Adobe flash player debian

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  1. cet

    cet Registered Member

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    I am using debian jessie and I wanted to install the new beta flash player for firefox esr.I added the contrib and non-free to the repositories but could not find adobe flashplayer plugin there.So I downloaded the beta 23 flashplayer NPAPI 64 from adobe site and put the libflashplayer.so in the directory by ''$ sudo cp libflashplayer.so /usr/lib/mozilla/plugins''

    Adobe flash is working fine in firefox.Is this safe or are there any security problems? I do not know how to update flashplayer,so I assume I have to overwrite with the new version of libflashplayer.so

    Also İf I want to remove libflashplayer.so what should be the command to use in the terminal?
     
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    Did you do a "sudo apt-get update" after adding contrib and non-free?
    Did you search for "adobe" in synaptic?
     
  3. Palancar

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    To view current version # - paste in browser:

    http://www.adobe.com/software/flash/about/

    I update using a terminal command as below. Updates flawlessly for me. I am using Jessie too.


    update --- adobe flashplayer in terminal:

    sudo update-flashplugin-nonfree --install


    I have seen on some systems folks are downloading adobe as a .deb file and then using dpkg for another simple install method. I can give you those commands if you need to go that route.
     
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    Screenshot from 2016-09-16 22:30:08.png
     
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    That's why you can't update it with that terminal command.
     
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    I was assuming you already had adobe flashplayer installed (and working) and just wanted to update versions in Jessie. You may want to delete whatever you are using for adobe flash and then install using terminal. I'll paste what I do below, and this works rock solid for me on this end with Jessie.

    Use a terminal and of course I am assuming you have non-free in your sources.list You can check this way in Jessie - terminal - sudo gedit /etc/apt/sources.list

    (With NO adobe flashplayer on your system)

    Easy to install adobe from non-free source:

    sudo apt-get install flashplugin-nonfree


    In some cases you will need to download a .deb file package and install that way! I have had other distro's where I use a .deb package and dpkg for an easy install. Terminal was a cakewalk in Jessie on my end! Both install and update!


    note: the 23.XXXXX version of adobe flashplayer is not for Linux as far as I understand. I don't mess with "beta" so if your outside of stable use stuff that is why we aren't on the same page here!
     
  8. taytong888

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    I also have Debian Jessie 8.5 and flashplugin-nonfree already installed.

    Today, sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get upgrade shows that flashplugin-nonfree is among packages available for upgrade.

    Sometimes it pays to wait a little.

    Cheers!
     
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    May I ask what version is the updated flashplayer is? Is it the 11 series?
     
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    Thank you for all the answers.Earlier I had said that I was not able to find adobe flash even after adding the contrib and non-free to the repository list.Today I found out that the main repositories were missing as shown in the pic (painted blue) After adding those repositories adobe flash was there.But I decided not to install adobe flash for now.And changed the repositories to main only.

    h Screenshot from 2016-09-18 19:12:10.png
     
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    Although I added the main repositories and made sudo apt-get update the sources list still does not have those two lines Screenshot from 2016-09-18 19:13:25.png
     
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    Using the sources list creates this: So which one should be the default listo_O Please help Screenshot from 2016-09-18 19:13:56.png
     
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    Do you edit the source.list with sudo rights?
    sudo gedit /etc/apt/source.list
     
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    I changed repos from the synaptic package manager
     
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    It's version 11.2.202.635.

    I originally installed Debian Jessie using an unofficial non-free iso to burn the CD, in order to get the non-free packages including firmware for wireless adapter. Here are my sources.list files:

    Code:
    kdesudo kwrite /etc/apt/sources.list
    
    Code:
    ## DEBIAN
    deb http://ftp.us.debian.org/debian/ jessie main contrib non-free
    
    ## DEBIAN SECURITY
    deb http://security.debian.org/ jessie/updates main
    
    # jessie-updates, previously known as 'volatile'
    deb http://ftp.us.debian.org/debian/ jessie-updates main contrib non-free
    
    ##MULTIMEDIA
    
    #deb http://www.debian-multimedia.org jessie main non-free
    
    ##DEBIAN BACKPORTS
    deb http://ftp.debian.org/debian jessie-backports main contrib non-free
    
     
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    Thank you for the sources list.But why is the'' jessie-updates main contrib non-free'' but the jessie/updates only main?
     
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