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Old 09-18-2015, 08:51 AM   #1
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Im so sick of this glibc


Hi I needed ot vent, sorry. was figuring out for 4 hours trying to install adobeflash so I can play some snes games online.

I have tries sudo apt-get install -f
build-essential
apt-get upgrade
rpm -Fhv glibc*

nothing works

everytime I rpm -ivh adobe.package......

just keeps complaining that I need glibc >= 2.4
and /bin/sh is needed for flashplugin. I am downloading this from the adobe website

I also try installing it from applications -> package manager (I am using kubuntu light) but nothing is displaying for adobe.

Any recommendations? Thanks!!


PS


I also see there is this
http://ftp.gnu.org/gnu/glibc/

but I am not sure what to do the the tar.gz files

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Old 09-18-2015, 09:07 AM   #2
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Don't be sick of glibc; be very sick and very angry at Adobe who chooses not to support linux. Do not expect any help from the Adobe website. What distro are you using? If you're using Debian, you can try installing flashplayer-mozilla if you use a Firefox/Iceweasel browser.
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Old 09-18-2015, 09:43 AM   #3
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There is a manual way to install. Download the tar.gz flashpayer file linux, extract the archive then place libflashplayer.so in /usr/lib/mozilla/plugins
 
Old 09-18-2015, 11:08 AM   #4
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You should be able use the command "update-flashplugin-nonfree --install" to install flash after you run "apt-get install flashplugin-nonfree", it might also be called flashplugin-installer. You might also need to enable the non-free repo for this. This should work since you are using a debian based distro. This is what I use and I am using debian sid.

Your post is a little confusing in that you mention you are using kubuntu but you mention you are using the rpm command. RPM is used in Red hat distros. Debian distros use dpkg (.deb) instead. Also you installed the build-essential package but that installs the programs to compile packages.

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Old 09-18-2015, 12:03 PM   #5
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This assumes that you are using Firefox and your downloaded tar.gz files are sent to Desktop.

This is how to install Adobe Flash Plugin for Firefox:

1. Go to this page and select the option .tar.gz for other Linux. Download the file.

2. Unpack the plugin tar.gz and copy the files to the appropriate location.
3. Save the plugin tar.gz locally and note the location the file was saved to.
4. Launch terminal and change directories to the location the file was saved to.
5. Unpack the tar.gz file.

Once unpacked you will see the following on Desktop:
libflashplayer.so
/usr

Now, in Terminal type:

Code:
cd Desktop
6. Identify the location of the browser plugins directory, based on your Linux distribution and Firefox version. This is the usual location:

Code:
/usr/lib/mozilla/plugins/
7. For Ubuntu 14.04 path is :
Code:
/usr/lib/firefox/browser/plugins
8. Copy libflashplayer.so to the appropriate browser plugins directory. At the prompt type:

Code:
sudo cp libflashplayer.so <BrowserPluginsLocation>
9. Copy the Flash Player Local Settings configurations files to the /usr directory. At the prompt type:

Code:
  sudo cp -r usr/* /usr
10. Now restart your browser.

Mozilla Support:
https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb...imations-games


NB An alternative to the above is to use Google Chrome as your browser:

http://www.google.com/chrome/

Google Chrome includes the sandboxed (PPAPI) Flash plug-in and this is updated automatically via browser updates.

Last edited by beachboy2; 09-18-2015 at 12:09 PM.
 
Old 09-18-2015, 03:04 PM   #6
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Originally Posted by beachboy2 View Post
NB An alternative to the above is to use Google Chrome as your browser:

http://www.google.com/chrome/

Google Chrome includes the sandboxed (PPAPI) Flash plug-in and this is updated automatically via browser updates.
That's what I did when I switched my family from Windows XP to Linux. I installed google-chrome, had to manually set up a toolbar icon for it, and made it the default browser. It comes with a flash player that works well for us.

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Old 09-18-2015, 03:51 PM   #7
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You should be able use the command "update-flashplugin-nonfree --install" to install flash after you run "apt-get install flashplugin-nonfree", it might also be called flashplugin-installer. You might also need to enable the non-free repo for this. This should work since you are using a debian based distro. This is what I use and I am using debian sid.

Your post is a little confusing in that you mention you are using kubuntu but you mention you are using the rpm command. RPM is used in Red hat distros. Debian distros use dpkg (.deb) instead. Also you installed the build-essential package but that installs the programs to compile packages.
For a Debian-based system this is the approach you need. Depending upon which distribution you are using it may be a slightly different package name but installing Flash manually means having to manually check for updates every few days and go through that process at the same interval -- the "update-flashplugin-nonfree --install" method is annoying enough, never mind having to do all sorts of copying around. Perhaps if the distribution being used is specified a better solution could be suggested...
 
Old 09-18-2015, 04:32 PM   #8
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How do I gain permission to send the plugin to the "appropriate place"? I'm in Mint 17.2 Cinnamon.
 
Old 09-18-2015, 04:36 PM   #9
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You use the Mint package from the repositories.
 
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