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txykumat
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 19, 2017 7:13 pm    Post subject: How to stop upgrading flash player when I do emerge Reply with quote

I have flash 11.4.644 installed because it works with vaapi hardware acceleration via vdpau and the latest version of flash 24 just crashes. It's been like a two month since I did last world update and I want to know if there is any way not to upgrade my flashplayer to version 24. I am trying to use package.mask but not sure and don't want to wind up with no way back to flashplayer 11.4.644.

I appreciate any input. Sorry this is such a basic question
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 19, 2017 7:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

First you need to save version 11.4.644 of ebuild in a local overlay (because this version is no longer in portage) and then mask version that you don't want.
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 20, 2017 12:16 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Note that using old versions of flash is even more insecure than using up to date flash. Your time may be better spent diagnosing why newer flash doesn't work than avoiding newer flash.
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