwrapper is more like “beta” (though gnash definitely wins the freedom argument).
 
Old 04-27-2007, 07:54 PM   #13
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I don't know ... Gnash works real good for me, and it's made it to Testing. I've heard an upgrade is in the works.

Nspluginwrapper still hasn't gotten out of Unstable.
 
Old 04-28-2007, 10:30 AM   #14
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I've never managed to get gnash working with iceweasel. Ndispluginwrapper works to an extent but I find after a short while of watching falsh movies, on YouTube for example, the movies get replaced by a grey square and don't play so I have to clear out my cache.
 
  


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