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LM13 mint-flashplugin-11 at version 11.0, not 11.2

Postby jaycee on Fri May 25, 2012 10:28 am

The latest release of Adobe Flash Player, 11.2, is the last major release for Linux (outside of Google Chrome), although it'll receive security updates for the next five years (http://www.h-online.com/open/news/item/ ... 40104.html) - rather convenient for this LTS release of Linux Mint. However, I just noticed that mint-flashplugin-11 is at the obsolete version 11.0. Ubuntu has adobe-flashplugin at the latest version, and they should release security updates as they arrive from Adobe. Unfortunately, if I try to remove mint-flashplugin-11, Synaptic and Software Manager both want to additionally remove mint-meta-codecs. Would it be possible for Linux Mint to regularly update mint-flashplugin-11, or to make it independently removable so as to simply replace it with adobe-flashplugin (ultimately the easiest solution, considering support would simply come from Ubuntu)?
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Re: LM13 mint-flashplugin-11 at version 11.0, not 11.2

Postby gutigen on Tue May 29, 2012 2:53 pm

Yes, we need option to manage flash plugin without uninstalling all mint codecs :/
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Re: LM13 mint-flashplugin-11 at version 11.0, not 11.2

Postby zerozero on Tue May 29, 2012 5:10 pm

mint-meta-codecs is just a metapackage (as the name says) https://help.ubuntu.com/community/MetaPackages
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Re: LM13 mint-flashplugin-11 at version 11.0, not 11.2

Postby gutigen on Tue May 29, 2012 5:55 pm

zerozero wrote:mint-meta-codecs is just a metapackage (as the name says) https://help.ubuntu.com/community/MetaPackages


Yea, but removing it removes all mint codecs too :)
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Re: LM13 mint-flashplugin-11 at version 11.0, not 11.2

Postby zerozero on Tue May 29, 2012 6:00 pm

gutigen,
try this (don't worry because the -s switch won't do anything, only perform a simulation)
Code: Select all
sudo apt-get remove -s mint-meta-codecs

post the output here
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Re: LM13 mint-flashplugin-11 at version 11.0, not 11.2

Postby rebelwriteruk on Sun Jun 03, 2012 9:20 pm

If you are using Firefox try downloading the flash-aid add on this gives you a choice of installing the adobe beta version or the stable ubuntu version from the repros. It uninstalls flash and then reinstalls the version you choose with little input from you. installed this add on to my wifes laptop has she gets all moody if the latest version of flash is not installed lol :lol: . When activated (after you've chosen which version you want to install) a terminal window opens and apart from typing "y" to confirm thats all the input thats required. at the moment she is running Firefox 12.0 and flash version 11.2.202.235 Hope this helps.
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Re: LM13 mint-flashplugin-11 at version 11.0, not 11.2

Postby Lantesh on Sat Jun 09, 2012 9:01 pm

gutigen wrote:
zerozero wrote:mint-meta-codecs is just a metapackage (as the name says) https://help.ubuntu.com/community/MetaPackages


Yea, but removing it removes all mint codecs too :)


No it doesn't remove the codecs. A meta package is nothing more than a package that installs other packages. You can uninstall the meta package itself, and the other stuff is left in place.
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Re: LM13 mint-flashplugin-11 at version 11.0, not 11.2

Postby grimsbain on Mon Jun 11, 2012 6:39 pm

The problem here is that when you install the adobe-flashplugin mint-meta-codecs is listed as to be removed so all the other packages the install with it are removed also.

Impact on packages: adobe-flash-properties-gtk (installed), mint-flashplugin (removed), mint-meta-codecs (removed), adobe-flashplugin (installed)
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Re: LM13 mint-flashplugin-11 at version 11.0, not 11.2

Postby zerozero on Mon Jun 11, 2012 6:44 pm

grimsbain, that output you quoted is from aptitude?
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Re: LM13 mint-flashplugin-11 at version 11.0, not 11.2

Postby grimsbain on Mon Jun 11, 2012 6:47 pm

zerozero wrote:grimsbain, that output you quoted is from aptitude?


No, that is the text from inside the software manager here is the text from the terminal.

Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree
Reading state information... Done
The following packages were automatically installed and are no longer required:
libclalsadrv2 libclxclient3 libclthreads2
Use 'apt-get autoremove' to remove them.
The following extra packages will be installed:
adobe-flash-properties-gtk
Suggested packages:
konqueror-nsplugins x-ttcidfont-conf ttf-xfree86-nonfree xfs
The following packages will be REMOVED:
mint-flashplugin mint-meta-codecs

The following NEW packages will be installed:
adobe-flash-properties-gtk adobe-flashplugin
0 upgraded, 2 newly installed, 2 to remove and 7 not upgraded.
Remv mint-meta-codecs [2012.05.20.1]
Remv mint-flashplugin [2011.10.19]
Inst adobe-flashplugin (11.2.202.236-0precise1 Partner archive:12.04/precise [amd64])
Inst adobe-flash-properties-gtk (11.2.202.236-0precise1 Partner archive:12.04/precise [amd64])
Conf adobe-flashplugin (11.2.202.236-0precise1 Partner archive:12.04/precise [amd64])
Conf adobe-flash-properties-gtk (11.2.202.236-0precise1 Partner archive:12.04/precise [amd64])
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Re: LM13 mint-flashplugin-11 at version 11.0, not 11.2

Postby zerozero on Mon Jun 11, 2012 6:54 pm

grimsbain,
i don't see any problem in that output:
you removed mint-flashplugin but installed in its place adobe-flashplugin (so it's all good)
now the "big issue" here in this topic mint-meta-codecs is a meta-package https://help.ubuntu.com/community/MetaPackages it's an empty package, useful to install others but once they are installed it's not needed anymore and can be safely removed.
as viking777 once said imagine it as a shopping-list, once you do the shopping, you can throw the list away :D
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Re: LM13 mint-flashplugin-11 at version 11.0, not 11.2

Postby Lantesh on Tue Jun 12, 2012 12:11 am

zerozero wrote:grimsbain,
i don't see any problem in that output:
you removed mint-flashplugin but installed in its place adobe-flashplugin (so it's all good)
now the "big issue" here in this topic mint-meta-codecs is a meta-package https://help.ubuntu.com/community/MetaPackages it's an empty package, useful to install others but once they are installed it's not needed anymore and can be safely removed.
as viking777 once said imagine it as a shopping-list, once you do the shopping, you can throw the list away :D


Well stated. I was trying to explain this myself, but apparently failed.
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Re: LM13 mint-flashplugin-11 at version 11.0, not 11.2

Postby gunfleet on Wed Jun 13, 2012 2:35 pm

Removing the package mint-flashplugin does not seem to actually remove the file

/opt/mint-flashplugin-11/libflashplayer.so

is still installed, although the newer adobe-flashplugin takes precedence in Firefox

Edit: just found solution, Mark for complete removal in Synaptic removes the file
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Re: LM13 mint-flashplugin-11 at version 11.0, not 11.2

Postby rcmn on Fri Jun 15, 2012 5:59 pm

Also noriced a serious improvement in deleting mint-flashplugin to replace it with adobe-flashplugin .Couldn't use E$P_3 because the perf were very slow. The switch helped.
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