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Old 03-22-2017, 04:02 AM   #1
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Upgrading Adobe Flash Player for Firefox


I saw an error message in Firefox so say Shockwave Flash was vulnerable and had been blocked. It then told me to go to Adobe and download a new version.

I tried to do that but then was asked to select a version to download, all of which means less than nothing to me (see the attached).
I guessed and clicked rpm for Linux. When it had d/l I still had no idea what to do to open it, extract it maybe, install it?

I have Firefox 52.0 64 bit, Mint - 1.0

Can someone suggest in very straightforward terms what I need to do to install Flash Player please?
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Old 03-22-2017, 04:15 AM   #2
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You need to download the deb package.
Then install shockwave flash with apt install <shockwave flash package>.
 
Old 03-22-2017, 05:41 AM   #3
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Alternatively, see this thread that's currently on the go:

https://www.linuxquestions.org/quest...ed-4175602288/
 
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Old 03-22-2017, 06:37 AM   #4
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Alternatively, see this thread that's currently on the go:

https://www.linuxquestions.org/quest...ed-4175602288/
Hi again, how's things?

So do I follow the instructions you gave in post #4 in that link?
 
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Hi again, how's things?

So do I follow the instructions you gave in post #4 in that link?
Going well, thanks.

We should start by finding out what you currently have installed:

dpkg -l '*flash*' (small 'ell')
 
Old 03-22-2017, 06:58 AM   #6
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Going well, thanks.

We should start by finding out what you currently have installed:

dpkg -l '*flash*' (small 'ell')
I get this :
Code:
~ $ dpkg -l '*flash*'
Desired=Unknown/Install/Remove/Purge/Hold
| Status=Not/Inst/Conf-files/Unpacked/halF-conf/Half-inst/trig-aWait/Trig-pend
|/ Err?=(none)/Reinst-required (Status,Err: uppercase=bad)
||/ Name           Version      Architecture Description
+++-==============-============-============-=================================
un  adobe-flash-pr <none>       <none>       (no description available)
un  adobe-flash-pr <none>       <none>       (no description available)
ii  adobe-flashplu 1:20170214.1 amd64        Adobe Flash Player plugin
un  flashplayer-mo <none>       <none>       (no description available)
un  flashplugin    <none>       <none>       (no description available)
un  flashplugin-do <none>       <none>       (no description available)
un  flashplugin-in <none>       <none>       (no description available)
un  flashplugin-no <none>       <none>       (no description available)
un  gnome-session- <none>       <none>       (no description available)
ii  libhal1-flash  0.3.1        amd64        Compatibility library to allow pl
 
Old 03-22-2017, 07:04 AM   #7
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Ok, slightly amended instructions then:

Close Firefox and then run the following commands:

sudo apt-get --purge autoremove adobe-flashplugin

sudo apt-get update (I should have included this on the other thread - it's always useful to do before an install so that we have the most up-to-date info on what's available in the repositories)

sudo apt-get install flashplugin-installer

Once that's done, relaunch Firefox and, using Tools->Add-ons->Plugins, check that the current version of Shockwave Flash is listed as 25.0r0

If it is, go to the web site where you saw the initial error and see if the problem is solved.
 
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Old 03-22-2017, 08:29 AM   #8
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Ok, slightly amended instructions then:

Close Firefox and then run the following commands:

sudo apt-get --purge autoremove adobe-flashplugin

sudo apt-get update (I should have included this on the other thread - it's always useful to do before an install so that we have the most up-to-date info on what's available in the repositories)

sudo apt-get install flashplugin-installer

Once that's done, relaunch Firefox and, using Tools->Add-ons->Plugins, check that the current version of Shockwave Flash is listed as 25.0r0

If it is, go to the web site where you saw the initial error and see if the problem is solved.
That's great. I followed your clear instructions and everything went well. I'm on the correct version of Flash too.
Thanks yet again for your assistance, Herr Doctor.
 
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That's great. I followed your clear instructions and everything went well. I'm on the correct version of Flash too.
Thanks yet again for your assistance, Herr Doctor.
Good to hear! It's nice to have a satisfied patient.
 
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Good to hear! It's nice to have a satisfied patient.
Yes, it's much better than losing your patience...
 
  


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