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Updates for Adobe Flash

Postby dfx on Mon Mar 07, 2011 6:29 pm

Is there a way to get a newer version of Adobe Flash?

The version in LMDE seems to be a beta from Septmeber of last year and Flash is common to have serious security issues. Flash in LMDE is provided by the package mint-flashplugin, but removing it also removes mint-meta-codecs, mint-meta-debian and mint-meta-common

In earlier versions of LMDE it was possible to use
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update-flashplugin-nonfree --install

Any thoughts or ideas?
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Re: Updates for Adobe Flash

Postby richyrich on Mon Mar 07, 2011 7:07 pm

Please note : (only my opinion, your choice)

flashplugin-nonfree will always need to be updated manually by the user ! . . flashplayer-mozilla will show up, and be available in regular updates soon after adobe releases a new update !
Quoted from the debian forums . .
think that installing the package flashplayer-mozilla from the Debian-Multimedia repository is righter, because the package is the plug-in itself, and it is updated soon after Adobe releases a new version of Flash. The package flashplugin-nonfree is a script that downloads and installs the version of the plug-in available at the time, and leaves further updates to the user (1). Pondering the everyday usage of the plug-in and that newer versions not only include new features but security fixes, the automatic update of the Flash plug-in seems important.

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apt-get install flashplayer-mozilla

meta packages are just lists of packages that are installed, once a package has been removed, the meta package is no longer valid . . it's okay to remove it, won't hurt anything.

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Mint's 64-bit plugin?

Postby TheGreatSudoku on Wed Mar 09, 2011 7:42 pm

mint-flashplugin-x64... how often does that receive updates?
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Re: Updates for Adobe Flash

Postby beew on Fri Mar 11, 2011 10:56 pm

Use the flash-aid plugin for Firefox. It works in any Debian derivative.
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Re: Updates for Adobe Flash

Postby mockturtl on Tue Mar 15, 2011 11:28 pm

This doesn't seem to be showing up in the "Tutorials/Howtos" thread list, but:

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