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#1 2015-12-31 22:20:17

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Using Pepperflashplugin in Iceweasel

The browser-plugin-freshplayer-pepperflash package has recently been added to the jessie-backports repository.

This package allows the use of the latest version of the Google-developed FlashPlayer replacement in Iceweasel.

To install the package, add the jessie-backports repository:

sudo tee -a /etc/apt/sources.list <<< "deb http://httpredir.debian.org/debian jessie-backports main contrib non-free"

Then update the package database and install:

sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install browser-plugin-freshplayer-pepperflash pepperflashplugin-nonfree

Update the plugin with:

sudo update-pepperflashplugin-nonfree --install

https://wiki.debian.org/Freshplayerplugin

To have the plugin automatically update itself every day (probably a good idea), create a file at /etc/cron.daily/update-flashplugin (as root!) with this content:

#!/bin/sh
update-pepperflashplugin-nonfree --install

Then change the ownership and file mode:

sudo chown root:root /etc/cron.daily/update-flashplugin
sudo chmod 755 /etc/cron.daily/update-flashplugin

Last edited by Head_on_a_Stick (2016-03-11 07:34:00)


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#2 2015-12-31 22:39:13

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Re: Using Pepperflashplugin in Iceweasel

this is welcome.

i hope it will put a stop to all the whinos that go on and on complaining that it's such a shame that linux still can't compete with $PROPRIETARY_OS and something should be done about it...

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#3 2015-12-31 22:46:44

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Re: Using Pepperflashplugin in Iceweasel

Cool, thanks - that seems to have cured some problems in Iceweasel, which started last week, when certain embedded videos wouldn't play smile


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#4 2016-01-01 06:41:31

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Re: Using Pepperflashplugin in Iceweasel

Just another thanks, useful stuff for sure. smile

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#5 2016-01-01 12:09:55

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Re: Using Pepperflashplugin in Iceweasel

Ah good, I actually posted this whilst slightly drunk  ops

It's good to see it does make sense smile


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#6 2016-01-01 14:27:46

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Re: Using Pepperflashplugin in Iceweasel

Before I do this ...

  • will it allow my wife to play her flash games? and

  • watch her online news videos?

I'm dead meat if I bork either of those.


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#7 2016-01-01 14:57:28

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Re: Using Pepperflashplugin in Iceweasel

Sector11 wrote:

Before I do this ...

  • will it allow my wife to play her flash games? and

  • watch her online news videos?

I'm dead meat if I bork either of those.

Well I cannot confirm for sure because I use Chromium in my Debian jessie system but I can say that $BETTER_HALF plays her games using pepperflashplayer and I never get any grief about it (thank you Debian!).

I have recently cron'd the update, as outlined by twoion in this thread:
http://crunchbang.org/forums/viewtopic.php?id=33319


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#8 2016-01-01 14:59:07

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Re: Using Pepperflashplugin in Iceweasel

I've been having problems with flash in iceweasel for the last week or so. Updating flashplugin-nonfree didn't help, nor did installing the proprietry one work. I purged all flash, then installed the freshplayer plugin (recommends `pepperflashplugin-nonfree` BTW).

Now flash is working OK in both iceweasel and chromium. Just my experience wink


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#9 2016-01-01 16:14:37

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Re: Using Pepperflashplugin in Iceweasel

biting the bullet - better half is taking a siesta.  Xing fingers.
Wish me luck or it's so long Sector11!  Anything to get rid of Adobe F·Flash  smile


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#10 2016-01-01 16:54:12

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Re: Using Pepperflashplugin in Iceweasel

Well this sucks bigtime!  removed and purged "flashplugin-nonfree" - even reboted:

    $ cpol flashplugin-nonfree
alias cpol = apt-cache policy
flashplugin-nonfree:
  Installed: (none)
  Candidate: 1:3.6.1
  Version table:
     1:3.6.1 0
        500 http://ftp.us.debian.org/debian/ jessie/contrib amd64 Packages

BUT:  it's still here and still active.  sad

I might add I see no way of removing those two things from iceweasel either.

How did you get rid of it damo?


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#11 2016-01-01 17:01:50

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Re: Using Pepperflashplugin in Iceweasel

Info: this is how I did it:

    $ aremv flashplugin-nonfree
alias aremv = sudo apt-get autoremove --purge
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree       
Reading state information... Done
Package 'flashplugin-nonfree' is not installed, so not removed
0 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 0 to remove and 3 not upgraded.

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#12 2016-01-01 19:19:30

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Re: Using Pepperflashplugin in Iceweasel

^  I used

sudo apt-get remove --purge

(and did the same for pepperflashplugin, just in case)


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#13 2016-01-01 19:57:44

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Re: Using Pepperflashplugin in Iceweasel

before:
You have version 11,2,202,554 installed
after:
You have version 20,0,0,228 installed

Nice version jump smile

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#14 2016-01-01 20:14:02

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Re: Using Pepperflashplugin in Iceweasel

Adobe wrote:

You have version 20,0,0,228 installed

Linux     Mozilla, Firefox - NPAPI (Extended Support Release)            11.2.202.559
             Chrome (embedded), Chromium-based browsers - PPAPI     20.0.0.267

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#15 2016-01-01 20:19:33

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Re: Using Pepperflashplugin in Iceweasel

^ & ^^

sudo update-pepperflashplugin-nonfree --install

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#16 2016-01-01 20:30:07

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Re: Using Pepperflashplugin in Iceweasel

OK, I see that damo, and it explains what I'm about to post.  I've been all over the net search and reading.

As I said, I purged it, but Iceweasel hung on to it and it was still active.  So I reinstalled "flashplugin-nonfree" and looked - this is what I had:
2016_01_01_17_08_09_Scrot11.jpg
While those three thunar windows were open, I purged it again - it disappeared from 2 of the windows and only remained in one:
2016_01_01_17_10_40_Scrot11.jpg
Now rather than 'delete' that I renamed it and opened IW - now it was gone.

Followed HoaS's instructions and BINGO! > v20.0.0.228

/usr/lib/mozilla/plugins/libflashplayer.so_xxx
/usr/lib/mozilla/plugins/libfreshwrapper-pepperflash.so

I'm under the impression it's faster too - might just be my excitement though.

Thank you Head_on_a_Stick & damo


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#17 2016-01-02 11:13:11

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Re: Using Pepperflashplugin in Iceweasel

Bump!

Update & cron instructions added to OP


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#18 2016-01-02 13:21:02

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Re: Using Pepperflashplugin in Iceweasel

Dumb question but; ¿why daily?


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#19 2016-01-02 14:22:44

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Re: Using Pepperflashplugin in Iceweasel

Sector11 wrote:

¿why daily?

Because FlashPlayer is *always* at a vulnerable version.
neutral

If you have to use it, make sure it is as up to date as possible.


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#20 2016-01-02 14:25:46

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Re: Using Pepperflashplugin in Iceweasel

OK .. that makes sense.  Thanks.


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#21 2016-01-02 16:14:26

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Re: Using Pepperflashplugin in Iceweasel

Is this more secure than a daily $(sudo update-flashplugin-nonfree --install)?  (I didn't check the current version of flashplugin-nonfree before purging it.)


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#22 2016-01-02 18:12:30

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Re: Using Pepperflashplugin in Iceweasel

pvsage wrote:

Is this more secure than a daily $(sudo update-flashplugin-nonfree --install)?

Well, if Adobe are to be believed then the latest vulnerability fixes are applied to the GNU/Linux FlashPlayer variant but new features are not so using pepperflash is more about functionality rather than security.


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#23 2016-01-02 19:14:13

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Re: Using Pepperflashplugin in Iceweasel

@ pvsage - Also damo said that updating flashplugin-nonfree didn't work.  I And didn't here either.

I simply made an alias:

alias pepper='echo "sudo update-pepperflashplugin-nonfree --install" && sudo update-pepperflashplugin-nonfree --install'

Since I'm in the habit of running my alias for update|upgrade "almost" daily ... it'll be easy to add pepper smile


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#24 2016-01-02 19:34:30

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Very cool thread, HoaS!

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#25 2016-01-03 04:41:19

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Re: Using Pepperflashplugin in Iceweasel

Thank you HoaS!

Does this mean an upgrade of bl-welcome to install that instead of flashplugin-nonfree is needed?


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