Nils Kassube kassube at gmx.net
Sun Nov 8 16:23:34 UTC 2015

Gene Heskett wrote:
> One of those somebody has to ask it questions.  I just updated my
> lappy, which hadn't been in a couple months, which has a 14.04
> LUbuntu install on it, and its wasting time yet trying to download
> the tarball of adobe's flashplayer.
> Now, since this is synaptic trying to handle that, see it trying to
> download a tarball seems totally out of character.
> But thats not the real question I'd like an answer to.  Adobe dropped
> anything that looks like linux support a couple years ago, so the real
> question is why are all the package managers still screwing around
> with it?

Well, flash isn't installed by default, so it was your choice to install 
it anyway. Just uninstall the package - that's what I did some time ago. 
At least youtube works without flash, but some sites still require it. 
Maybe you should check your favourite sites without flash and complain 
to their webmaster if it doesn't work.


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