Flash 9 plugin

Tez binary_y2k2 at blueyonder.co.uk
Thu Nov 9 08:14:18 UTC 2006

Joseph Vella wrote:
> Tez wrote:
>> Vayu wrote:
>>> I installed it by copying and symlinking into various plugin directories 
>>> (I could look up exactly). When I view a flash site in Konqueror and 
>>> right click it shows "About Flash 9".
>>> When I do the same in Firefox it says "About Flash 7". When I go to 
>>> about:plugins in Firefox it shows Flash 9.
>>> Anyone know how can I tell what's going on?
>> Did you uninstall flashplugin-nonfree first? Sometimes the librarys
>> conflict with eachother.
>> Make sure you only have one flash library (libflashplayer.so) in the
>> firefox plugin directorys: /usr/lib/firefox/plugins
>> Tez
> Well that's interesting. I don't have it in /usr/lib/firefox.  There
> are only a bunch of mplayer libs in there.
> I don't remember but apparently I must have installed my own copy of
> firefox at one time.
> Besides the one in /opt and the one in my download directory, why
> would I have so many flash libs?  Any idea how I would safely clean up
> the mess below?  Or should I just copy the right library into all
> these directories including the one you mentioned?  I'm sure that
> would work, but it seems a bit sloppy.
> $ sudo updatedb
> $ locate libflashplayer.so
> /home/vayu/install/flash9beta/flash-player-plugin-
> /usr/lib/mozilla/plugins/libflashplayer.so
> /usr/lib/mozilla-firefox/plugins/libflashplayer.so
> /usr/lib/netscape/plugins-libc6/libflashplayer.so
> /usr/lib/mozilla-snapshot/plugins/libflashplayer.so
> /opt/firefox/plugins/libflashplayer.so
Well I have the plugin in /usr/lib/mozilla/pligins, for the Mozilla
browser and /usr/lib/firefox/plugins for Firefox.
The /usr/lib/mozilla-firefox directory is a symlink to /usr/lib/firefox .
I'd make sure that they are all the same version of the plugin by
looking at the file sizes.
You don't have to copy the file to all the directory's, symlinks will do.
For your copy of firefox it should be in /opt/firefox/plugins, I'm not
sure if it will look in the /usr/lib/firefox directory. But you could
copy all the files in there to /opt/firefox and link /usr/lib/firefox to
/opt/firefox so everything will be in the right place.

A "not so neat" way of making sure you only use the one plugin is to
delete all the other libflashplayer.so files/links and replace/link them
with the one you downloaded.
The one in /usr/lib/mozilla/plugins will be right because that's the
directory Konqueror looks in, so you can link from there.


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