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PostPosted: Tue May 19, 2015 12:31 pm    Post subject: adbobe flash player update Reply with quote

there are a couple of sites I use that inform me that my flash player is not the latest version, and content won't load. is there a way via portage (or recommended way outside of portage) to update the player?
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PostPosted: Tue May 19, 2015 1:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Adobe discontinued updating the linux flash player several years ago (beyond security updates), and iirc even those security updates are coming to a stop soon. The easiest way to view the sites with flash, is using google-chrome and maybe chromium (after you copy the pluggin from google-chrome over). No, the pluggin from chrome will not work in firefox.
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PostPosted: Tue May 19, 2015 4:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

You can update the flash player, check this link:

https://security.gentoo.org/glsa/201504-07

P.D : I use Mozilla Firefox without problems.
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PostPosted: Tue May 19, 2015 7:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

ct85711 wrote:
Adobe discontinued updating the linux flash player several years ago (beyond security updates), and iirc even those security updates are coming to a stop soon. The easiest way to view the sites with flash, is using google-chrome and maybe chromium (after you copy the pluggin from google-chrome over). No, the pluggin from chrome will not work in firefox.

https://github.com/i-rinat/freshplayerplugin
yes it is in portage (www-plugins/freshplayerplugin) and I use it to run Pepper Flash in firefox.
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PostPosted: Wed May 27, 2015 8:41 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hieronymus Bosch wrote:
You can update the flash player, check this link:

https://security.gentoo.org/glsa/201504-07

P.D : I use Mozilla Firefox without problems.


Thanks, that's about the 20th security update just this year on their buggy crap released 3 years ago.

@dweezil, thanks, I had not heard of pepperflash.

>=www-plugins/chrome-binary-plugins-43.0.2357.81_p1:stable google-chrome

So that's a backdoor way to get more closed source binary crap from Adobe.

I'd really like to keep this off my system. It's a shame that no one has come up with a FOSS replacement. AFAICT gnash is still of little practical use.
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PostPosted: Wed May 27, 2015 12:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I tried freshplayer. it's sometimes a little buggy and works a bit slower but good enough anyway.
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PostPosted: Wed May 27, 2015 2:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Rion wrote:
I tried freshplayer. it's sometimes a little buggy and works a bit slower but good enough anyway.


freshplayer, it seems, is just a wrapper to convert PPAPI to NSAPI , you are still running Adobe's crappy security garbage code ( via Google if that increases your confidence :twisted: ).
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