Apt Dependency Issue-libdivxdecore0-binary

Tez binary_y2k2 at blueyonder.co.uk
Wed Nov 8 03:54:20 UTC 2006

Leonard Chatagnier wrote:
> Sorry to be such a nuisance. I have both packages
> installed from repo. Untarred the gz from the above
> link and the plugin.so file is the same size as the
> one in my /usr/lib/firefox/plugins dir. Diff of the
> /tmp/libflashplayer.so and the one in
> /usr/lib/firefox/plugins show no difference. When I go
> to a site with flash content and do flash conf or
> setup it shows flash7 not flash9. In one of replies in
> the past, someone on the list said I had to setup a
> link in /etc/alternatives for flash to work. I have
> that symlink in /etc/alternatives for flash7 but
> nothing for flash9. These are some of the issues I
> have in trying to setup flash9-plugin. The
> libflashplayer.so is in the firefox plugin dir but not
> in the mozilla plugin dir(and no symlink). I'm using a
> global setup having rmed all references to plugins and
> mplayerplug-in from $HOME trying to simplify my setup.
> I am not all that familiar with the ways of linux
> setup. Could you please offer some suggestion on how
> to setup flashplugin-nonfree as I've read the readme
> text from the untarred file an as far as I see it
> should work for a global(root) setup. I have no idea
> when or why one must use /etc/alternatives for setup.
> Does flashplugin-nonfree show up in your about.plugins
> if you use mozilla browser?
Yes, in both the Mozilla browser and Firefox the about plugins page shows:
Shockwave Flash

File name: libflashplayer.so
Shockwave Flash 9.0 d55
> Do you have a symlnk in /etc/alternatives for
> flashplugin-nonfree? Is one needed?
I have nothing in there about flash.
> I assume the answer is yes to the question "Do I need
> a symlnk for libflashplayer.so in
> /usr/lib/mozilla/plugins/ to the
> /usr/lib/firefox/plugins/libflashplayer.so file."
A symlnk or just copy the file there as well.
> Do I need to copy 
> /usr/share/app-install/desktop/flashplugin-nonfree.desktop
> to somewhere in my $HOME dir to get it to show and
> work?
No, I have no flashplugin-nonfree.desktop in my $HOME
> Would appreciate your answer/comment on each question
> to satisfy my ignorance of linux ways. 
> Again I apologize for being so persistent but these
> are to answers I need to understand the situation.
> Leonard Chatagnier
> lenc5570 at sbcglobal.net
I'll go threw the procedure I did when installing flash9:
1. Remove (uninstall) the package "flashplugin-nonfree" version 7 (sudo
apt-get --purge remove flashplugin-nonfree)
2. Download the tar.gz from the adobe website [1]
3. Unpack the file
4. In Konsole (K-menu -> System):
sudo -s
cd flash-player-plugin-
cp libflashplayer.so /usr/lib/mozilla/plugins
cp libflashplayer.so /usr/lib/firefox/plugins

Then, in Firefox or Mozilla, I go to about.plugins or a site with flash
on it and I can see flash9 installed.



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