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Old 03-26-2009, 11:34 AM   #1
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Cannot install Flash for Iceweasel

# apt-get install flashplugin-nonfree
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree       
Reading state information... Done
Package flashplugin-nonfree is not available, but is referred to by another package.
This may mean that the package is missing, has been obsoleted, or
is only available from another source
E: Package flashplugin-nonfree has no installation candidate
So I tried downloading from and got the tar.gz file and extracted it to its respected folder.

I ran the installer:

~/install_flash_player_10_linux# ./flashplayer-installer


Please enter the installation path of the Mozilla, Netscape,
or Opera browser (i.e., /usr/lib/mozilla): /usr/lib/mozilla

WARNING: Please enter a valid installation path.

Please enter the installation path of the Mozilla, Netscape,
or Opera browser (i.e., /usr/lib/mozilla): /usr/lib/iceweasel

WARNING: Please enter a valid installation path.
I tried various different directories by searching with "find / -name *iceweasel*" and also tried 'firefox' instead of 'iceweasel'. None of the directories worked and it kept telling me to enter a valid installation path.

So I took the non-installation file from the Flash directory:

# ls -a install_flash_player_10_linux/
.  ..  flashplayer-installer
# cp install_flash_player_10_linux/ .mozilla/plugins/
Then I went to a Flash website like YouTube, and before the page could even start loading, Iceweasel crashed.

What gives?
Old 03-26-2009, 12:29 PM   #2
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You have .deb package as an option to download also.So if you decide to download it,be sure that you have libcurl3 and libssh2-1 already installed,then run;
dpkg -i install_flash_player_10_linux.deb
in the right directory,of course.That's how I did it.
Maybe you'll need to run;
apt-get -f install
You'll be informed.


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