UVF exception request for flashplugin-nonfree

Daniel Robitaille robitaille at gmail.com
Sun Mar 12 18:52:32 GMT 2006

On 3/12/06, Guillaume Desmottes <cass at skynet.be> wrote:
> Hi !
> I would you like than you considered a UVF exception for
> flashplugin-nonfree.
> Currently the package is completely broken and unusable. It can't
> download the plugin and so doesn't do anything useful. [1]
> This bug was recently fixed in Debian in the 7.0.61-3 version (maybe
> before, i just tested this one). It's not a trivial change: all the
> script was rewritten in bash but so the very buggy [2] ruby script is at
> least dropped.
> I know than it's very late for this kind of change but i think we don't
> have anything to lose.  IMHO, it's better to have a package than seems
> to work than one we're sure it doesn't. :)
> In attachement the diff between the two packages; see also the Debian
> ChangeLog [3].
> Thanks!
>         G.
> [1]
> https://launchpad.net/distros/ubuntu/+source/flashplugin-nonfree/+bug/29214
> [2]
> https://launchpad.net/distros/ubuntu/+source/flashplugin-nonfree/+bug/34500
> [3]
> http://packages.debian.org/changelogs/pool/contrib/f/flashplugin-nonfree/flashplugin-nonfree_7.0.61-3/changelog

I guess that affect all the Ubuntu releases, not just Dapper, and they
are all broken?

There is also an old bug report of mine about the security issue in
the flash plugin we ship for  Warty, Hoary, and Breezy (7.0.25)

The only way to solve the security issue is to upgrade  flash to
7.0.61.  I wonder if this new flash package could be made available
for all Ubuntu releases, Warty/Hoary/Breezy as a security upgrade, and
Dapper as a normal upgrade?

Daniel Robitaille

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