Debian recommendations re: free flash player plugins

Discussion in 'all things UNIX' started by Longboard, Feb 17, 2008.

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  1. Longboard

    Longboard Registered Member

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    AS per Debian latest release:
    http://www.debian.org/News/2008/20080217
    IS this a real risk to other distros as well?
    What alternatives are there?
    I haven't actually tried gnash.

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  2. lucas1985

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    Works good with Flash 7 content.
     
  3. bktII

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    @Longboard

    I use firefox as my web browser in Arch Linux. It happens that this is the only distro where I have installed the flashplugin package (I also run Debian) as I rarely use it. I recall updating flashplugin recently and checked at Arch's website for the flashplugin package in the extra repository:

    flashplugin (nonfree) v9.0.115.0-2 last updated:2008-02-07

    Thus, it would appear that Arch is updating and I *assume* that the updates include security fixes.
     
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    Debian has kind of been on a crusade lately with free software and such, one example if the firefox and iceweasel incidents...

    If you use debian, there still is gnash which will work for youtube (and it has a 64 bit version unlike flash) and there is also swfdec but I haven't really looked into that.

    On arch what I am using right now on this laptop, I have v9 installed and they, like almost all the linux distros, aren't planning on dropping it.

    Cheers,

    Alphalutra1
     
  5. Longboard

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    Yes, I'm still way out on the fringes: respect their position but...
    There have been issues with flash over the last 6 months but all the other distros seem to have dealt with them.
    eg
    http://www.novell.com/linux/security/advisories/2007_46_flashplayer.html
    :thumb:
    Thx

    - which if any package manager you using with Arch -?
     
  6. bktII

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    Arch's package manager: pacman

    info here: http://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Pacman

    Command-line like apt-get and yum. I use the command-line without problems.

    There are front-ends to pacman (like synaptic for apt-get and yumex for yum). Jacman, gtkPacman, ...
     
  7. Pedro

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    It's a clear position, and nothing to argue about.
    "Debian thinks the logos are not free because they are not free. Period."
    http://glandium.org/blog/?p=97

    I'm sticking with Debian thank you very much.. :)
     
  8. tlu

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    The same applies to Ubuntu with last update on Feb. 7. Version is 9.0.48.0.2, though.
     
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