problem in installing flash on lucid 10.04 64 bit "Package adobe flash is virtual"

Jordon Bedwell jordon at
Wed Oct 6 13:04:43 UTC 2010

On Wed, 2010-10-06 at 13:13 +0100, Alan Pope wrote:
> sudo apt-get update
> sudo apt-get install flashplugin-installer

Holy hell guys, lots of wasted time.  If you can't do it one way, learn
to do it another.  Stop relying on apt. You can't learn if apt is your
only tool. Seriously.  Here, let me make it easy for ya.


32Bit instructions (from terminal):
tar xvzf install_flash_player_10_linux.tar.gz
cd install_flash_player_10_linux
mv ~/.mozilla/plugins


64bit instructions (from terminal):
tar xvzf flashplayer_square_p2_64bit_linux_092710.tar.gz
cd flashplayer_square_p2_64bit_linux_092710
mv ~/.mozilla/plugins


64bit instructions (easy way from terminal):
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:sevenmachines/flash
sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get install flashplugin64-installer

Just a note though, I really like the new flash64, not because I finally
get to keep 32bit libs off my machine but because it's a lot more
stable, I'm sure all of ya'll remember the days when Youtube was trash
on Linux because Adobe would never throw us a bone >.>

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