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Old 07-02-2008, 09:09 PM   #1
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How do i install Gnash 0.8.3 on Debian Etch amd64?


How do i install Gnash v.0.8.3 on Debian Etch amd64?
 
Old 07-02-2008, 10:59 PM   #2
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WOW....12 Views...

and no one responds? What do i do?
 
Old 07-02-2008, 11:32 PM   #3
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I did what you should have done. I went to google.com and entered the search phrase Linux gnash. That brought me to a wikipedia page which brought me to the gnash project pages. From here I was able to learn that gnash has been shown to run on Debian amd64. So far so good.

Then I went to the Debian web site and looked in its software package repository for the Etch distribution. I found that gnash is not there.

Returning to the gnash web site I found that the application is primarily distributed by source code although there is a Fedora 8 rpm.

http://www.gnu.org/software/gnash/ma...ser.html#build

So when I first read your post I knew less than you did about gnash since I didn't know what it was. Within a few minutes I was able to find the answer to your question. You would benefit if you learned these research skills.

You could also improve your questions by including more information and improving the friendliness of the tone. Your terse original post is offensive. Your follow up whining post is repulsive. Both posts lack a friendly and respectful tone.

Last edited by stress_junkie; 07-02-2008 at 11:47 PM.
 
Old 07-03-2008, 07:25 AM   #4
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First, you wait more than an hour for a reply. Then, you slowly carefully read stress_junkie's post and learn, because he has gone out of his way to teach you when he could have been so much more terse.
 
Old 07-03-2008, 07:58 AM   #5
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El1iP3S01D, in addition to what previous people said, put this webpage in your bookmarks:

http://packages.debian.org

Searching for gnash for all release/arch:

http://packages.debian.org/search?ke...ll&section=all

For amd64 only:
http://packages.debian.org/search?su...keywords=gnash


It shows that
There is a version for debian testing and unstable. You might want to use then a mixed stable/testing system but this has huge consequences.

And (as a stable gnash probably arrived after Etch arrived) the testing version has been now rebuilt against dependencies in Etch (so called backport) so that you can keep your system full-Etch.

So, there is a packaged version of 0.8.2 for amd64 etch, you'll need to add the backport repo:

http://www.backports.org/dokuwiki/do...d=instructions

if you really need 0.8.3, use a testing/unstable version. The backport is probably not possible or 0.8.3 is considered too unstable (in the debian-sense). See this : http://bjorn.haxx.se/debian/testing.pl?package=gnash

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Old 07-04-2008, 02:23 AM   #6
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Stress, alucard and nx5000...

I did as you suggested and downloaded all the files pertaing to Gnash 0.8.2 related to Debian Etch amd64...Now, How do i install it? Understand this, i may sound like i'm whining; Yet, did it ever occurred to you "stress" that i'm only 3 months old when it comes to Debian Linux and i have much to learn...My background is in Windows XP64 bit...

Again can any of you provide instructions on how to install it?
 
Old 07-04-2008, 05:15 AM   #7
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You know what binary packages are? They are pre-compiled softwares. Unless this binary does not fit to you, there is absolutely no need for compiling yourself.


Read my post, it is a bit easier.

http://www.backports.org/dokuwiki/do...d=instructions


Quote:

Using backports.org is very simple:

1. Add this line

deb http://www.backports.org/debian etch-backports main contrib non-free

to your /etc/apt/sources.list.

2. Run apt-get update

3. All backports are deactivated by default. If you want to install something from backports run:

apt-get -t etch-backports install “package”
Good luck!
 
Old 07-04-2008, 11:50 AM   #8
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Cool nx5000...

Thanks, nx5000...:-D

I love this operating system, is just that my background is in Windows xp64. I'm barely getting used to the Debian way, when it comes to installing software and everything else...Again, Thanks a lot...My only wish is that there was a how to installing Gnash on Debian Etch amd64...Thanks again...
 
Old 07-04-2008, 12:07 PM   #9
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It's the confrontational and expectant attitude that we're mostly objecting to. It's fine that you're a newbie and it's great that you came here for help, but no one is paid to help here, and we're only busy humans. If you could be more polite and less demanding, it would go a ways.

Bumping your topic after just an hour is way too soon. Try waiting at least a day, and also, unanswered topics on this forum auto-bump themselves so you don't have to.

Things like "WOW....12 Views... and no one responds?", "Understand this", "did it ever occurred to you" come across as confrontational and rude, which does not help you.

Thanks.
 
Old 07-04-2008, 12:21 PM   #10
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Originally Posted by AlucardZero View Post
It's the confrontational and expectant attitude that we're mostly objecting to. It's fine that you're a newbie and it's great that you came here for help, but no one is paid to help here, and we're only busy humans. If you could be more polite and less demanding, it would go a ways.

Bumping your topic after just an hour is way too soon. Try waiting at least a day, and also, unanswered topics on this forum auto-bump themselves so you don't have to.

Things like "WOW....12 Views... and no one responds?", "Understand this", "did it ever occurred to you" come across as confrontational and rude, which does not help you.

Thanks.
I agree. It's not the experience level. It's the attitude. As Aretha Franklin said, all we're looking for is a little r-e-s-p-e-c-t.

I'm glad that backport.org looks promising.

Ubuntu has a gnash installation deb file. That should work on Debian. Install it using the dpkg utility.

http://packages.ubuntu.com/source/fe...ackports/gnash

http://www.debianadmin.com/debianubu...sing-dpkg.html

Copy the deb file to your local disk then use dpkg -i <file>.deb to install the package.

I didn't know this when I first wrote or I would have put it in my first post. I found this since I last posted in this thread.

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Old 07-04-2008, 04:39 PM   #11
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Mixing Ubuntu and Debian? I'm not sure about that, how does it usually work?
 
Old 07-04-2008, 04:53 PM   #12
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Mixing Ubuntu and Debian? I'm not sure about that, how does it usually work?
I haven't tried it. I just found this today and I don't run Debian.
 
Old 07-04-2008, 07:18 PM   #13
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I haven't tried it. I just found this today and I don't run Debian.
You really shouldn't recommend something if you have no idea whether it will work or not. In general, it's not a good idea to mix .debs from different distros, since the distros may not be binary compatible.
 
Old 07-05-2008, 12:45 AM   #14
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Folks...

I'm not, i repeat not trying to be confrotational; I'm simply trying to install Gnash on my Debian Etch amd64...Since, i gave up windows, i will not associate myself with anything that represents it; And, I prefer to have a true Linux System. With that said, i rather support Linux in everyway possible. Again, i'm not trying to be confrontational i'm asking for your help...

Thanks for reading,

El1iP3S01D...

Hi Telemachus...:-D
 
Old 07-05-2008, 07:05 AM   #15
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My first inclination is to say "If you think that was confrontational, you ain't seen nothing yet."

More seriously, I wasn't being confrontational either. I was just pointing out (1) that it's a bad idea to give advice when you don't know what will happen and (2) that it's a bad idea to mix Debian and non-Debian .debs on a Debian system. See, no confrontation at all.
 
  


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