Stable 64-bit flash

Bruce Miller subscribe at
Wed Jun 17 18:40:46 UTC 2009

I am puzzled by this thread; but then again, I am a user who lurks on this list, not a developer. Presumably, I do not understand.

I run Kubuntu Karmic Alpha2, fully updated.

Among the installed packages, I have the following:
bruce at Xenophon:~$ apt-cache show flashplugin-installer
Package: flashplugin-installer
Priority: optional
Section: multiverse/web
Installed-Size: 176
Maintainer: Ubuntu MOTU Developers <ubuntu-motu at>
Original-Maintainer: Bart Martens <bartm at>
Architecture: amd64
Source: flashplugin-nonfree
Replaces: flashplugin (<< 6), flashplugin-nonfree
Provides: flashplugin-nonfree
Depends: nspluginwrapper (>=, ia32-libs (>= 2.2ubuntu18), debconf | debconf-2.0, wget, fontconfig
Recommends: libasound2-plugins (>= 1.0.16)
Suggests: firefox, xulrunner-1.9, firefox-3.0, konqueror-nsplugins, x-ttcidfont-conf, msttcorefonts, ttf-bitstream-vera | ttf-dejavu, ttf-xfree86-nonfree, xfs (>= 1:1.0.1-5)
Conflicts: flashplayer-mozilla, flashplugin (<< 6), flashplugin-nonfree (<<, libflashsupport, xfs (<< 1:1.0.1-5)
Filename: pool/multiverse/f/flashplugin-nonfree/flashplugin-installer_10.0.22.87ubuntu2_amd64.deb
Size: 19124
MD5sum: 1271e320a25fab0fd29833df2d84f574
SHA1: b0389cb7ba3aaecca59fca1d29c3dcb536cc7eae
SHA256: 75b63fd3450c5367fc50811e4e5c2418d42f0d987aa2b6fe31e412de4ebbbb31
Description: Adobe Flash Player plugin installer
 This package will download the Flash Player from the net.  It is a
 Netscape/Mozilla type plugin.  Any browser based on Netscape or Mozilla can
 use the Flash plugin.  This package currently supports the following browsers:
 Mozilla, Mozilla-Firefox, Firefox, Iceweasel, and Iceape.  Also Galeon and
 Epiphany can use the Flash plugin.  Konqueror can also use the Flash plugin if
 konqueror-nsplugins is installed.
 WARNING: Installing this Ubuntu package causes the Adobe flash plugin to be
 downloaded from  The distribution license of the Adobe flash
 plugin is available at  Installing this Ubuntu package implies
 that you have accepted the terms of that license.
Npp-Applications: ec8030f7-c20a-464f-9b0e-13a3a9e97384, 92650c4d-4b8e-4d2a-b7eb-24ecf4f6b63a, aa5ca914-c309-495d-91cf-3141bbb04115
Npp-Description: Adobe Flash SWF Player (
Npp-Mimetype: application/x-shockwave-flash
Npp-Name: Adobe Flash Player (installer)
Origin: Ubuntu

The following appears to be the latest so-called Alpha version available directly from the Adobe web site:

A file compare shows that the two libraries are identical. Does this not mean that the Ubuntu repositories are already providing the most recent Adobe 64-bit flash?

Bruce Miller, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
bruce at; (613) 745-1151

In the beginning... was the command line.

From: Danny Piccirillo <danny.piccirillo at>
To: ubuntu-devel-discuss at
Sent: Wednesday, June 17, 2009 12:19:17 PM
Subject: Stable 64-bit flash

IIRC, the Flash 64 bit Alpha almost made it into Intrepid, but was not because it is an alpha. It was already much more stable than using the 32-bit version on 64-bit Ubuntu, and now that 64-bit Flash alpha 2 is out, i recommend we make an exception, and include it in Karmic. 

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