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Old 02-13-2013, 07:45 AM   #1
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updating flash in debian

i guess flash has a new update because all my computers have asked for it. however my debian box is being the most difficult. i read the wiki and tried to get the flashplugin-nonfree, but its a tar.gz file and i'm getting errors trying to extract it. i can't install the rpm straight from adobe because "bash-command rpm not found" , i can't find any type of update in the synaptics package manager. can anyone help me out?

i so want to get on board with linux as my main box, but it seems like even the simplest of tasks are really involved. hopefully at some point it gets easier...
Old 02-13-2013, 08:39 AM   #2
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it's easy to install :

Installing using the plugin tar.gz:
	o Unpack the plugin tar.gz and copy the files to the appropriate location.  
	o Save the plugin tar.gz locally and note the location the file was saved to.
	o Launch terminal and change directories to the location the file was saved to.
	o Unpack the tar.gz file.  Once unpacked you will see the following:
		+ /usr
	o Identify the location of the browser plugins directory, based on your Linux distribution and Firefox version
	o Copy to the appropriate browser plugins directory.  At the prompt type:
		+ cp <BrowserPluginsLocation>
	o Copy the Flash Player Local Settings configurations files to the /usr directory.  At the prompt type:
		+ sudo cp -r usr/* /usr
youre browser plugin directory located under youre home directory in .mozilla/plugins if you're using Firefox
to extract tar.gz file run this command :
tar xvf PATH-TO-FLASH.tar.gz
Old 02-13-2013, 09:24 AM   #3
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cannot overwrite non-directory '/usr/lib64' with directory 'usr/lib64' is there a way to force it and create it?

EDIT: installed non free and contrib repos, and installed google chrome, now all is working.

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